Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls
Yields 12
Sweet gooey deliciousness!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
781 calories
106 g
133 g
37 g
9 g
22 g
210 g
315 g
67 g
1 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 781
Calories from Fat 323
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g
Saturated Fat 22g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 133mg
Sodium 315mg
Total Carbohydrates 106g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 67g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Dough
  1. 1 cup warm milk
  2. 2 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  3. 2 large eggs at room temperature
  4. 1/3 cup butter melted
  5. 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
For the Filling
  1. 1/2 cup butter softened
  2. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  4. 1/2 cup double cream
For the Frosting
  1. 11 ounces cream cheese softened
  2. 2/3 cup butter softened
  3. 4 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Pour the warm milk in the bowl of a mixer and sprinkle the yeast over the top.
  2. Add the eggs, butter, salt and sugar.
  3. Add the flour and mix using the beater blade just until the ingredients are barely combined. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes so the flour has time to soak up the liquids.
  4. Scrape the dough off the beater blade and remove it. Attach the dough hook.
  5. Beat the dough on medium speed for 5-7 minutes or until the dough is elastic and smooth. NOTE: The dough will be tacky and will still be sticking to the sides of the bowl. That's ok! Don't be tempted to add more flour at this point.
  6. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray.
  7. Use a spatula to remove the dough from the mixer bowl and place it in the greased large bowl.
  8. Cover the bowl with a towel or wax paper.
  9. Set the bowl in a warm place and allow the dough to rise until double. I like to turn on the oven to the lowest setting for 1-2 minutes. Then turn off the oven and place the dough to rise in there. It normally takes about 30 minutes for the dough to rise. Do not allow the dough to rise too much or your cinnamon rolls will be airy.
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the soft butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, mixing until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Sprinkle a pastry mat generously with flour. Turn out the dough onto the pastry mat and sprinkle the top of the dough with additional flour.
  3. Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough to about a 12x15" rectangle.
  4. Use a spatula to smooth the cinnamon filling over the whole dough rectangle.
  5. Starting on the long end, roll the dough up tightly, Swiss Roll style.
  6. Cut into 12 slices and place in a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  7. Cover the pan and allow the rolls to rise for 20 minutes or until nearly double.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  9. Warm the heavy cream until the chill is off. Don't make it just don't want it cold. It should be warm to the touch.
  10. Once the rolls have risen, pour the heavy cream over the top of the rolls, allowing it to soak down in and around the rolls.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes, until the rolls are lightly golden brown and the center rolls are cooked through.
  1. In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and butter using a hand mixer. Blend well.
  2. Add in your extract and the powdered sugar. Beat until combined.
  3. Spread the frosting over the cooled rolls.
  4. Store in an airtight container.
  1. Best served with a lovely coffee for added indulgence.
  2. Try swapping the vanilla extract in the frosting for maple for a different twist.
Simon Rochester