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Cinnamon Rolls

Author Jacqueline


  • 2 1/4 tsp 1 package yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/4 cups flour
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 T cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • Frosting:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 6 T butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast into the warm milk. Add the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and salt. Stir until mixture is combined.
  • Add the flour to the bowl and stir in until combined.
  • Dust a work suface liberally with flour and turn out the dough (it will be very sticky). Sprinkle the dough with more flour and knead the dough until it is able to be formed into a ball.
  • Spray a bowl with cooking spray and add the dough. Cover and allow to rise for 1 1/2-2 hours, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Re-flour a work surface and roll the dough into a large rectangle, approximately 16 x 20. Spread the butter over the dough surface.
  • Combine the brown sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl, then sprinkle over the butter. Roll up the dough from the long side. Cut the dough into 2" lengths.
  • Line a jumbo muffin pan with liners or spray with nonstick spray. Press the dough into the wells of the pan. Conversely, you can spray a 13 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray and place the dough rounds in the pan. Place in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until the rolls are puffed up and slightly golden.
  • While the rolls are in the oven, beat the cream cheese and butter together using a hand mixer. Mix in the powdered sugar, and beat until smooth. Ice the rolls while they are still warm.