Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

May 24, 2021John Farah

Number of Servings: 12


Cinnamon Roll Dough

  • 1 cup milk warm (105 degrees F)
  • 1 TBS granulated sugar divided
  • 1 TBS Active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 6 TBS butter melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 to 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Filling

  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 ½ TBS ground cinnamon
  • 6 TBS butter softened

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz package cream cheese,softened
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt


Cinnamon Roll Dough

  • Warm milk in the microwave milk for 45-60 seconds (about 105 degrees F) Place milk into the bowl of your standing mixer,
  • Add 1 TBS sugar and 1 TBS yeast to the warm milk
  • Stir and let it sit (proof) for five minutes or until it becomes foamy
  • Add the ½ cup sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla to the mixture in the bowl of your standing mixer
  • Use a dough hook to stir until combined
  • Add 4 cups flour, salt and cinnamon and stir the dough hook, starting on low and increasing to high
  • Knead dough in the standing mixer until a large ball is formed.
  • The dough should be smooth and only slightly tacky to the touch. If the dough seems too sticky and is not forming a ball, add more flour 1 TBS at a time until a smooth ball is formed.
  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead with your hands until it is smooth and elastic (about 3-5 minutes)
  • Form it into a ball.
  • Grease a large bowl and place the dough inside
  • Cover the bowl with a warm, damp towel and put the bowl in a warm place to rise. Let the dough rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size

For the filling

  • In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until mixture is homogenous (uniform throughout)
  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar
  • Melt the butter and brush it on the rolled dough
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on the butter-brushed dough
  • Assemble Cinnamon Rolls Sprinkle a large work surface with flour
  • Press the gas out of the dough and form it into a rectangle
  • Roll the dough into a 24x12” rectangle, about ¼ inch thick
  • Spread the filling all over the dough using greased hands or a greased spatula.
  • Roll up dough cut into 12 equal sized rolls
  • Line a 9x13 inch glass baking dish with parchment paper and lightly grease
  • Place rolls in 4 rows of three, evenly spaced
  • Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Bake Cinnamon Rolls
  • Once rolls are doubled in size, bake them until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Keep it at room temperature
  • Remove cinnamon rolls from the oven, spread the cream cheese frosting on them while they are still warm.
  • Cool & Serve! Let cool and serve warm.

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