How to Make Cinnamon Roll Dough (skip if using store-bought rolls)
In a saucepan over medium heat, add milk and butter. Stir until melted and remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, combine 2¼ cup all purpose flour, sugar, salt. Add yeast and lukewarm milk mixture. Combine. Add egg until just combined.
Using the dough hook attachment on your mixer, knead while gradually adding in 1 cup flour until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the edges of the bowl. You can also knead by hand.
Let dough rest for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F.
How to Make Cinnabunnies from Homemade or Store Bougth Dough
If you're using a can, unroll 2 rolls in lieu of this step. If you're making them from scratch, keep reading! Roll the dough in a rectangle as you normally would and cut into ⅔ and ⅓. Spread melted butter on top. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top. Refrain from sprinkling cinnamon and sugar at the edges if you're making them from scratch.
Cut into strips, roll and seal (pinching your fingers with water) the larger side into a roll.
Cut the smaller portion into strips folding each side to meet in the middle as shown in the photos in the post. Seal by pinching with water. Do the same to adhere both pieces together creating bunnies.
Cover rolls in ¼ cup heavy cream. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until slightly golden.
Mix icing ingredients until smooth and drizzle over rolls.
Milk - Whatever you have on hand.
Butter - Salted or unsalted, whatever you have on hand. Reduce salt in the recipe should you use salted butter.
Active Quick Rise Yeast - The leavening agent that keeps these rolls quick and simple - in under an hour. To substitute, 1 envelope active dry yeast = 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast OR 1 envelope active dry yeast = 2¼ teaspoons rapid-rise yeast
Brown Sugar - You can substitute white sugar, if needed, but brown sugar is traditional for cinnamon rolls and caramelizes when baked.
Heavy Cream - Optional
For the Icing
Cream Cheese - Whatever you have on hand.
Butter - Salted or unsalted.
Powdered Sugar - Really fine sugar also known as confectioners sugar. If you don't have any, you can simply puree granulated sugar in a food processor until fine. It gives the icing a smooth consistency.
Heavy Cream - You can substitute milk, if needed, to thin the icing.
Canned Dough - Make these cute bunny cinnamon rolls with a canned dough to save time. I've given you the instruction below to make the dough from scratch if you prefer.
Crescent Rolls - You can make these with crescent rolls using my Easy Cinnamon Roll recipe!
Orange Rolls - Bunnies look cute and springy dressed in orange! Substitute orange zest for cinnamon and use this amazing Orange Glaze recipe to top them!