The Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls


The Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls

This cinnamon rolls recipe with cream cheese frosting is absolutely delicious and beginner-friendly! These homemade cinnamon rolls have a soft and fluffy texture with a buttery cinnamon filling and a creamy sweet vanilla frosting that is utterly irresistible after every bite.

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What you need:

Whole Milk

White sugar

Active dry yeast

All-purpose flour


Baking powder

Baking soda

Vegetable oil

and more...

In a small microwave safe bowl stir milk and oil and warm in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds (check with fingers until warm not too hot)


Add in sugar and combine, Add yeast and combine, and let it sit to activate for 5 minutes until the top becomes foamy.


Put the flour in a large mixing bowl, and make a well in the center, then pour in the milk/yeast mixture and stir until just combined, cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm, draft-free place, for about an hour.


After an hour, remove the towel and stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt.


In a medium bowl add melted butter plus brown sugar and cinnamon. Combine well until you achieve a creamy mixture. Set aside.


Sprinkle a large work surface with extra flour for dusting. Gently press the gas out of the dough and roll it into a rectangle about ¼ inch thick.


Spread cinammon roll cream mixture onto the dough evenly.


Using both hands, begin rolling the dough tightly, when you reach the end, pinch the seam together tightly, and flip the roll so the seam is on the bottom.


Use a sharp knife and slice the roll into 2" (5 cm) pieces.


Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C) and place the sliced rolls in your prepared baking dishes (I used a 9.4 x 9.4 x 2 inches dish to fit 9 rolls each), being careful to leave quite a bit of space between them, as they will spread out a lot when baking.


Bake for about 15 - 18 minutes, or until golden brown, being careful not to let them brown too much.


Beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt together with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread the icing evenly over the cinnamon rolls.

Cooking Tips

Make sure the milk isn't too hot when mixing with the yeast. The perfect temperature is between 105 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit, and anything over that will kill the yeast.


Creaming the butter and cream cheese is easier when they are at room temperature (slightly softened) than straight from the fridge.

If you want tighter, more uniform cinnamon rolls, It's best to let the dough chill in the fridge before rolling it out.



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