Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Betty's Famous Cinnamon Rolls

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars
19

"Absolutely the best cinnamon rolls, ever. So good, you can't NOT make them, let alone, stop eating them. A little hard work but totally worth it in the end. Substitute walnuts or raisins for pecans if you desire. Very good right out of the oven, or right out of the fridge, place a pat of butter on top and microwave for 20 seconds!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

3 h 35 m servings 736
Original recipe yields 18 servings (0 dozen rolls)

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Mix 1 1/2 cup white sugar, cinnamon, and pecans together in a bowl; set aside to be used as filling later.
  2. Whisk yeast and warm water together in a separate bowl; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon white sugar. Continue whisking until well incorporated. Set aside until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Place warm milk, 2/3 cup white sugar, 2/3 cup melted butter, salt, eggs, and yeast mixture in a stand mixer; mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Add 4 cups flour; mix on medium until completely smooth, about 5 minutes. Transfer dough to a large bowl; knead the remaining 4 cups flour into dough with hands until dough is slightly stiff and sticky, 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer dough to a large greased bowl; cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove plastic wrap from bowl and punch down dough. Set dough aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Roll dough out onto a well-floured surface, forming a 15x20-inch rectangle. Brush entire rectangle of dough with 1/2 cup melted butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar filling. Tightly roll up dough, starting from a long end and pinch edges together to seal. Cut dough, using dental floss, into 15 to 20 slices.
  7. Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish with 1/2 cup melted butter; sprinkle with 1/3 cup white sugar.
  8. Arrange cinnamon rolls close together in the prepared casserole dish. Allow to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  10. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  11. Beat confectioners' sugar, 2/3 cup melted butter, vanilla extract, and maple extract together in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Glaze can thicken depending on freshness and brand of powdered sugar. If it is too thick to drizzle, add a touch more butter, one teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 736 calories; 34 101.9 8.7 85 444 Full nutrition

Explore more

Reviews

Read all reviews 35
  1. 40 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

This is a good recipe for cinnamon rolls. I left out the pecans and maple extract, because I didn't have any, and I accidentally rolled the dough the wrong way, so I came out with 10 giant roll...

Most helpful critical review

I followed this recipe step by step and they came out horrible the dough was hard and never really raised Im upset i wasted so much butter and cinnamon I do not recommend this recipe. even the f...

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

This is a good recipe for cinnamon rolls. I left out the pecans and maple extract, because I didn't have any, and I accidentally rolled the dough the wrong way, so I came out with 10 giant roll...

These were amazing! Mine came out VERY large, but they tasted fabulouse.

Bella, I'm betting your yeast was bad. There is no way this recipe could produce anything but terrific cinnamon rolls!

I followed this recipe step by step and they came out horrible the dough was hard and never really raised Im upset i wasted so much butter and cinnamon I do not recommend this recipe. even the f...

Good basic recipe but needs tweaking- first of all, to make as directed for 18 rolls the dough was very thick. I think you could easily make 24 if you roll the dough out thinner, and I will next...

These took four hours to complete. I liked the end result but will probably only make them occasionally because of the time involved. I used 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar for cinnamon mixture...

This recipe is really great!!!! This is the 3rd or 4th cinnamon roll recipe I've tried and it was by far the best. Definitely a plan-ahead thing as there is a lot of time for rising of the doug...

I added milk to the glaze to make it thinner

Easy and delicious. I will use this recipe again! Make sure your yeast is fresh and you will get the best results! Mine came out pretty!