January 7, 2016


Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

 homemade cinnamon rolls

cinnamon rolls- milk mixture

cinnamon rolls milk

cinnamon rolls adding yeast

cinnamon rolls- adding flour

cinnamon roll dough

cinnamon dough rising

cinnamon roll dough 2

cinnamon rolls dough ball

cinnamon rolls rolled out

butter on cinnamon rolls

cinnamon rolls with sugar

rolling cinnamon rolls

cutting cinnamon rolls

cut cinnamon rolls

cinnamon rolls in pan

frosting cinnamon rolls

cinnamon rolls

finished cinnamon rolls



For the Dough:

2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 package active dry yeast

4 1/2 cups flour, more for dusting

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon salt

For the Filling:

2 sticks unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar 

For the Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla


For the dough, heat the milk, oil, and sugar in a dutch oven over medium heat. Cook the mixture until the sugar has dissolved, making sure not to boil the milk. When the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool. When the milk mixture is lukewarm, sprinkle on the dry yeast and let sit for a minute. 

Add 4 cups of the flour into the milk and stir to combine. Cover the dutch oven with a kitchen towel and let sit in a relatively warm place for an hour. 

When the hour is up, remove the towel and add in the baking powder, soda, salt, and remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Stir the dough to incorporate everything. 

Place the dough on a floured surface and roll into a large rectangle- about 30 by 10 inches. Pour the melted butter all over the dough and smooth it out. Then top the butter with both sugars and the cinnamon (trying to distribute them evenly). Starting at the top, left corner, slowly begin to tightly roll the dough going horizontal in a typewriter motion. When you reach the end of the top right corner, continue to roll in the opposite direction. When you reach the end, pinch the seams together. 

Cut the rolls in 1- 1 1/2 inch slices. The log will make around 20 to 25 rolls.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Butter your baking dishes and place the rolls in the pans. Cover with kitchen towels and let rise for another 20 minutes. When the rolls have risen, bake the rolls for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how gooey you like them.

While the rolls are baking, place the sugar, milk, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a mixer and mix to combine. If the frosting is too thick you can add in a splash of milk, if it is too thin you can add more powdered sugar. 

Frost the rolls right when they come out of the oven, making sure to get frosting over the whole surface and in any of the cracks. I like to over-frost my cinnamon rolls! Serve warm with a glass of milk and enjoy! Boy are these worth the time and calories! 



2 thoughts on “Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. These look utterly delicious!

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