how to make

Cinnamon Rolls

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Prepare to embark on a journey to cinnamon heaven with this delectable Cinnamon Rolls. Each bite is an explosion of fluffy perfection, oozing with sweet and buttery cinnamon goodness. These rolls are not just a treat for your taste buds, but a symphony of textures and aromas that will awaken your senses.


Ingredients for Overnight Cinnamon Rolls:

  • 1 cup warm milk (110-115˚F), not hot
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast (rapid rise)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 to 4 Tbsp (and more for dusting)

For the Cinnamon Roll Filling:

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


Make the Dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl, or using a stand mixer, combine one cup of warm milk (110-115˚F) with 2 1/4 teaspoons of instant yeast.
  2. Add one large egg (room temperature), four tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon of melted butter, and half a teaspoon of salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add three cups of all-purpose flour and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until the dough forms.
  4. Add more flour gradually until the dough is slightly sticky but no longer sticking to your fingertips.
  5. Knead the dough by hand for about three minutes until it's smooth and elastic.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm oven (about 100°F) for 30 minutes or at room temperature for an hour, until doubled in size.
  7. Dust a clean work surface with flour, turn out the dough, and roll it into a 17 by 10 inch rectangle.

Roll the Dough

  1. Dot the dough with six tablespoons of softened butter and spread it evenly to the edges.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar with two tablespoons of ground cinnamon, then sprinkle the mixture over the buttered surface.
  3. Roll up the dough starting from a longer side, keeping it tight and even.
  4. Slice the rolled dough into 12 equal pieces.

Bake the Rolls

  1. Butter a 9x13 casserole dish and arrange the cinnamon rolls in it with the cut side up.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm 100°F oven for 20-30 minutes, or at room temperature for 50-60 minutes.
  3. Brush the top with melted butter and bake at 350°F for 22-24 minutes until lightly golden.
  4. Let the rolls cool in the pan for 15 minutes.

Make the Cream Cheese Icing

  1. Beat four tablespoons of softened butter and four ounces of cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Beat in half a tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  3. Add one cup of powdered sugar and continue mixing for 3-4 minutes until fluffy.

Taste Test and Enjoy!

Spread the cream cheese icing over the warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy the gooey deliciousness!