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easy homemade cinnamon rolls

  • Author: katie
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • for the dough:
  • 45 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages dry yeast (4.5 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • for the filling:
  • melted butter for spreading
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • for the icing:
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • 23 Teaspoons hot water


  1. to make the dough:
  2. mix together 1 3/4 cups flour, yeast, and salt. set aside.
  3. in a small saucepan, heat the milk, water, butter, and sugar over med-low heat until it reaches 120-130F, stirring constantly. pour into the dry mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. add egg and 1/2 cup flour and beat for another 2 minutes.
  5. gradually add enough flour to make a soft dough (probably cup or two).
  6. knead dough. cover and rest for 20 minutes.
  7. once dough has risen, roll out into a rectangle, approx 1/4″ thick. spread melted butter over top, and sprinkle filling overtop, leaving a 1/2″ border all the way around.
  8. to make the filling:
  9. combine brown sugar and cinnamon. (double amounts, if necessary, to cover the area.)
  10. roll the dough as for a jelly roll, keeping it as tight as possible. when you get to the end, pinch the dough along the top and cut into 12 rounds, using a knife or bench scraper. place rolls on a greased pan and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. let cool slightly, then top with glaze.
  11. to make glaze:
  12. combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and hot water and stir until you reach a smooth consistency.
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
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