MiMi's Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Jean Goss


This is my second posting for cinnamon rolls. We are in the middle of the winter storm that hit southeast Texas and had time on my hands and needed to get the house and myself warmed up...enjoy! =)


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2 Hr
25 Min


  • DOUGH...

  • 1 Tbsp
    yeast, heaping
  • 1 c
    warm milk, 115 degrees
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 c
    flour, all purpose
  • 1/2 c
    butter, slightly softened
  • 2
    eggs, room temperature, beaten
  • FILLING...

  • 1/2 c
    butter, slightly melted, spreadable
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • ICING...

  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    milk of choice

How to Make MiMi's Homemade Cinnamon Rolls


  1. Activate the yeast by whisking into the warm milk and let set for 5 minutes. While waiting, mix your dry ingredients in a stand mixer.
  2. Pour the yeast milk mixture into the flour/sugar/salt mix in the bowl. Add the beaten eggs, melted butter and mix with dough hook until it pulls away into a ball. It will be slightly sticky, do NOT add more flour.
  3. Make into a ball and return to greased bowl, covering with plastic wrap tightly to rise until doubled in size. I put this in the oven with the oven light on and this works nicely!
  4. After risen, take out and roll until large rectangle. Slather the slightly softened butter onto the rectangles. Mix the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the butter and gently press into the dough/butter. Tightly roll beginning with one long side and pinch together. Depending on the size pan you are using cut the rolls using a serrated knife or using unflavored plain dental floss. When I use a 9x13 pan, I usually make 15. Grease your pan and place the rolls into the pan, covering with the plastic wrap and let rise again until double, about an hour.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes until slightly brown. Make the icing by creaming ingredients together, using only enough milk for desired consistency. Slather over warmed cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

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About MiMi's Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern

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