Melt in your mouth cinnamon rolls

Erika Orrantia


I never knew homemade cinnamon rolls could be so easy! My family LOVES these and No kneading required.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
15 Min


  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    milk, scalded
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • ·
    brown sugar
  • ·
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Melt in your mouth cinnamon rolls


  1. Soften yeast with 1/4 cup of warm water.
  2. In mixer combine: sugar, shortening, and salt; stir in hot milk; cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add softened yeast, egg, and 2 cups of flour; beat well. Gradually add remaining flour.
  4. Cover and let rise in warm place for 90 minutes.
  5. Punch down dough and then divide into two balls.
  6. Roll out each ball 16 inches long and 8 inches wide with rolling pin.
  7. Brush top of dough all over with about 2TB. butter.
  8. Generously sprinkle dough with brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans.
  9. Roll dough up from long side like you would a jelly roll; seal seam well.
  10. Cut filled roll every 1 1/2inch. Poke roll from bottom up in middle to create pretty shape and place in each greased muffin tin cut side down.
  11. Brush tops of cinnamon rolls with more butter. Cover and let rise until almost double about 30-40 minutes.
  12. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until done--be careful not to overcook or they will not be as tender.
  13. Mix together sifted powdered sugar, vanilla, and butter. Add enough milk to make a runny frosting to drizzle on top.
  14. Serve warm. Drizzle frosting on top with a spoon and if desired sprinkle more chopped pecans on.

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Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

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