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INGREDIENTS

The Dough ▢ 1 cup whole milk ▢ 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast (1 packet) ▢ 2 large eggs ▢ 3/4 tsp salt ▢ 1/3 cup butter - melted ▢ 1/2 cup sugar ▢ 4 - 4 1/2 cups flour The Filling ▢ 5 TBSP butter - softened ▢ 2/3 cup packed brown sugar ▢ 2 tsp ground cinnamon ▢ 1 tsp ground ginger ▢ 1 tsp cardamom ▢ 2 large apples* - diced The Icing ▢ 6 oz cream cheese ▢ 5 TBSP butter ▢ 2 cups powdered sugar ▢ 2 tsp vanilla bean paste

Apple  Cinnamon Rolls

Yield

12 ROLLS

prep time

30 MINUTES

total time

2 HOURS 35 MINUTES

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1. Proof yeast by warming milk to between 105º to 110ºF. Sprinkle yeast on top and let it proof for 5 - 10 minutes. Yeast should foam up. If it doesn't start over with fresh yeast.

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2. In the bowl of your stand mixer whisk together the eggs and salt. Add the yeast mixture, melted butter, sugar, and 4 cups of flour. 3. With the dough hook attachment, mix on low to combine, stopping to scrape the sides at least twice. About 3 minutes.

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4. The dough should be soft and wet. Add the remaining flour 1/4 cup or less at a time, mixing each addition until combined completely. You may not need it all, you'll know it's enough when the dough no longer sticks to the bowl.

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5. When the dough is shaggy and no longer sticking to the bowl, knead the dough for 5 - 7 minutes with the mixer or 10 - 15 minutes by hand. When it's done, the dough should be smooth, not sticky, and bounce back to the touch.

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6. Shape the dough into a ball and place it into a large oiled bowl. Turn the dough over to coat with oil, then cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise 1 - 2 hours or until doubled in size.

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7. While the dough is proofing, prepare the filling. Dice the apples and measure out the spices and brown sugar.

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8. On a well floured surface, use a rolling pin to shape the dough into a large rectangle. Approximately 18" x 12" and 1/4" thick. 9. Spread the softened butter on the dough. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and spices, then sprinkle on top of the butter. Follow with the diced apple chunks.

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10. Starting with the long side of the rectangle, gently roll the dough towards you so that you have a roughly 18" long log. 11. Place the seam side down, trim any uneven ends, then slice the log into 12 equal pieces.

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12. Place each roll on it's end in a buttered 9" x 13" pan. Keep the smaller rolls towards the center to prevent burning. 13. Cover with a clean kitchen towel, place in a warm spot, and allow to rise for 30 - 90 minutes or until the rolls have doubled in size.

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14. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

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1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, whip the softened cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.

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2. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, mixing to combine completely and scraping down the sides of the bowl between additions.

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3. After the last addition, with the mixer running add the vanilla bean paste (or equal parts vanilla extract) and combine completely.

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Once the rolls have cooled, cover the tops with an even layer of the cream cheese icing.  Serve rolls with any remaining icing.

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