Cinnamon Roll (Gracie Rolls)

Tabitha Henrichson


I make these for our breakfast ministry at church! They have been named out of this world! Lots of request for me to make them. I once took a dozen to a friend while a friend of hers was there. The other friend talked the dozen rolls out of the other friend. I had to go home and make another dozen rolls!


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Makes 14 to 16 Rolls
2 Hr
1 Hr



  • 1 Tbsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 6 1/8 c
    flour divided
  • 1 c
    milk, 2%
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 large
  • 1 stick

  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, melted

  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp
    milk, 2%
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Cinnamon Roll (Gracie Rolls)


  1. In the mixing bowl on the stand mixer, combine 1 cup flour, sugar salt and yeast.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, heat milk over medium-high heat to low boil. Remove from heat. Add butter and allow to melt. Once melted add water and cool between 110 - 120 degrees.
  3. While cooling, whisk together eggs and vanilla in a small mixing bowl, set aside. Melt filling butter in a small bowl, set aside. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl, set aside.
  4. Add cooled milk, water, butter, eggs and vanilla to dry ingredients stir to combine.
    Allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  5. Set mixer to stir; add flour one cup at a time until dough pulls away from side of bowl.
    Lightly flour dough to remove from paddle.
  6. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, allow to sit for 5 minutes.
    Roll dough into a 24"x18" rectangle about 1/16" thick.
  7. Brush melted butter with pastry brush evenly over dough.
    Sprinkle filling evenly over dough surface, spreading gently with fingertips.
  8. Fold short ends in 1".
    Begin rolling dough in an upward motion, evenly distributing dough lengthwise, until dough is all rolled up. (approx 2" high).
    Let dough rise for 5 minutes.
  9. Using a serrated knife, cut dough into 1 1/2" thick pieces.
    Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    Arrange 5 to 6 cinnamon rolls per sheet.
    Let rise till double in size about 1 hour at 80 degree room temperature.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, bake each sheet for 16-20 minutes.
    Cool completely on parchment paper.
  11. For Icing
    Combine powder sugar, cream cheese, butter, and milk in stand mixer, set to stir.
    Add additional milk to desired consistency.
    Ice rolls and eat. Enjoy!

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