Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

46 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

Best eaten fresh out of oven!


1 1/4 oz active dry yeast
1 cup warm milk; (105-110 degrees F)
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/3 cup Margarine; melted
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
4 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Brown sugar; packed
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/3 cup Margarine; softened
8 tablespoons margarine; (1 stick) softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese; (2 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon Salt

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



1. For the rolls, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.

2. Add the sugar, margarine, salt,eggs, and flour, and mix well.

3. Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour. Put in a bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough flat until it is about 21 inches long and 16 inches wide (about 1/4 inch thick).

5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

6. For the filling, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread the softened margarine evenly over the surface of the dough, and then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar evenly over the surface.

7. Working carefully from the 21-inch side, roll the dough.

8. Cut the rolled dough into 1-3/4-inch slices and place 6 at a time, evenly spaced, in a lightly greased baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown on top.

9. While the rolls bake, combine the icing ingredients. Beat well with an electric mixer until fluffy.

10. When the rolls come out of the oven, coat each generously with icing.


Categories: Breakfast, dessert

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Allowing the rolls to rise a second time (makes them slightly fluffier)

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Absolutely perfect. My family and friends who I've served this to have all raved about it! Make this regularly, especially as a crowd pleaser when entertaining.
adugan 4m ago

the frosting and filling were great. the gough was blah. it didn't rise in and hour. and i had added extra yeast. Ibended up raising for second hour with the bowl floating in very warm water. I also let the rolles raise in the pan for 20 minnutes or so before putting them in the over to bake. they were delitious, butbwould not have been if ibfollowed the recipe to the letter. ..
brim 6m ago

These came out very good and delicious. My kids loved them. I would only change a few things. Cut the dough in half and prepare as directed this will be less doughy. Add some regular sugar along with brown sugar. And lastly, bake lower than 400 degrees. Thanks for the recipe lovely! !
lkolec 1y ago

Great recipe! I used it for a Swedish ring, rolling out the dough, spreading the cinnamon mixture, then adding diced apples, and golden raisins, rolling it up, and connecting the ends to form a ring. Then I sliced 3/4 of the way through the dough, in 1 inch sections, angling each section, and laying it down on the one previous, while keeping the ring attached in the center. Then I baked it at 325 for 40 mins. Then I used the icing on it. To die for. The dough is fantastic!!
Kakes99 2y ago

this was really good, my first time really making dough with yeast and it turned out great! next time I'd add more filling, I'd probably double it.
amandaleigh3085 2y ago

Lovely! Reminded childhood! I made some changes- didn't use milk, as I didn't have it; and for icing I used Greek yogurt mixed with vanilla extract and sugar. As well I added some nuts for the filling. Definitely a keeper.
Biine 2y ago

This recipe is Amazing! Though u have to let the rolls rise once you have rolled them for about 1hour. This was not mentioned in your recipe but I read it on another.
Manali88 3y ago

I'm not a baker and these turned out wonderful. I'd keep the baking time at 10 minutes. Also added extra cream cheese to frosting. Got great reviees from family!
debbie14041 3y ago

Excellent! Added some cocoa to the filling- worked wonders!
Halfadog112 3y ago

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