Cinnamon Rolls


I love these cinnamon rolls. They remind me a lot of Cinnabon, especially the cream cheese frosting. For some reason I like that much better than the milk/water based frosting.

When eating the next day, I find that putting the frosting on top and 30 seconds in the microwave is just perfect!

The weight measurements are in grams. This makes it easier to get the right amount of flour and sugar since measuring those by volume can differ greatly depending on whom is measuring the ingredients.

Cinnamon Rolls

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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 Rolls
Calories 502



  • 560 g white flour
  • 100 g granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c milk or half and half
  • 80 g unsalted butter
  • 6 g salt
  • 10 g bread machine yeast


  • 230 g brown sugar
  • 20 g cinnamon
  • 80 g butter (softened or melted)


  • 360 g powdered sugar
  • 57 g butter (softened)
  • 170 g cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Prepare the dough by placing milk, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, white sugar, and yeast in the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the "Dough" cycle and press "Start".
  • After the "Dough" cycle is complete, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover it plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll the dough on the lightly floured surface into a 14" x 20" rectangle.
  • Prepare the filling by combining brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread softened/melted butter over the dough, then sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over top.
  • Starting at a longer edge, roll up the dough and cut it into 12 rolls. First cut the roll in half, then half again. Finally, cut the quarters into three equally thick rolls. Place the rolls in a lightly greased (with some of the remaining butter) 9"x13" baking pan. Place in a warm oven (approximately 100℉-120℉ and let the rolls rise until they have nearly doubled in size. This takes about 45 minutes.
  • Once the rolls have risen, remove the baking pan from the oven and preheat it to 400℉.
  • Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown which takes about 15 minutes.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare icing by beating powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy.
  • Spread some icing on a warm cinnamon roll before serving.

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