Cinnamon Roll Tutorial with LOTS of Frosting!

Cinnamon Roll Tutorial with LOTS of Frosting!

This is a family favourite!  

I LOVE Cinnabon cinnamon rolls!  When I walk down the mall aisle where Cinnabon is, I walk a little slower and breathe a little deeper ;)  So when I found this recipe, I was VERY happy with it!  All it needed was a little more frosting ;)  Last time I made them, I took pictures of the whole process so that I could share a tutorial with you.  If you give these a try, I think you will LOVE them!

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Start with these ingredients for the dough:

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1 cup warm milk
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour or regular flour (bread flour makes for a lighter cinnamon roll)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 pkg yeast (1/4 ounce, not instant yeast)

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Start by microwaving the milk for 45-60 seconds.
Dissolve yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.

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Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour.
Mix well.
Knead dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour.
Put in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
Let rise  in a warm place about one hour or until dough has doubled in size.
(A tip I learned is to put the bowl on top of the stove while the oven is preheating- that way the dough is nice and warm and rises better)


1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

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Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

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Spray counter with cooking spray or sprinkle flour on it. (I used flour)
Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. (Just get it close to these measurements)

Spread dough with 1/3 cup softened butter. (I use a basting brush)
Sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.

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Roll dough starting with the longer side.
Cut into 12 large rolls (or 18 smaller ones) (or however many seems right ;)
Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch glass baking dish (if I have extra rolls, I will put the rest in a square dish or a round one.  I like to cut more rolls so that they are "shorter".. I really like lots of frosting, so I'd rather a smaller roll in the end anyway!)

Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
Then you can either put them in the fridge for baking the next morning, or move on to the baking stage:

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Bake rolls in preheated 350 degree oven until golden brown (about 18-20 minutes).


4.5 oz cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 and 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

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While the rolls are baking, mix up your frosting!
Beat together all frosting ingredients.

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Spread frosting on while rolls are still warm (so it'll melt).
As you can see in the above photo, this recipe makes a LOT of frosting!
If you don't quite want that much on your rolls, you can save some in a separate container and when you're eating a roll later, you can add extra frosting as desired (best part is there's no charge for extra frosting like when you buy them at the store!)

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Is your mouth watering?  Mine is!  If you want to try this recipe for yourself, go ahead and pin this post for when you get a chance to try it!

Note: Recipe source: allrecipes, the only thing I changed was the amount of frosting!


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  1. Yummy! It's breakfast time in our world... I think I just found the main dish. Thanks for the post and recipe.

  2. Just did a little happy dance because I have tall the ingredients for this recipe on hand! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Yum, I love cinnamon buns so much, they are really my weakness. Thanks for sharing I am totally trying this!

  4. Uhm... My home address is...They look that good, I would pay to have them delivered to my home. You make it all look so easy. One last thing, is that salted or unsalted butter... I never know.

    1. hahaha :) I love it. Thanks Margarita :)
      It probably should be unsalted, but honestly, if all I had was salted, I'd use it anyway!

  5. Great - there goes my diet.

    lol! These look absolutely amazing. I'm going to give this frosting a try.

  6. Oh yummm! Those look so delicious. Can I just have yours ;) Beautiful pictures too! Thanks for sharing.

    1. If only they were still in existence! ;) I would love to taste them right now, too!

  7. Licking my computer. Actually it doesn't taste the same. I have been madly craving baking this week and I have had NO time to do it. Drat. This is on my lineup though to do with the kids. My girls are 10 and 13 and they LOVE to bake. This is a keeper. Thanks.

    1. hahah :) It is keeper- I think you'll love it! You're welcome :)

  8. I've never tried to make my own cinnamon buns, but have thought of trying many times. This recipe looks like a good one, and the frosting looks amazing.

  9. Beautiful pictures, so pinworthy! :) so pinning them! I am going to make it too. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. ohhh looks so yummy and appreciate the step by step! awesome tutorial with a tasty reward for following the instructions :)

  11. Oh how I wish I had the patience to bake. These look amazing! And pretty easy. Which means I might actually be able to make them. Pinning for later.

  12. We usually do the store bought ones but these look to delicious for words! I'll be pinning these for future use. :) Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    -Lara @ Methodical Living

  13. Looks delicious. And totally made by hand. I cheated and used a bred machine. Lol

  14. Those look so delicious. I pinned the recipe. I think that's going to be Christmas morning breakfast.

  15. Oh man, these look FANTASTIC. I've only made cinnamon rolls one other time before and they just turned out ok. These look great...I have to try these! I think it would be perfect for Christmas morning breakfast!

  16. You make it look so easy!! Thanks must try!! :)

  17. I made these last night. I had to eat one right away, and it was delicious! The purpose of these rolls were for breakfast though, so I had more this morning cold. Still delicious! Hot or Cold. I do find, however, that I may prefer an icing without cream cheese. It did overpower the cinnamon flavor I love. Also, I used regular flour since I haven't bought bread flour yet. I'm not an overly experienced cook, but I do find it wonderfully enjoyable when I find a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!! ~ Mom of 3 beautiful girls to teach :)

  18. Your cinnamon rolls look heavenly! And with a ton of cream cheese frosting? I'm in! YUM!

  19. This looks like a great breakfast. Looking forward to trying it.

  20. We just made these last evening and you are so correct the more yummy frosting the better.This really is finger licking good !

  21. OMG I love cinnamon rolls, these sound like they are the absolute best!!


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