One-Hour Cinnamon Rolls With Cream Cheese Frosting



2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (bread flour may be substituted; rolls will be firmer and chewier rather than softer and fluffier; you may only need 2 1/4 cups bread flour) + extra flour if needed, see directions

1 cup buttermilk, warmed to manufacturer's directions, see directions

2 1/4 teaspoons instant dry yeast (one 1/4-ounce packet, I use Red Star Platinum)

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt, optional and to taste


1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), very soft

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed

3 tablespoons cinnamon


4 ounces cream cheese, very soft (light cream cheese may be substituted, but it's runnier and you may want to skip the cream)

about 2 cups confectioners' sugar

about 2 to 3 tablespoons cream, half-and-half, or milk (eggnog, maple syrup, orange juice, Baileys, or Kahlua may be substituted if desired)

Here is how to prepare it:
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