These cinnamon rolls are very traditional in flavor, and very moist. I loved the using the bread machine to do the dirty work of kneading the dough - very clever. This recipe is four stars entirely because of the frosting. The more I am maturing in my taste preferences, the more I do not like the basic butter-confectioner sugar-vanilla-etc... type frosting. This frosting is more suited to something like sugar cookies. It's too sweet and lacks richness of flavor to me. The roll itself is moist and fluffy but it tastes only slightly sweeter than a dinner roll because it is designed to have frosting. You cannot leave off the frosting. If you take the frosting away, or plan not to make the frosting, you will have to substitute it with something else to sufficiently flavor the rolls. Whether it is glazing the tops with cinnamon-sugar, finding a good cream cheese frosting, or adding some vanilla and sugar to the dough, it really is designed to support a sweet topping as it is written, and it needs the extra flavoring. It tastes bland on its own, even though it has cinnamon in the grooves. I plan to experiment with other recipes, but if you like the kind of frosting this recipe entails, you will love these rolls. They just aren't me.
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These cinnamon rolls are very traditional in flavor, and very moist. I loved the using the...