Homemade Cinnamon Rollsadapted from *http://www.copycat-recipes.net/recipes/cinnabons_cinnamon_buns_from_heaven.html
dough2 pkgs of active dry yeast
1 cup of warm water
1 tsp of sugar
2/3 cup of sugar
1 cup of warm milk
1 stick and 3 tablespoons of butter melted
2 tsp salt
2 eggs slightly beaten
7-8 cups of flour add more as needed but do not add too much more so that the dough does not dry out! you still want a slightly sticky dough.
filling1 cup of melted butter divided
1 and 3/4 cup of sugar divided
3 T of cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
glaze4 cups of powdered sugar
1 stick and 3 tablespoons of melted butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla
4 tablespoons of milk
mix first 3 ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl mix remaining sugar for dough, melted butter, eggs, salt and milk. Stir and then add the yeast mixture. Next add half of the flour (approximately 4 cups) stir well. Then add 1 cup a time stirring well after each addition until the dough is slightly stiff and slightly sticky (it should be slightly sticky, but not wet). on a well floured surface, Knead dough for approximately 5 minutes and put into a butter or greased dish cover and place in a warm area to rise. When dough is doubled in size approximately 1 to 1/2 hours (depends on the warmth of your kitchen) punch dough down and let rest for a few minutes.
Roll dough out into a 15x20 square. In a separate bowl, add cinnamon to 1 and 3/4 cups of sugar reserving 1/4 cup. Brush 1 cup of melted butter on dough and spread with 1 and 1/2 cups of cinnamon sugar and then add the chopped pecans. Gently roll dough starting with short side, pinch seam closed. Making sure seam is on bottom cut into 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch slices( any where from 12 to 17 cinnamon rolls) place on a jelly roll pan covered with the other cup of butter and 1/4 cup of reserved cinnamon sugar. Place cinnamon rolls tightly against each other filling the entire pan. Cover and let rise again for 45 minutes.
Bake on 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
*One note you can make the dough up the night before and do both rises, cover and put in the fridge and bake in the morning. If you do that take them out about 30 minutes prior to baking so they room up. If they are still cool it will just take another 10-15 minutes of baking time.
To make glaze: add all ingredients stirring well., add more liquid to the consistancy you like.