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Cook's Country Ultimate Cinnamon Buns

Dough:
3/4 cup whole milk, heated to 110 F
1 envelope (2-1/4 teaspoons)rapid-rise or instant yeast
3large eggs, room temperature
4-1/4 cupsall-purpose flour
1/2 cupcornstarch
1/2 cupgranulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoonssalt
12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks)unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces and softened
Filling:
1-1/2 cupspacked light brown sugar
1-1/2 tablespoonsground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoonsalt
4 tablespoonsunsalted butter, softened
Glaze:
4 ouncescream cheese, softened
1 tablespoonwhole milk
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
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1-1/2 cupsconfectioners' sugar
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Cook's Country Ultimate Cinnamon Buns - Instructions

1. For the dough: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 200F. When oven reaches
200 F, shut off. Line 13-inch by 9-inch baking pan with foil, allowing excess foil to hang over pan
edges. Grease foil and medium bowl.

2. Whisk milk and yeast in liquid measuring cup until yeast dissolves, then whisk in eggs. In bowl of
stand mixer fitted with dough hook, mix flour, cornstarch, sugar and salt until combined. With mixer on
low, add warm milk mixture in steady stream and mix until dough comes together, about 1 minute. Increase
speed to medium and add butter, one piece at a time, until incorporated. Continue to mix until dough is
smooth and comes away from sides of bowl, about 10 minutes. Turn dough out onto clean surface and knead
to form a smooth, round ball. Transfer dough to prepared bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place in
warm oven. Let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

3. For the filling: Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Turn dough out onto
lightly floured surface. Roll dough into 18-inch square, spread with butter, and sprinkle evenly with
filling. Starting with the edge nearest you, roll dough into tight cylinder, pinch lightly to seal
seams, and cut into 8 pieces. Transfer pieces, cut-side up, to prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap and
let rise in warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

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4. For the glaze and to bake: Heat oven to 350 F. Whisk cream cheese, milk, vanilla and
confectioners' sugar in medium bowl until smooth. Discard plastic wrap and bake buns until deep golden
brown and filling is melted, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and top buns with 1/2 cup glaze;
cool 30 minutes. Using foil overhang, lift buns from pan and top with remaining glaze. Serve.

5. Make Ahead: After transferring pieces to prepared pan in step 3, buns can be covered with
plastic wrap and refrigerated for 24 hours. When ready to bake, let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
Remove plastic wrap and continue with step 4 as directed.

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