Cinnamon Rolls


Prepare and shape these rolls the night before, then enjoy a warm treat for breakfast or brunch.

Cinnamon Rolls

Blaine Moats

Prep Time:
25 mins
Rise Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup milk

  • cup sugar

  • cup butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 recipe icing (options below)

Powdered Sugar Icing

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon milk or orange juice

Vanilla Icing

  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon light-color corn syrup

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half or light cream

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese. softened

  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ½ cup powdered sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups of the flour and yeast; set aside. In a medium saucepan heat and stir milk, the 1/3 cup sugar, the 1/3 cup butter, and salt just until warm (120 to 130 degrees F.) and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture to dry mixture along with eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl. Beat on high speed 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).

  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Lightly grease two 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans.

  4. Roll each portion of the dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle. Brush the 3 tablespoons melted butter over dough. Combine the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll up into a spiral, starting from a long side. Seal seam. Slice each roll into 12 equal pieces. Place in prepared pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double (about 30 minutes).

  5. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly; remove from pans. Drizzle with icing recipe of your choice. If desired, serve warm. Makes 24 rolls.

Powdered Sugar Icing

  1. In mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk or orange juice. Stir in additional milk or juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches drizzling consistency. Makes 1/2 cup.

Vanilla Icing

  1. In a small bowl stir powdered sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Stir in enough half-and-half or light cream to make drizzling consistency.

Cream Cheese Icing

  1. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Beat in enough milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make spreading consistency.

Prepare and shape rolls. Cover with oiled waxed paper, then plastic wrap. Chill 2 to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Prick any air bubbles with a wooden pick. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
5g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Protein 3g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 1.3mg 7%

*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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