Strawberry-Filled Cinnamon Rolls


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!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
12 cinnamon rolls



  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 2 tablespoons yeast

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon oil, or as needed


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • ¼ cup strawberry jam

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, or to taste


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup strawberry jam

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, or more as needed


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

  2. 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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 (per serving)

446 Calories
19g Fat
63g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 6g
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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