These cinnamon rolls are healthier and less expensive than the store-bought version. You won't notice the taste difference using Neufchatel cheese instead of the original cream cheese and less butter.
- 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- ⅓ cup margarine, melted
- 4 ½ cups bread flour
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 (3 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place milk, eggs, margarine, bread flour, white sugar, and yeast in the pan of bread machine in recommended order by manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface after it has doubled in size. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Roll dough into a 16x21-inch rectangle. Spread dough with 2 tablespoons butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rest until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Beat together Neufchatel cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.