Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Marie Published: January 6, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Serve a delectable breakfast or dessert with these cinnamon rolls baked until fluffy and perfectly golden, then topped with cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Serves:

Ingredients

For the Cinnamon Rolls:

  • 2cupswhole milk
  • ½cupbutter,room temperature
  • cupsall-purpose flour,divided
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • 2packetsinstant rapid rise yeast
  • 2large eggs

For the Filling:

  • 1cupsugar
  • 3tbspground cinnamon
  • ½cupunsalted butter,room temperature

For the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 12ozcream cheese,(1½ packages) softened
  • cupunsalted butter,room temperature
  • 1tbspvanilla extract
  • 5cupspowdered sugar
  • 3tbspwhole milk

Instructions

Cinnamon Rolls:

  1. In a small saucepan heat the milk and butter to 110 degrees F (warm to touch).

  2. Into the stand mixer add the yeast and milk and whisk and let sit for 1 minute. Add 6 cups of the flour, sugar, salt, and eggs. Cover with a clean dish towel.

  3. Attach the dough hook and turn the mixer on speed 3 to 4 (low to medium).

  4. Let it go for 5 to 7 minutes, for the dough to become a ball that doesn’t stick to the walls of the bowl. If the dough is sticking add flour ¼ cup at a time until it pulls away (no more than another cup)

  5. Take the dough out, grease the stand mixer bowl, and put it back in.

  6. Cover the dough with a dish towel used to keep the flour in the stand mixer. Let sit for 10 minutes while setting the oven to preheat to 350 degrees F and making the filling.

  7. In a medium-sized bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon.

  8. Using a large even surface, add ½ cup of flour and roll it out onto the surface to coat the rolling pin and the surface. Roll out the dough into a large rectangle about a ½ inch thick.

  9. Spread the butter over the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the butter.

  10. Roll the dough tightly to form a long log and using a piece of thread slice off pieces. The dough will make 18 large cinnamon rolls.

  11. Place the rolls into buttered baking pans or jelly rolls, then place into a warm place for 20 minutes.

Cream Cheese Icing:

  1. In a stand mixer whisk all the ingredients together.

To Finish the Cinnamon Rolls:

  1. Bake the rolls for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  2. Spread the cream cheese frosting over the rolls and serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 577.57kcal
  • Fat: 22.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.55g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.68g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 88.07g
  • Fiber: 2.12g
  • Sugar: 51.61g
  • Protein: 7.93g
  • Cholesterol: 80.57mg
  • Sodium: 222.99mg
  • Calcium: 79.83mg
  • Potassium: 140.51mg
  • Iron: 2.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 206.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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