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Golden Raisin Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Glaze

I come to you guys today with a really special recipe (in my opinion): CINNAMON ROLLS! I made these on Mother’s Day for my mom, and they definitely are mom-approved. She LOVED them, and so did my dad and brother. As did I. They were perfectly gooey, sweet, and comforting, just as cinnamon rolls should be. I added golden raisins to ours because they are my mom’s favorite, but you can easily omit them if you wish!
They are perfect for entertaining, snacking, breakfast, dessert, etc.
I love them, and this recipe was pretty straightforward to follow. I’d have to say the hardest part was waiting for the dough to rise! I highly suggest making these, you won’t be disappointed!!

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Golden Raisin Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Glaze
Adapted from Alice and the Mock Turtle and Picky Palate

Makes about 20 rolls

For rolls:
1 cup milk
1/2 cup white sugar
3 teaspoon yeast
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups flour (might need more to make dough less sticky, about another 1/2 cup depending)

For Filling:
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 c brown sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For Frosting:
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz mascarpone cheese
2 c powdered sugar (may add less if you want it less sweet)
2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp milk (be careful not to add too much milk!)

Also, I chopped pecans for the top of them!

Warm 1 cup of milk to about 115~120F. Place 1/2 cup sugar in bowl of mixer and add milk; stir. Sprinkle yeast on top and stir lightly. Let sit for 5 minutes til foamy {yeast is now activated}. Add butter, eggs and salt to yeast mixture; stir.  Add 2 cups of flour and stir with a large spoon. Add another cup of flour and stir.  Add the fourth cup of flour.  Knead for a minute with hands or spoon; continue to add dough, 1/2 cup at a time, and knead until dough is smooth and not sticky {about 10 minutes of kneading}.  Shape dough into a ball and place in a greased glass bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in warm place to rise for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Somewhere around here, preheat the oven to 350F.

Roll dough out to about 16×20 inches.  Spread 1/3 c softened butter onto dough.  Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; top buttered dough with cinnamon and brown sugar mix.  Roll from the long edge.  Cut dough into rounds with floss.  Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake rolls for  15~18 minutes, until golden brown.  While baking, make the frosting.  Place softened cream cheese and mascarpone cheese in bowl of stand mixer or glass bowl; blend till smooth.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.  Mix well, til no lumps are found. Spoon over warm rolls and breathe in the intoxicating scent of vanilla, cinnamon, and BUTTER.

Enjoy everybody, hope you love them!

-Ari 🙂


6 thoughts on “Golden Raisin Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Glaze

  1. I left a comment on your guest post, but I’ll leave one here as well–you have such a talent! Way better than what I could do in high school. Keep going and don’t waste your talent, because you sure do have one 🙂 ~Victoria

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