This cinnamon roll recipe creates soft, tender dough swirled with cinnamon and a beautiful crystalized cinnamon-sugar crust.
Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and yeast to mixing bowl. In sauce pan heat milk, butter, and sugar until 120-130 degrees. Add to flour and yeast mixture. Add in eggs, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Beat with mixer on low for 30 seconds then on high for 3 minutes. Stir in the rest of the flour.
Knead by hand or in mixer until soft and elastic. Shape into a ball, cover, and let rise one hour or until double.
Punch down dough. Roll out into rectangle shape and use hands to spread with softened butter. Add cinnamon and sugar mixture to softened butter. Roll into log and slice into 18 pieces.
Place on baking rack and let rise 30 minutes, or until doubled.
Place in oven preheated to 375 and cook for 20-23 minutes.