Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Gather the dough ingredients - * Milk * Sugar * Active dry yeast * Eggs * Butter * Vanilla extract * Flour

Add the warm milk and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer.  Sprinkle over the yeast and  allow it to sit for 5 minutes, or until foamy and fragrant.

Add the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.  Whisk to combine.

Slowly add the flour.  The dough should come together into a smooth ball around  the hook.

– Knead the dough on low speed for 5 minutes, or  until it is smooth and tacky. – Lightly  oil the bowl and then shape the dough into a smooth ball.  Place it in  the oiled bowl and cover.  Set the dough in a warm place and allow it to  rise until doubled in size

When the dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it into a 1/4" thick rectangle.

Gather the filling ingredients - * Butter * Brown sugar * Cinnamon * Nutmeg * Salt

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

– Spread the dough with softened butter. - Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the butter.

Tightly roll the dough into a log, making sure to pinch the seam closed so the log doesn't unroll.

- Use a sharp, serrated knife to cut 1" rounds. - Place the cinnamon rolls in the pan, making sure to place them cut side up. – Cover the rolls again and place them in a warm place to rise.

Bake the cinnamon rolls for 35-40 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

Gather the frosting ingredients - * Cream cheese * Powdered sugar * Heavy cream * Vanilla extract

– Place the softened cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until fluffy. – Slowly add the powdered sugar before adding the heavy  cream and vanilla. – When  all of the heavy cream has been incorporated,  beat until the frosting becomes smooth and fluffy -  about 2 minutes.

Spread the frosting over the cinnamon rolls and enjoy.

Full recipe at mildlymeandering.com