I found this recipe I made a few years back and tweaked it. Hands down, best homemade cinnamon rolls ever.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
25 mins
9 hrs 5 mins
10 hrs
12 cinnamon rolls


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat milk, water, and 1/4 cup butter together in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbling, about 5 minutes. Let cool to 120 to 130 degrees F (49 to 54 degrees C), 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Mix flour, white sugar, salt, and yeast together in a separate bowl. Mix egg into warm milk mixture.

  • Pour milk mixture and 1/3 of the flour mixture into a mixing bowl; beat using an electric mixer until moistened. Add remaining dry ingredients slowly until a dough has pulled together. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 8 minutes. Place in a covered bowl and let rise in a dry, warm place until doubled in size, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Punch dough down. Roll on a lightly floured surface into a 16x12-inch rectangle. Spread 1/4 cup softened butter evenly over dough. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl and sprinkle evenly over dough. Roll up from the short side; cut into 12 even rolls.

  • Place rolls into a greased 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Cover and let rise in a dry, warm place, 8 hours, to overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 17 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, 1 tablespoon butter, milk, and vanilla extract for icing using an electric mixer in a bowl until creamy; slowly mix in confectioners' sugar until smooth.

  • Remove cinnamon rolls from the oven and flip out onto a cooling rack; let cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes, before covering in icing.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 71.6g 23% DV; fat 12.1g 19% DV; cholesterol 47.1mg 16% DV; sodium 196.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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I cut my rolls into many more pieces, about an inch thick. Also made more icing than what was called for(doubled the recipe). Read More