Cinnamon Rolls Delight: A Family Favorite

Indulge in the sweet and comforting embrace of homemade Cinnamon Rolls, a cherished family favorite that brings joy to every bite. Join me on a delightful journey through the steps of creating these pillowy swirls of cinnamon goodness.


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • Filling:
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup chopped nuts or raisins (optional)


1. Activate the Yeast:

  • In a bowl, combine warm milk and active dry yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.

2. Create the Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, melted butter, salt, eggs, and the activated yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add flour, mixing until a soft dough forms.

3. Kneading Magic:

  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

4. Rise and Shine:

  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.

5. Roll it Out:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Roll the dough into a rectangle on a floured surface, about 16×21 inches.

6. Fill with Goodness:

  • Spread softened butter over the dough and evenly sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon. Add chopped nuts or raisins if desired.

7. Roll and Slice:

  • Roll the dough tightly from the longer side, creating a log. Slice into 12 equal rolls.

8. Arrange and Bake:

  • Place the rolls in a greased baking dish and let them rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Creamy Frosting:

  • While the rolls bake, prepare a simple cream cheese frosting by mixing cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

10. Frost and Enjoy:

  • Once the rolls are out of the oven, generously spread the cream cheese frosting over them while still warm.


  • Overnight Prep: Prepare the dough the night before, refrigerate, and let it rise in the morning for a time-saving breakfast.
  • Freezing Option: Freeze unbaked rolls and thaw them overnight in the refrigerator for a quick morning treat.
  • Creative Additions: Experiment with adding chopped apples, raisins, or a drizzle of caramel for unique flavor twists.


1. Pecan Paradise:

Enhance the filling with a layer of chopped pecans for a delightful crunch.

2. Orange Zest Zing:

Add orange zest to the filling and frosting for a citrusy burst of flavor.

3. Nutella Bliss:

Replace the traditional filling with a layer of Nutella for a chocolatey delight.


Q1: Can I make these ahead for a special occasion? A1: Absolutely! Prepare the rolls the night before, refrigerate, and bake in the morning.

Q2: Can I freeze the baked rolls? A2: Yes, freeze the rolls without frosting, and thaw before reheating.

Q3: Any dairy-free options for the frosting? A3: Use dairy-free cream cheese and substitute milk in the frosting for a dairy-free alternative.


Elevate your mornings with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked Cinnamon Rolls, a treat that transcends generations and creates lasting memories. Share the joy with loved ones and savor each cinnamon-infused swirl.

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