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Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing better than warm cinnamon rolls. And these are topped with delicious cream cheese icing. Pair with a cup of coffee for a perfect treat.


For the Dough

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup warm butter milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 4 – 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour

For the Filling

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup brown sugar

For the Cream Cheese Icing

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Combine warm water, yeast and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with hook attachment. Combine and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Add egg, oil, butter milk, salt and sugar to yeast mixture and combine.
  • Add two cups of flour and mix on low until incorporated, then add 1/2 a cup of flour at a time until 4-4 1/2 cups total are added. The dough with be slightly sticky.
  • Knead dough with hook attachment on medium speed for 5 minutes.
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours.
  • After the dough has risen butter two 9 inch cake pans and set aside.
  • Soften the butter and them mix in the other filling ingredients to form a paste.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Spread filling on dough and roll into a log.
  • Cut into 1 1/2 inch sections, should yield 12-14 sections.
  • Place in prepared pans and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise again for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place uncovered pans in the oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • While baking begin making icing. Cream room temperature butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer until fluffy. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Then add powdered sugar, start mixer on low until incorporated then mix on high speed for 5 minutes.
  • Once cinnamon rolls are baked top with icing while still hot. Best enjoyed warm.

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