Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls wafting through your kitchen. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through crafting your own batch of heavenly cinnamon rolls – soft, gooey, and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.


For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Activate the Yeast:

  • In a bowl, combine warm milk and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.

2. Make the Dough:

  • In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, sugar, melted butter, and eggs. Add flour and salt, and knead until a dough forms.

3. First Rise:

  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.

4. Roll Out the Dough:

  • Punch down the risen dough and roll it out into a rectangle on a floured surface.

5. Make the Filling:

  • Spread softened butter over the rolled-out dough.
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the butter.

6. Roll and Cut:

  • Roll the dough into a log and cut into 12 slices.

7. Second Rise:

  • Place the cinnamon rolls in a greased baking pan. Cover and let them rise for 30-45 minutes.

8. Preheat and Bake:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Make the Frosting:

  • While the rolls bake, prepare the cream cheese frosting.

10. Frost and Enjoy:

  • Once out of the oven, spread the cream cheese frosting on the warm cinnamon rolls.

There you have it – a step-by-step guide to creating your own decadent cinnamon rolls. Whether it’s a lazy weekend morning or a special occasion, treat yourself and your loved ones to the joy of homemade baked goodness.

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