I love this easy homemade cinnamon roll recipe because it allows me to skip the first rise, and I can get them on the table a lot sooner. We usually top with cream cheese, but we have used buttercream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cinnamon rolls
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Ingredients

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

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  • Heat milk and 1/3 cup butter together in a microwave-safe container in a microwave on high power for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until mixture reaches 120 to 130 degrees F (49 to 54 degrees C). If too cool, microwave for 15 seconds more; if too hot, let cool to proper temperature.

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  • Whisk eggs lightly in a small bowl, adding a small amount of milk mixture at a time to temper eggs until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into the bowl of an electric stand mixer.

  • Mix 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Add to milk mixture and beat on low speed using a dough hook, scraping down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula as needed.

  • Add remaining flour slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Continue to knead on low speed until dough looks smooth, 7 to 10 minutes; dough will be sticky and the bottom will remain stuck to the bowl.

  • Pour vegetable oil over dough and turn to coat. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and use your hands to shape into a small rectangle. Roll dough out into a rectangle that is about 1/4-inch thick.

  • Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Spread 1/3 cup softened butter over dough and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Roll dough into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces.

  • Place rolls, cut-side down and almost touching, into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately turn out onto a tray or plate to cool; this allows the inside mixture to drip back into the rolls as they cool.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 53.3g 17% DV; fat 13.3g 21% DV; cholesterol 59.7mg 20% DV; sodium 291.6mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition