Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

How To Make Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls

These sweet and aromatic cinnamon rolls are not only easy to make, but you can also feed an entire party with them as well.

Preparation: 50 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



For Dough:

  • 4cupwhole milk
  • 1cupvegetable oil
  • 1cupsugar
  • tspactive dry yeast
  • 9cupall-purpose flour,plus more for dusting
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tbspsalt

For Filling:

  • 1cupbutter,melted
  • ¼cupground cinnamon,for sprinkling
  • 2cupsugar

For Maple Icing:

  • 32ozpowdered sugar
  • ½cupwhole milk
  • 6tbspbutter,melted
  • ¼cupcoffee,strongly brewed
  • salt
  • maple extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cover all pans with a kitchen towel and set aside to rise on the countertop for at least 20 minutes before baking.

  2. Remove the towel and bake until golden brown. This will take about 15 to 18 minutes. Do not allow the rolls to become overly brown.

  3. While the rolls are baking, make the maple icing: In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, butter, coffee and salt. Splash in the maple flavoring. Whisk until very smooth.

  4. Taste and add in more maple, sugar, butter or other ingredients as needed until the icing reaches the desired consistency. The icing should be somewhat thick but still very pourable.

  5. Remove the pans from the oven. Immediately drizzle the icing over the top. ENJOY!


  1. For the dough: Heat the milk, vegetable oil and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat to just below a boil. Set aside and cool to warm. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit on the milk for 1 minute.

  2. Add 8 cups of the flour. Stir until just combined, and then cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a relatively warm place for 1 hour.

  3. After 1 hour, remove the towel and add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and the remaining 1 cup flour. Stir thoroughly to combine.

  4. Use the dough right away, or place in a mixing bowl and refrigerate for up to 3 days, punching down the dough if it rises to the top of the bowl. (The dough is easier to work with if it’s been chilled for at least an hour or so beforehand.)


  1. Remove half the dough from the pan.

  2. On a floured baking surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 30 by 10 inches. The dough should be rolled very thin.


  1. Pour ¾ cup to 1 cup of the melted butter over the surface of the dough. Use fingers to spread the butter evenly. Generously sprinkle half of the ground cinnamon and 1 cup of sugar over the butter.

  2. Beginning at the farthest end, roll the rectangle tightly. Use both hands and work slowly, being careful to keep the roll tight.

  3. Don’t worry if the filling oozes. At the end, pinch the seam together and flip the roll so that the seam is face down.

  4. Slip a cutting board underneath the roll and, with a sharp knife, make ½-inch slices. One ‘log’ will produce 20 to 25 rolls. Pour a couple of teaspoons of melted butter into disposable foil cake pans and swirl to coat.

  5. Place the sliced rolls in the pans, being careful not to overcrowd. (Each pan will hold 7 to 9 rolls.)

  6. Repeat the rolling/sugar/butter process with the other half of the dough and more pans.


  • Calories: 374.32kcal
  • Fat: 13.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.25g
  • Fiber: 1.29g
  • Sugar: 38.64g
  • Protein: 4.05g
  • Cholesterol: 19.53mg
  • Sodium: 254.87mg
  • Calcium: 54.06mg
  • Potassium: 77.39mg
  • Iron: 1.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.13µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.03mg
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