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the Best Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Tina
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes


Master the art of making fluffy, irresistible cinnamon rolls with our detailed guide, featuring a creamy frosting for the ultimate treat.




  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Start by dissolving the yeast in warm milk in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in sugar, butter, eggs, flour, and salt. Knead the mixture into a soft, pliable dough.
  3. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Once risen, roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle.
  5. Spread the softened butter over the dough, then evenly sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Carefully roll the dough into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces.
  7. Place the rolls in a greased baking pan and let them rise again until doubled.
  8. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.


  • Kneading the Dough: Knead until smooth and elastic. This process develops the gluten, making the rolls soft and fluffy.
  • Rolling and Filling: Roll the dough evenly. A generous layer of filling ensures every bite is packed with flavor.
  • Rising: Ensure the rolls have ample space to rise, as this contributes to their airy texture.
  • Baking: Keep an eye on the rolls as they bake to achieve the perfect golden-brown crust without overbaking
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (two rises)
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 420 kcal
  • Sugar: 36 g
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 60 g
  • Protein: 6 g

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