Carol's Cinnamon Rolls

Carol Jesmer


My husband loves cinnamon rolls. I wanted something that tastes like cinnamon rolls that can be purchased at the mall so I began playing around and came up with these. We love them. I use my bread machine just because it takes the work out of kneading them, but they can be made without a bread machine. I use only the dough cycle.

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There's no way else to say it, these homemade cinnamon rolls are scrumptiously delicious. The raisins and nuts, mixed with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter is the perfect filling. We opted for pecans and loved the crunch. Not a fan of raisins or nuts? No worries, leave them out. These cinnamon rolls will be just as good. The best part is how easy they are to make. The bread machine does all the hard work. Your family will love to wake up to these fresh from the oven. My, oh my, they're good.

Note: If the frosting is a little thick, add another teaspoon of milk so it will spread easier. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

12 rolls
1 Hr 40 Min
20 Min


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4 Tbsp
melted butter
4 Tbsp
1/2 box
pudding mix (I use vanilla or butterscotch); 3.4 oz
1 c
1 medium
1 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
4 c
bread flour (I use all-purpose)
2 1/2 tsp
yeast (I use dry yeast, sometimes rapid rise)


1/2 c
softened butter
1 c
brown sugar
2 tsp
1/2 c
chopped nuts (optional)
1/4 c
raisins (optional)


4 oz
cream cheese
1/4 c
softened butter
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp

How to Make Carol's Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1For rolls, place ingredients in machine following the order of your machine.
  • 2Set on dough cycle.
  • 3After dough cycle, remove from machine and place on a lightly floured surface.
  • 4Roll out to about a 17 x 10 rectangle.
  • 5For filling, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • 6Spread softened butter over dough.
  • 7Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • 8I add nuts and raisins.
  • 9Roll tightly from the long end.
  • 10Pinch the edges closed when completely rolled.
  • 11Slice the dough into about 1/2 inch slices or larger depending on how big you want to make them.
  • 12Place into cake pans (I use a greased 9x13 pan). Sometimes I can get as many as 20 rolls to a batch. You may need two pans.
  • 13Let rise until doubled.
  • 14Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Do not overbake.
  • 15For frosting, combine the frosting ingredients.
  • 16Spread on warm rolls.
  • 17They are best if eaten fresh, but 10 -15 seconds in the microwave will soften them up.

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About Carol's Cinnamon Rolls

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Recipes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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