Crowd-Pleaser Cinnamon Rolls

They're big, they're gooey, and everybody loves them! Try these cinnamon rolls for breakfast or even for dessert!

Crowd-Pleaser Cinnamon Rolls
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Rise Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast

  • cup milk

  • cup water

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup cooking oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, softened

  • cup sugar

  • 4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 recipe Cream Cheese Icing (see recipe below)

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 3 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast. In small saucepan, combine milk, water, the 1/2 cup sugar, oil, and salt. Heat; stir over medium heat till just warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F).

  2. Add milk mixture and egg yolks to dry mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl often. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough thats smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes). Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

  4. Roll out dough to form a 14x12-inch rectangle. Spread with softened butter or margarine. Sprinkle with a mixture of 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon.

  5. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting from long side. Seal seam. Slice into 12 pieces. Place in greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Cover; let rise in warm place till nearly doubled (20 minutes).

  6. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly; remove from pan. Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Icing. Serve rolls warm or cool on a wire rack. Makes 12 rolls.

Cream Cheese Icing

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter or margarine, vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in milk. Gradually add powdered sugar until icing is spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
20g Fat
58g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%

*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.