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I got this recipe from my husband's sister, Celeste, and tweaked it over the years. I recently added the strawberry jam. They are to die for!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
55 mins
1 hr 45 mins
12 cinnamon rolls


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix warm water and yeast for rolls together in a small bowl until dissolved. Let sit until bubbly, about 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine butter, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Add hot water and whisk until butter is melted. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then mix in egg. Mix in yeast mixture, followed by 2 cups flour, mixing on high speed with the whisk attachment. Change to the dough hook attachment, add remaining flour, and mix until a nice ball of dough forms.

  • Place dough into an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled in size, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle.

  • Mix melted butter and jam for filling together in a small bowl. Spread evenly over dough and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough and pinch edges to seal. Cut into 12 equal rolls and place on a cookie sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and firm to the touch when pressed gently in the center, about 20 minutes.

  • While the rolls are baking, combine softened butter, milk, jam, and vanilla extract for frosting in a large bowl; beat until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing until smooth. Add frosting with a pastry brush to warm cinnamon rolls.

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 62.7g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 61.7mg; sodium 110mg. Full Nutrition