For the dough:
1 cup of warm whole milk (110F)
2 eggs at room temperature
1/3 cup of margarine (melted)
4 1/2 cups of bread flour (or more)
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons of dry yeast
For the filling:
1 cup of brown sugar (packed)
2 1/2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
1/3 cup of unsalted butter (soften)
For the frosting:
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
3 oz of cream cheese (at room temperature)
1/4 cup of butter (at room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 small pinch of salt
drops of water (enough to soften up the frosting)
Pour warm milk inside the KitchenAid Mixer bowl then add dry yeast and 4 teaspoons of sugar.
Whisk, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, the mixture should be bubbly and puffed up.
With the hook attachment on, start your mixer on low speed.
Add melted margarine, eggs and remaining sugar.
Start adding the flour and salt, 1 cup at a time until dough does not stick to bottom or sides of bowl.
Work on dough on the slow speed for about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough with a plastic wrap right on the top of the dough (this will prevent the dough from getting dry and forming a crust or cover in greased bowl.
Let it rise for about 1 hour or until it doubles size in a warm place.
Sprinkle a little flour over a clean surface and pour the dough over it.
Stretch the dough using a rolling pin.
Shape the dough into a 16×21 inches rectangle.
Spread the 1/3 cup of soften butter all over the dough.
Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle this mixture all over the dough (the butter should hold the sugar mixture in place).
Roll the dough VERY TIGHTLY, long way.
Cut the dough into 12 pieces,
Lightly grease a 9×13 inches pan and place the cinnamon rolls on it, cover it and let it rise for about 30 minutes or until doubles size in a warm place.
Preheat your oven to 400F.
Bake the cinnamon rolls for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
While rolls are in the oven, make the frosting.
In KitchenAid Mixer bowl add soften cream cheese and butter and with the whipping attachment on start whipping it until it’s combines.
Add Vanilla extract and start adding the powdered sugar.
Add a little bit of water, just enough so it can mix it.
Once rolls come out of the oven, spread the frosting while rolls are still warm.