Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

I am pretty sure cinnamon is my favorite spice. It’s good on nearly any dessert. It’s crazy to think that that is false, because it’s not! Anyways, as some of you may know, Matt and I have been trying to create the perfect sourdough start. We have tried everything, so we kind of gave up for a little minute, let our little beast just grow in the fridge for a couple months, to the point we thought we had killed it. I thought, it’s probably dead so I will buy a start online and give it a try. 
Matt then decided to pull our probably dead start out of the fridge and feed it. It grew as it normally did, so now we have two different starts, and the newly purchased one does not smell as good as the old one. Anyways, we used our old start to make these lovelies and they were freaking amazing! You should make your own and you won’t regret it!!

1 1/2 cup sourdough starter
3/4 cups milk (heat in the microwave for about 45 seconds)
2 tablespoons of butter, softened
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1 envelope instant dry yeast

2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 stick of butter softened
1 (8 oz) Package of cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk

1. Heat up milk until it is hot but not too hot to touch. Mix in yeast and about a tablespoon of granulated sugar. Set asides until it begins to bubble.
2. Once the yeast is ready, mix in butter, egg, salt, the remaining sugar, start and the flour into your kitchen aide with the dough hook. Mix until it is blended together well, about 5 minutes.
3. On a lightly floured counter pull the dough out of the mixer and knead dough until formed into an oval shape. Allow to rest for 15 minutes while covered with plastic.
4. Grease pan with butter. After the dough has rested, stretch and roll dough into a rectangle about 24 inches by 15 inches.
5. Using a rubber spatula spread the softened butter over all of the dough and then sprinkle in the filling until evenly distributed.
6. Roll the dough hot dog style and then pinch the seam together.
7. Take a knife and cut the dough marking into even 1 1/2 inch sections. Using dental floss cut the dough into about 12 rolls.
8. Place in the baking pan, evenly spaced apart. Allow to rise for 45 minutes to an hour or until they have doubled in size.
9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
10. While the rolls are baking, in your mixer, place all the frosting ingredients and mix until they are blended.
11. When the rolls are finished baking I like to put on the frosting. This recipe makes extra frosting, I did that because Momma Kim LOVES her frosting and so there was extra for those who wanted more frosting!


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21 thoughts on “Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. Hi! I just found this post at Rooted in Thyme, and these cinnamon rolls look amazing! I love sourdough, and will have to try this recipe with my sourdough start. Thank you!

  2. Oh yes, please! I'm a cinnamon roll freak. Need to get my butt in gear and make sourdough starter again. It's tricky keeping it alive in our cold house, though. :/

  3. Our big leisure treat of the week is reading the "big" paper on Saturday mornings and eating a sweet treat. These look yummy. My son-in-law loves sour dough so these would be an extra treat. Pinning for later and really are looking forward to preparing these !!!

  4. These really do look amazing, but I don't have a sourdough starter and probably won't get through the extra trouble. So, if I want cinnamon rolls then I'll just make the traditional ones. Thanks for sharing, though!

  5. Oh my word! Two of my favorites combined. I haven't had any sour dough starter in forever…will have to correct that as I can't wait to make these!

    Stopped by from Cookin' and Craftin' and so happy I did! Love your blog and will be a new follower.


  6. While things involving yeast tend to intimidate me, these look so delicious- what a great way to start the day!

    I stopped by from Thursday Favorite Things.

  7. Your Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls look amazing, we will just love them. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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