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Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls are sweet, soft, fluffy, and delicious. Loaded with cinnamon flavor and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time1 hr 35 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 501kcal


  • Cinnamon Roll Dough
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoon) active dry yeast or instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon Roll Filling
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Warm 1 cup of milk, careful not to make too hot. Dissolve the yeast and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. The yeast will proof and become foamy. If not try it again, the yeast may be bad or the milk too hot.
  • Using a stand mixer with a dough hook, add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup softened butter, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, 4 cups flour, and mix until well combined.
  • Add the milk-yeast mixture to the sugar mixture and mix well until combined and the dough has formed.
  • Lightly oil a large bowl or spray with non-stick cooking spray, add the dough, and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size
  • In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon until combined.
  • Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Lightly flour a clean surface and roll out the dough into an even rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Evenly spread 1/3 cup softened butter over the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Working from the long edge of the rectangle, carefully roll the dough from the top edge to the bottom edge.
  • Using a knife or floss, cut the dough into even 1 1/2 inch thick slices and place into the prepared baking dish.
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise for 30 minutes or until double in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and place the baking pan in the oven to bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
  • Make the cream cheese icing using a mixer by combining the 6 tablespoons butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until mixed well.
  • Spread the icing generously over the top of each cinnamon rolls.
  • Serve while warm and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2.4mg