Cinnamon Rolls

Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe - so soft and gooey! It's been a family favorite for years!

My mom is a wonderful cook and baker. Pretty much everything she makes is delicious, but there are certain things she’s “famous” for:

Heavenly Rolls

Empandas (a family favorite recipe that I’ll be sharing soon)

Cinnamon Rolls

I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t shared my mom’s Cinnamon Rolls recipe yet, so that’s what I’ll be doing today. She has tried several Cinnamon Rolls recipes in her years, but this one is her favorite. They always turn out soft and gooey and just so finger-licking good! Everyone loves them so much that she is often asked to make these in large quantities around the holidays for people to give as Christmas gifts. Yes, it’s true. Many a time I would come to the house to see dozens and dozens of cinnamon rolls laid out for people to come pick up. Fortunately, she kinda likes us kids and would make some for each of our families. 🙂

If you love Cinnamon Rolls as much we do, I highly recommend trying this recipe. As I mentioned before, they are soft and the frosting on top is amazing!! I know you’ll love them!

Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2½ TB cinnamon
  • 2 TB flour
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add sugar and 1 cup of flour. Stir gently, cover and set aside until doubled in size, about 30-45 minutes.
  2. Add butter, salt, eggs and remaining flour. Mix well with wooden spoon.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and kneed for 5 minutes (dough will be a little sticky) Place back in the bowl and cover to let rise until doubled in size.
  4. Roll out onto a 21x16 rectangle, about ¼ inch thick.
  5. Spread the ⅓ cup softened butter then sprinkle with the brown sugar. Roll up long ways and cut into 1¾ inch slices. You should get about 12 cinnamon rolls
  6. Place on a greased jelly roll pan and let double in size.
  7. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
  8. While rolls are baking, mix all icing ingredients together and spread over warm rolls.

Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe - so soft and gooey! It's been a family favorite for years!

Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe - so soft and gooey! It's been a family favorite for years!

I wish I had a dozen in front of me right now!!

Check Out My Other Recipes


We are HUGE fans of all things cinnamon rolls related, so be sure to check out these other cinnamon sweets:

Super simple and delicious Cinnamon Roll Bites - so good { } Recipe includes refrigerated biscuits, butter, cinnamon, & sugar with a yummy glaze!

Cinnamon Roll Bites

Delicious Soft Baked Cinnamon Roll Pretzels recipe on { } So buttery ans sweet! They taste just like a cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Roll Pretzels

Cinnamon Roll Cake - one of the most delicious things you'll ever make! { } So soft and moist and the best breakfast recipe!

Cinnamon Roll Cake

I’m starting to drool!! 😉

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Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe - so soft and gooey! It's been a family favorite for years!

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Kellyn Carpenter
Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.
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  1. 1

    Is that all purpose or self rising flour that you use?

  2. 2

    Please take this as a compliment, but these cinnamon rolls look dangerous! Definitely “Christmas Morning” worthy!

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  4. 4

    Love a great cinnamon roll recipe!
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  5. 5

    I’ve followed your blog for a while but never commented til now. I made these cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast, and Oh. My. Word. They were amazing! I’ve never made homemade cinnamon rolls before, but after this, I don’t think I can go back to the pre-made kind. I prepped these on Christmas Eve, then just pulled them out of the fridge in the morning to bake. Doesn’t get much easier than that. Thank you for the recipe!

    • 6

      They’re definitely our favorite too, Jenn!! I hope everyone else loved them on Christmas. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!! XO

  6. 7

    hey… Can you please tell me the yeast quantity in grams . Thank you 🙂