The BEST Cinnamon Rolls recipe | easy recipe in about an hour

Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet breads
Servings 10
Calories 590 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1/3 c butter
  • 3 1/4 c flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 package active quick rise yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 3/4 c brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 c heavy cream
  • ICING:
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream can substitute milk


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add milk & butter. Stir until melted & remove from heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 c flour, sugar, salt. Add yeast & lukewarm milk mixture. Combine. Add egg.
  3. Using the dough hook attachment on your mixer, knead while gradually adding in 1 c flour until the dough forms a ball & pulls aways from the edges of the bowl. You can also knead by hand.
  4. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread melted butter on top. Combine cinnamon & sugar & sprinkle on top. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 10 strips. Roll & place in a baking dish or cast iron skillet.
  6. Turn oven off. Cover rolls with a damp towel & allow to rise 25 minutes. Remove from oven, preheat again to 350 degrees. Cover rolls in 1/4 c heavy cream. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  7. Mix icing ingredients until smooth & drizzle over rolls.
Nutrition Facts
Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 351mg15%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.