Food Diaries

Cinnamon Rolls

I love cooking and it has been a while since I shared a recipe. So, today I’m going to share how I make cinnamon rolls at home. These cinnamon rolls are easy and simple to make. Also, my family loves eating them so much that I have to double the recipe. You can use a stand mixer, electrical whisk, or go the traditional way to get a 30 second arm work out.

Time includes prepping and cooking: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Serving: 12-18 rolls

For the dough you will need:

  • 4 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon of yeast
  • 1 cup milk warm up
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup butter–not completely melted
  • 1 cup packed of brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon of cinnamon

For the icing:

  • 3/4 cups powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk ( I use 2% milk, but feel free to use any kind of milk you want)


  • Heat the milk for 30 seconds. It should be lukewarm to the touch.
  • Pour the yeast into the milk. Don’t stir just let the yeast sit on the milk.
  • Melt the butter for 30 seconds-1 minute.
  • In a bowl mix the flour, salt, and sugar.
  • Add the milk, butter, and eggs.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • For this step you can use the same bowl or a separate bowl. Anyway you want to spray cooking oil into the bowl and then put the dough into this bowl.
  • Cover it and let it rise. Usually it takes 30 minutes, but depending on your house temperature it may take longer for the dough to rise.
  • While your dough is rising go ahead and mix the filling. Start with 2 tablespoon of cinnamon and if you want more cinnamon, gradually add in the cinnamon.
  • After 30 minutes, take the dough and roll it out. Make sure sprinkle a little bit of flour onto your work area and rolling pin. I like to divide my dough into two equal portions before I roll it into a rectangle sheet approximately 1/4″ thickness.
  • Spread the filling with a spatula and roll it long ways. Cut into equal pieces.
  • In a baking pan spray cooking oil and place all the pieces in the pan.
  • Let it rest 20-25 minutes, the rolls will rise again.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • While the rolls are baking, mix the icing. Gradually add the milk so you can get the consistency you want. If you want thick icing add less milk, you want thin and runny icing add more milk.
  • Insert a toothpick in the rolls to make sure they are fully cook and then take them out.
  • At this point I like to drizzle and drench my rolls with the icing or you can wait until the rolls cool down to drizzle the icing.

Well that’s it for my cinnamon roll recipe. It looks like it is a lot of work, but I can assure you that it is not a lot of work and very simple to do. If you do decide to make the recipe, I hope you enjoy it!

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