Easiest Cinnamon Rolls EVER!

Cheryl Campagna


I am new to the from scratch baking game and I found this recipe some time ago. I've only made it a couple times, but both times they came out perfect! If a fumbling beginner like me can make these - and trust, me, I am a major fumbler - anyone can!


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Approximately 15 rolls
2 Hr 15 Min
10 Min


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1 pkg
active dry yeast (1/4) oz
1 c
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/3 c
butter (5 1/3) tbsp
1 tsp
4 c


1 c
brown sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp
1/3 c
butter (5 1/3 tbsp)


1 stick
butter (8 tbsp)
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 c
cream cheese
1/2 tsp
1/8 tsp

How to Make Easiest Cinnamon Rolls EVER!


  • 1Heat milk to approx 115 degrees.
    dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
  • 2Add sugar,butter, salt, eggs, and flour, mix well. BE SURE TO USE VERY SOFT BUTTER!
  • 3Turn oven to warm.

    Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour. Be sure to knead until ball is firm and elastic.
  • 4Turn off and place the bowl in warm oven. Let rise approx 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • 5Remove dough from oven, and reheat oven on warm setting.

    Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approx 21 inches long by 16 inches wide. It should be approx 1/4 thick.
  • 6Mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread butter over rolled dough, leaving 1/4 of long edge clean. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over rolled dough. Roll lightly with rolling pin to press brown sugar mixture into the butter.
  • 7Roll long side, being sure to roll tightly. Pinch edge to roll to prevent it from falling apart.
  • 8Cut the dough into 1 3/4 inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan. ( I like to grease with butter, and then sprinkle a tiny bit of brown sugar in the bottom.)
  • 9Turn off oven once again and return pans for a second rise. Allow to rise approx 1 hour. Remove from oven while preheating to 400. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • 10While rolls are baking, prepare frosting by mixing all ingredients together in a bowl with an electric mixer.
  • 11Remove rolls from oven and frost while still warm.

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About Easiest Cinnamon Rolls EVER!

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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