Cinnamon Rolls

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Iced warm sweet rolls are simply irresistible! - Jow

Camille C.
Camille C.

20 minutes

Prep time

25 minutes

Cook time

3 hours

Resting time

387 cal.

Per serving


Oven, Rolling pin, Brush, Baking dish, Knife


Yeast (dry)
Milk (whole)
Sugar (granulated)

Step 1

Warm the milk. Dissolve the yeast & 0.5 tbsp of the granulated sugar in the milk. Let it stand for 10 min.

Flour (all-purpose)
Sugar (granulated)

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine 2.5 cups of flour (reserving 0.5 cup), 3 tbsp of granulated sugar (reserving 0.5 tbsp) & 1 tsp of salt. Then form a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

Butter (unsalted)
Milk (whole)
Yeast (dry)

Step 3

Crack the egg into the well. Add the milk-yeast mixture & 3 tbsp of melted butter.

Step 4

Beat the batter vigorously with a wooden spoon or spatula for 2-3 min. The dough should be smooth & elastic.

Step 5

Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Set it aside in a warm place to rise for 1.5 hours. The dough will double in volume.

Flour (all-purpose)

Step 6

Sprinkle the dough with the remaining 0.5 cup of flour. Gently punch down the dough. Then knead it for 1-2 min.

Butter (unsalted)

Step 7

Cover the bowl again. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, bring the rest of the butter to room temperature.

Butter (unsalted)
Cinnamon (ground)
Brown sugar (light)

Step 8

In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, brown sugar & cinnamon. Stir until the mixture resembles a thick cinnamon-sugar paste.

Step 9

Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Lay it on a floured surface.

Step 10

Form the dough into a ball. Then roll it out into a rectangle.

Cinnamon (ground)
Brown sugar (light)
Butter (unsalted)

Step 11

Spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the entire surface of the dough.

Step 12

Starting with a long side of the rectangle, roll up the dough to form a cylinder. Tightly seal the fold closed by pinching it with your fingers.

Step 13

Push in the ends of the cylinder, so it's a bit thicker & shorter. Then cut it into 6 rolls.

Step 14

Arrange the rolls in a greased baking dish. (Give them space to expand while baking!)

Step 15

Cover the dish with a damp towel. Let the rolls rise in a warm place for 30 min. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Milk (whole)

Step 16

Brush the raised rolls with milk (optional). Bake them for 25 min at 350°F.

Cream cheese
Sugar (granulated)

Step 17

While the rolls are baking, whip up the icing! In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, the last 0.5 tbsp of granulated sugar & just enough water to make a smooth pourable icing.

Step 18

Remove the rolls from the oven. While they're still hot, drizzle the icing over top.

Step 19

Let the rolls cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

Personal notes

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy387 cal.
Fat8 g
Carbohydrates68 g
Protein10 g
Fiber4 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Cinnamon Rolls" contains 387 Energy, 8 g of Fat, 68 g of Carbohydrates, 10 g of Protein, 4 g of Fiber.

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