Cinnamon Rolls

It has been years that I have wanted to try making cinnamon rolls. I finally bit the bullet, did some research on which recipe I wanted to try, and did it. I found this recipe from That’s the way the Cookie Crumbles. She combined 3 of her favorites into one.

I started by making the dough and letting it rise. Then I punched it down and rolled it out into a 12 x 16 rectangle.

Then I made the filling...brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and butter.

Doesn't this look delicious. I think my kids enjoyed eating the crumb that fell onto the counter.

Then, place the filling onto the dough.

And Roll into this beauty...
then I sliced it with dental floss and let it rise again.

Okay, now here comes the hard that I hope y'all wont judge me for. I was in a little bit of a hurry when I iced these babies (yeah, a hurry to eat them!). So I didn't soften the cream cheese which I will do in the future. I also slightly over cooked them as well, so don't laugh at the final picture, cause the picture itself just plain sucks. It does not do these yummy treats justice.


No judging,


Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

½ cup milk
7 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
1 envelope (2¼ teaspoons) yeast
¼ cup (1¾ ounce) sugar
1 large egg, plus 2 large egg yolks
1½ teaspoons salt
4-4 ½ cups (20 to 21¼ ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the work surface

¾ cup packed (5¼ ounces) light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter

1 cup (4 ounces) confectioners sugar, sifted to remove lumps
1 ounce cream cheese, softened
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons milk

1. Heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan or in the microwave until the butter melts. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside until the mixture is lukewarm (about 100 degrees).

2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle, mix together the water, yeast, sugar, egg, and yolks at low speed until well mixed. Add the salt, warm milk mixture, and 2 cups of the flour and mix at medium speed until thoroughly blended, about 1 minute. Switch to the dough hook, add another 2 cups of the flour, and knead at medium speed (adding up to ¼ cup more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, if necessary) until the dough is smooth and freely clears the sides of the bowl, about 10 minutes. Shape the dough into a round, place it in a very lightly oiled large bowl, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in bulk, 1½ to 2 hours.

3. Mix together the filling ingredients in a small bowl. Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish.

4. After the dough has doubled in bulk, press it down and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, shape the dough into a 16 by 12-inch rectangle, with a long side facing you. Mix together the filling ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough, leaving a ½-inch border at the far edges. Roll the dough, beginning with the long edge closest to you and using both hands to pinch the dough with your fingertips as you roll. Moisten the top border with water and seal the roll. Lightly dust the roll with flour and press on it ends if necessary to make a uniform 16-inch cylinder. Cut the roll in 12 equal pieces and place the rolls cut-side up in the prepared baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in bulk, 1½ to 2 hours.

5. When the rolls are almost fully risen, adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the rolls until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of one reads 185 to 188 degrees, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the glaze ingredients together until smooth. Glaze the rolls and serve.

This post is linked to:
Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays at
New Nostalgia.
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

Cravings Fulfilled,


  1. I am SOOOOO Craving cinnamon rolls now! That is my strongest weakness! I make them too. I cheat though and make the dough in my bread machine..lol
    Yours look deeelishhh!
    Thanks for visiting today!

  2. um, YUM! I could so eat that roll of dough and cinnamon right now..
    thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays!" Would love to see you again next tuesday!

  3. I LOVE a good cinnamon roll! These are going to be made soon for sure!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love all the recipes on yours! Following!

    Katie P

  4. No apologizing - those cinnamon rolls look delicious!!!! And I love your colorful blog - so energizing!