Melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon buns, filled with brown sugar & cinnamon, and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting. Perfect for desserts, breakfasts, brunches, snacks, and everything else in between!
The most important part of this recipe, is making sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature. Your eggs, milk, orange juice, and butter, should all be left on the counter for at least an hour, preferably even longer. Don't start mixing things together until everything is 100% at room temperature. If you rush things, it will show in the finished product.
When everything is at room temperature, you can move on to the next step.
Stir in the milk, orange juice, & beaten eggs. Add in the brown & white sugar and stir until well combined. Stir in the softened butter, salt, and vanilla.
Slowly stir in the flour 1/2 a cup at a time until you have formed a very soft dough. Let me repeat: A very soft dough.
Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth and elastic, then form into a ball. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, place in a warm area, and cover with a damp towel. Let sit for 1 hour.
Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface. Fold down, re-shape back into a ball, and let sit for 15 more minutes.
Divide the dough in half. Shape into a rectangle log, and roll out to 1/2 inch thick.
Melt the butter, and brush liberally over the dough. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll the dough up like a jelly roll. Pinch seam to seal. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut 12 rolls out of each section. Place the rolls in a pan, and let them rise in a warm place for another hour. Or until doubled in size.