I love cinnamon rolls but many recipes take hours to make. But this recipe can be done in a little over an hour and the rolls turn out so good. Plus there’s a step by step video of the recipe. Which is super helpful if you haven’t made cinnamon rolls from scratch before.
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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 24
Author: Shelly


  • 2 tablespoons Yeast
  • 4-5 cups Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Milk or Soy Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Butter or Margarine
  • Filling
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons Margarine or Butter softened
  • Glaze
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons Milk or Soy Milk


  • Place 1.5 cups flour into a bowl. Add sugar, yeast, and salt. Stir to mix.
  • Place the milk, water, and margarine in a microwave-safe dish and microwave until heated to 120 to 130 degrees.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and beat for two minutes.
  • Add another cup of flour to dough mixture and beat another two minutes.
  • With a spoon or your hands, mix in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead the dough until it is firm and no longer sticky and smooth. About 5 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm spot for 15 minutes.
  • Punch dough down and divide into two equal portions.
  • Roll out one portion of dough into a rectangle on a floured surface.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of softened butter onto the dough rectangle.
  • In a small bowl mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Spread half of the brown sugar mixture over the buttered dough.
  • Roll the dough up from one end to the other. I usually start at the short end of the dough and roll up.
  • Pinch the edges of the dough to secure it.
  • Cut the dough roll into 1-inch sections, with a sharp knife. Place the rolls into a greased cake pan.
  • Repeat for the second portion of dough.
  • Place the rolls in a warm place and let rise for 15 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Bake in 375-degree oven for about 20 minutes.
  • While rolls are baking, make the glaze. Add the powdered sugar to a small bowl with the vanilla and one tablespoon of milk. Mix well. If the glaze is too thick to drizzle, add a little more milk to reach drizzling consistency. Set aside until rolls are done baking.
  • Once rolls are done remove from the oven and drizzle with glaze.