Cinnamon Rolls

Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe – these rolls are so soft and gooey and always get rave reviews with anyone who tries them.

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), and 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. 🙂

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

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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 Recipe:

Cinnamon Rolls

5 from 1 vote

Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe - these rolls are so soft and gooey and always get rave reviews with anyone who tries them.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest 45 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 520 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Roll

  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 cup milk warm
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour

Filling

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/3 cup butter softened

Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 tsp salt

Instructions

  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.

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

Cinnamon Roll Cake

For more great sweet roll ideas we love, check out:

 

ENJOY!

Pictures for this recipe were re-taken by contributor, Alicia, of The Baker Upstairs.

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. 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!

  2. I have been looking for a “soft” cinnamon roll recipe for a while. Thank you for posting this! Can’t wait to try them.
    One thing I noticed about the directions: the cinnamon is never mentioned. I assume you mix it together with the brown sugar before sprinkling it over the dough?

  3. I’ve been on the hunt for a bit to find the perfect cinnamon rolls. And I’m pretty sure these may be it. I’m hesitant to try any others to say the least!

    Have you ever tried freezing them? We’re a small family and would love to cut freeze smaller quantities.

    Do you think bake first and then freeze or leave unbaked?

    1. These are it! They are our favorite! I have not tried freezing them. I bet both ways would be fine. If they are baked, you could just let thaw & re-heat them. I never have any left to freeze 🙁