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Cinnamon Rolls

Tasty Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are perfectly spiced and sweetened in your own kitchen. These from-scratch treats are way better than Cinnabon!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 374kcal
Author Jen



  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup Flour


  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cinnamon


  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Milk


  • Heat the milk just until feels warm (about 100 degrees)
  • Sprinkle the yeast on top and leave it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk in the egg, butter and vanilla.
  • Using the whisk attachment on a stand mixer, combine the flour and sugar on low for 3 minutes.
  • Replace whisk with dough hook attachment.
  • Pour wet ingredient mixture in the center of dry ingredients and mix on low speed until dough comes together.
  • Increase speed to medium and knead until the dough sticks to the hook (6-8 minutes).
  • Remove from hook and shape dough into a ball.
  • Clean mixer bowl and lightly grease with butter.
  • Return the dough to the bowl and turn to coat.
  • Cover with towel and allow to rise until doubled (about 1 1/2 hours).
  • Flour your work surface, and roll the dough into roughly 12x15" rectangle.
  • With longer side facing you, spread butter over the the surface, except for 1/2" edge opposite you.
  • Mix together your brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle mixture evenly over buttered area.
  • Roll the dough towards the unbuttered edge, trying not to leave gaps.
  • Gently rub water along the unbuttered edge and continue rolling to seal up the roll.
  • Cut the roll into 12 even pieces.
  • Line a 9x13" pan with parchment paper and plae rolls in the pan, leaving a little space between each. You can use multiple smaller pans if desired.
  • Cover with towel and allow to rise about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325.
  • Bake until golden brown (20-30 minutes).
  • Cool for 15 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until blended.
  • Add in powdered sugar and beat until incorporated.
  • Add in vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  • If too thick, add milk to thin out slightly.
  • Spread icing evenly over rolls.


Leftovers? Store them in an air-tight container. Microwave for about 10 seconds to enjoy them warm.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 658IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg