Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve made Apple Cinnamon Rolls and for this Christmas morning, I wanted a simple homemade cinnamon roll.

homemade cinnamon rolls, cinnamon rollsI was so excited for my new Finex Cookware cast iron skillet that I won in the Giveaway my friend Lena hosted! Check out her instagram: Lenas Kitchen Blog

homemade cinnamon rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
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Serves: 15 rolls
  • Dough
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 warm milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • Filling
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup+2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Frosting
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  1. In a large bowl, combine yeast and warm water. Set aside for five minutes.
  2. Add in melted butter, milk, sugar, salt, egg and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add in the flour and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead for five minutes and place into a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and allow dough to rise for 45 minutes.
  5. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out using a rolling pin into a rectangle shape that is about 15 by 9 inches.
  6. Brush dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  7. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  8. Carefully roll the dough into a spiral.
  9. Use a very sharp knife, in a sawing motion, to cut the cinnamon rolls into 2 inch sections.
  10. Spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray.
  11. Place cinnamon rolls in baking dish and allow to rise for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  13. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Make frosting by mixing together powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla.
  15. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool and spread the frosting on top.
  16. Enjoy :)




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  1. Hi Amanda!

    This is by far my favorite recipe! I was very excited about the fact that I could make cinnamon rolls at home because I only ate them from Cinnabon or other places that serve them (like Skillet). They are one of my favorite treats and I am so happy that you shared this recipe so that I (and I am sure a lot of other people) can make these yummy treats at home with an easy to follow recipe. I look forward to trying more recipes.

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