How to Form Cinnamon Buns

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1. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12-by-14-inch rectangle with the longer side facing you.

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2. Spread with the softened butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border on the far long edge. Mix the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the butter.

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3. Brush the unbuttered far edge with water. Roll the dough away from you into a tight cylinder and press on the long edge to seal.

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4. Cut the cylinder with a sharp knife to make 6 equal-size buns.

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