Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

12 Rolls
40 min

I love making these. For some reason, seeing the dough rise and feeling it as I roll it out just makes me happy. My family has loved cinnamon rolls since the children were babies. I have tried several different recipes this is a totally different one all together. I used my hubby's grandmas roll recipe and adjusted it a little bit to make the cinnamon roll dough. I use brown sugar instead of white sugar for the filling. I think it gets a little caramelized while baking. My icing recipe is the same recipe I use for my frosted sugar cookies. I love spreading some on the rolls as soon as they come out of the oven and let it melt into the rolls. I think it makes them extra moist. These are perfect for a breakfast or a delicious snack.

See how moist they look?

Love that creamy center.

First heat your milk to 110 degrees and then add your yeast and sugar. Then start adding in your butter and egg.

Next up is adding in your flour.

Just getting the flour mixed in.

You want the dough to be pulling away from the sides of the bowl as it is mixing together.

Put into a greased bowl to rise. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot.

Love that dough all risen.

Spread the dough out and top with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Cut into slices and add to your pan.

Recipe details
  • 12  Rolls
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 1 C warm milk heat to temp 110 degrees
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • 3 T unsalted butter
  • 1 Large egg
  • 3 C flour, more for rolling
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 C butter, softened
  • 1/2 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1 T cinnamon
Combine milk, yeast and sugar in a mixing bowl using the dough hook.
Add butter and egg and combine.
Gradually add in the flour a little at a time until a slightly sticky dough forms.
Beat with dough hook and low to medium speed about five minutes. Your dough should be pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
Put in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap until doubled in size.
After dough has risen punch it down and roll out to a rectangle. Large enough to form 12 rolls. About 18" by 12'"
Spread on the butter to cover the dough.
Sprinkle the brown sugar all over the dough.
Sprinkle cinnamon on top of all.
Putting it all together
Roll up your dough to form a tube.
Cut twelve slices and place seam side down into a greased 9"x13" pan.
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise about 40 minutes.
Bake on 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
Top with your favorite frosting recipe.
  • I add some frosting straight out of the oven.