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Quick Cinnamon Rolls

Rated as 3.76 out of 5 Stars

"Quick and easy cinnamon rolls from scratch, with no yeast, proofing, or kneading necessary!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 223 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 cinnamon rolls)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush a 9-inch square baking dish with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  2. Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Work 3 tablespoons softened butter into flour mixture using your hands. Beat milk and egg together in another bowl; pour into flour-butter mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and roll dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Brush surface of dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  4. Whisk 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over butter-brushed dough. Roll dough around filling to form a log; cut log into 18 rolls and place rolls in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are set, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Beat confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Top hot cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I often cut this recipe in half for just my boyfriend and I (and a few leftover rolls) and it works very well! Bake for 15 minutes instead of 20.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 223 calories; 9.9 g fat; 31.6 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; 37 mg cholesterol; 262 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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After reading the reviews I was a little hesitant to make this recipe because I was worried I would just end up with balls like everyone else. I had absolutely no problem with this recipe and th...

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Dough is extremely sticky. Used practically half a sack of flour on my surface and it still wouldn't roll. It stuck to everything and turned into cinnamon sugar biscuits, almost. Still tasty but...

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After reading the reviews I was a little hesitant to make this recipe because I was worried I would just end up with balls like everyone else. I had absolutely no problem with this recipe and th...

They were amazing! I didnt make any changes, except when I was stirring the mix, since many people said the dough can be sticky, it happened for me too but for the dough not to be sticky you jus...

Dough is extremely sticky. Used practically half a sack of flour on my surface and it still wouldn't roll. It stuck to everything and turned into cinnamon sugar biscuits, almost. Still tasty but...

Great recipe if you're not looking to spend hours waiting for dough to rise. The dough itself is very sticky like biscuit dough. Be sure your surface is well floured before turning out or it wil...

I've tried 'quick' recipes for cinnamon buns before, and I was a little worried they'd turn out hard and biscuit-like, like the other ones I've tried, but they didn't! I followed the recipe exac...

I agree with many of the comments - I followed the directions exactly and the dough was too sticky to roll. I wound up adding about a cup more flour and kneading it, then rolling it out. Next...

Very good, easy to make or add other favorites such as coconut. I noticed many of the reviews state it took a long time to rise. I used dastardly acting yeast and covered the dough with a war...

I made these for my girlfriend and they were so good that my family ate them all before she even came over. I added an extra tablespoon of butter and I heated my milk to make them fluffier. Just...

They tasted great and my family said they tasted like the Cinnabon bakery type. Though the dough was very sticky, and it needed sugar in the batter. I suggest putting 1/4 cup of the cinnamon su...