Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time:
25 mins
Rise Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
16 rolls


  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 16 ounce loaves frozen white bread dough or sweet roll dough, thawed

  • 3 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

  • ¾ cup raisins (optional)

  • 1 recipe Icing


  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • Milk


  1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a small bowl stir together brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll each loaf of dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle, stopping occasionally to let dough relax, if necessary. Brush dough rectangles with melted butter; sprinkle with brown sugar-cinnamon mixture. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.

  2. Starting from a short side, roll up each dough rectangle into a spiral. Pinch dough to seal seams. Slice each dough spiral into eight equal pieces. Arrange dough slices in prepared baking pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 1 hour).

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Use a greased toothpick to break any surface bubbles in rolls. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown and sound hollow when gently tapped. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover rolls with foil for the last 10 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes; remove from pan. Drizzle with Icing. Serve warm.


  1. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to reach drizzling consistency.

Make-Ahead Tip:

Prepare as directed through Step 2. Cover with oiled waxed paper, then with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Before baking, let rolls stand, covered, for 1 hour at room temperature. Uncover and bake as directed in Step 3.

Caramel-Pecan Rolls:

Prepare Easy Cinnamon Rolls as directed, except generously grease the pan and line with parchment paper or nonstick foil. In a small bowl stir together 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar and 1/3 cup whipping cream; pour evenly into prepared pan, spreading gently. Sprinkle 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans evenly over mixture. Arrange dough slices on top of mixture in baking pan. Continue as directed.Per roll: 336 cal., 11 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 0 g trans fat, 13 mg chol., 286 mg sodium, 55 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 4 g pro.Daily Values: 3% vit. A, 4% calcium, 10% ironExchanges: 1 Starch, 2 1/2 Other Carbo., 2 Fat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
4g Fat
45g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 14mg 0%
Folate, total 48.4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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