Disney World Cinnamon Roll Recipe!

Magic Kingdom is one of my family's favorite places on the planet! We never miss a chance to walk right down the middle of Main Street U.S.A.! And we love to stop at the Main Street Bakery for cinnamon rolls and Starbucks or sneak out of rain showers at Gaston's for cinnamon rolls and Lefou's Brew! When my husband and I were up at 4am prepping our turkey this Thanksgiving (we smoke our turkey) I knew I wouldn't be able to get back to sleep so I buckled down and made my own homemade Disney Cinnamon Rolls thanks to a recipe from Disney Food Blog! I had the perfect amount of time to make and bake these so we could eat them warm while we watched the parade!

I have edited the recipe below from the one posted above with my own tips and tricks! I highly recommend using a stand mixer for this recipe, I did not get many pictures but I did send a few snapchats to my stepdaughter as she slept while I baked :)

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Yield: 12-16 rolls
Prep time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 to 30 minutes

1/2 cup warm water
2 packages yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
2 cups milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened (room temperature)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

1. In small bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Stir until dissolved and set aside.
2. In large bowl, mix pudding according to package instructions with milk.
3. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, egg, and salt. Mix well, then add yeast mixture and mix well.
4. Gradually add flour and knead until smooth.
5. Place in a very large greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (approximately 30-45 minutes).
6. Punch down and let rise again for second time (approximately 30 more minutes).
7. Roll dough on a very large floured surface. Dough should roll out to a long rectangle and dough should be around 1/2" thick.
8. Take the 1 cup of melted butter and use a pastry brush to spread over entire dough surface (pictured above left).
9. In small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of buttered dough (pictured above right).
10. Roll dough up like a jelly roll.
11. Measure dough every 2 inches and cut with a knife.
12. Take each roll into the palm of your hand and gently pack the roll (this keeps it from coming apart during baking).
13. Place each roll in a buttered baking pan and allow to rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes.
14. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until golden brown in color, about 15-20 minutes.
15. In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for icing and mix until smooth.
16. Spread icing on the warm rolls.

My buns ready to bake!