Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Make a batch of sweet-smelling homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch this weekend. They mix up, rise and bake in no time at all. Topped off with a sweet traditional powdered sugar glaze, this recipe will treat your family and have them asking for more--so make a double batch!
  • Prep75-80 min
  • Total Time3 hr
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount8 cinnamon rolls


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  1. Make the rolls. Stir together warm milk, yeast, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a large bowl. Let stand 5-10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Add butter, remaining sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, and salt to bowl. Mix with a stand mixer using a dough hook on medium speed until combined.
  3. Gradually add flour and mix on medium speed until a smooth, elastic dough forms, about 2-4 minutes.
  4. Grease a large bowl with vegetable pan spray. Form dough into a ball, place into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  5. Prepare the filling. Stir together butter, sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a medium bowl until well-combined
  6. Prepare a 9 in. round baking pan with vegetable pan spray.
  7. Punch dough down and roll out to a 12-inch by 10-inch rectangle on a floured surface with a rolling pin.
  8. Spread filling onto dough and roll up from the long end, as for a jelly roll. Pinch seam to seal, trim ends, and cut into 8 equally-sized pieces.
  9. Place rolls into prepared pan; cover with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise for 25-30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  10. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Remove plastic wrap from rolls and bake 25-29 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a cooling rack while preparing glaze.
  11. Make cinnamon roll glaze. Stir milk into powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.


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