Thursday, April 11, 2013

McDonald's Cinnamon Melts

McDonald's Cinnamon Melts

1 pkg. yeast
1/2 c. warm water
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. butter, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
4 c. flour

1 c. brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
2/3 c. butter, melted

1/4 c. butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Dissolve yeast in water.  Let stand about 5 minutes or until foamy.

Combine sugar with milk and butter.  Mix in eggs and salt.  Then mix in 1 c. flour.  When combined add another cup of flour.  Mix in yeast and stir in last 2 cups of flour.  Form into a ball and let rise in a greased bowl for 1 1/2 hours.

Mix filling ingredients and set aside.

Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness.  Use a pizza cutter and cut dough into 1/2-inch wide strips and then into 1-inch long pieces.

Grease Texas-size muffin tins with softened butter.  Drop 6 pieces of dough into each muffin cup; then put 2 tsp. of filling over the top.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350.

Bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until light brown.

Mix together icing ingredients.  spoon 1 Tbsp. over the top as soon as muffins are out of the oven.

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