The first time I made these, I made a mess and they STILL turned out! They are gone in 2 days at my house. Simple to make and super yummy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 rolls
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly grease 2 round cake pans with butter.

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  • Roll bread dough out to an 6x18-inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Combine brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle over butter. Roll dough into a log, starting at the long edge. Moisten edge with water and seal. Cut log into 20 slices; arrange rolls, cut sides down, in prepared cake pans. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 90 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour heavy cream over dough.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

  • Mix confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl; drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls to serve.

Cook's Note:

I wanted the bread to hold onto the sugar and nuts and cinnamon, so I used the extra butter. Mine don't hold together very well, so I just make sure that the edges are all next to the pan or each other. I usually add extra nuts and cinnamon because my husband likes them.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 22.9g 7% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 10.1mg 3% DV; sodium 143.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
Quick and very easy to make last Minuit with lots of taste. Will make these again. Only thing I did was made extra icing since my family likes them smothered with it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/25/2014
Not as easy... It was not well explained for a newbie... Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
Quick and very easy to make last Minuit with lots of taste. Will make these again. Only thing I did was made extra icing since my family likes them smothered with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2012
It has become a tradition at our house for Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving breakfast. My Grandson Loves these. I use dental floss to cut the dough rolls and found that they are even better if they are not well done. Enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
My first time making Cinnamon Rolls. I used a little more walnuts and made only half the icing; turned out perfect! Will definitely be making these again. Thanks Chris Martin for sharing an easy tasty treat for our Christmas morning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2014
This was my 1st time making cinnamon rolls. I Only did so because the bread recipe I was making from this site said it made 3 loafs (Grandma VanDoren's) and it is just DH & myself. WOW!!! In the beginning I THOUGHT I had everything but way too late realized I did not have cream...so...I mixed some liquid French Vanilla coffee creamer with some 1/2 & 1/2 (and still added the vanilla extract) up at the last minute. Hey what can I say? They were freaking awesome! On a personal note just for myself I won't worry about nuts next time... even though I loved this with them... it is still an extra expense that could be left out without compromising the flavor. AND even though I thought pouring the creamy mixture over them before baking sounded strange it was spot on!! I will try making another cinnamon roll recipe on this site but have a feeling nothing could be as good as this one. I feel as if I have to try baking another one just so I know for certain that this is THE ONE to use. I will of course post an update later. That being said I won't use baking bread as an excuse to try my hand at cinnamon rolls ever again. SO 4.75 Big gold stars from me! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2013
I like this recipe I've made it twice now but my rolls haven't turned out big at all. They're quite small actually. Maybe they need to sit out much longer than 90mins. Aside from size they're still delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
YUM! Kids loved them and pretty easy. The only thing is the time to let the dough rise especially depending on the temperature in your home! A weekend recipe for sure! A friend had suggested using Rhodes whole wheat bread dough for a healthier twist. Great idea because they were delicious and you couldn't tell! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2012
This the easiest and most delicious recipe for cinnamon rolls that I have ever found in my 50 years of baking and cooking. My only mistake was that one time I forgot to pour on the heavy cream before putting in the oven. I won't make that mistake again. The cream is the ticket to the caramel coating. I also do not drizzle the rolls with frosting. They are sweet and YUMMY just as they are out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2014
It's really good, but I'd add a few suggestions. I went ahead and followed the original recipe to the best of my ability, making only one addition: I added fresh orange zest (from 2 navel oranges)to the cinnamon-nut mixture. Everybody loved that. My suggestions (and this is just according to my own personal preferences): for those of us who don't make a lot of recipes involving a dough, we'd probably have to be told. It works better if, before you roll out the dough into the dimensions suggested, flour your surface as well as the dough, to keep it from sticking. Also, and I think I read this comment from some other reviewers, the amount of ingredients used to make the cinnamon-nut mixture produces A LOT of the mixture. My husband thought it was great, but some friends and I agreed that we could probably get by with about half of it. One of the friends I presented it to also said that it lacked only one thing: raisins. I had thought really hard about buying some while at the store to add to it, but I decided against it (too expensive these days and so many people don't care for raisins, plus I wanted to stay as close to the original recipe as possible. I added orange zest because I saw a chef on the Food Network add it to something very similar that she made, and the thought of it simply compelled me to buy two oranges for just that purpose). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
So delicious. It was a bit more work than I anticipated but worth it. They didn't make it through the morning. Next time I will let them rise overnight in the fridge to save time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/25/2014
Not as easy... It was not well explained for a newbie... Read More