Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe Add to Collection
5 from 1 vote

Cinnamon Rolls

This classic homemade cinnamon roll recipe pairs a soft, fluffy dough with swirls of buttery cinnamon sugar and cream cheese frosting. Best breakfast ever!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Resting Time2 hours
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, cinnamon dessert, cinnamon roll
Servings: 12
Calories: 325kcal


  • 1 package 1/4 ounce active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm whole milk 110° to 115°
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter softened, divided
  • frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  • To the bowl of a stand mixer, add the warm milk sprinkle the yeast over the top.
  • Add the eggs, butter and sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Add in salt and 4 cups (save the other 1/2 cup and add only if you need it) of flour and mix using the beater blade just until the ingredients are barely combined.
  • Scrape the dough off the beater blade and remove before attaching the the dough hook.
  • The dough should be tacky and will still be sticking to the sides of the bowl.
  • Allow to “knead” until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • In a smaller bowl, Mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Once the dough has doubled, punch down dough
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll into an 11x8-in. rectangle.
  • Brush with butter; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
  • Cut into 8-12 slices; place in a greased 13x9-in. pan, cut side down. Cover with a kitchen towel. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  • For frosting, beat butter, cream cheese, vanilla and salt until blended; gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar. Spread over tops. Refrigerate leftovers.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg