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The Best Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

on October 31, 2013


This morning we had the first snowfall of the year! I’m so excited that winter is finally here!

Today’s recipe is a combination of a recipe for Cinnabon Rolls and a bread machine recipe for Amish bread! I really like using this recipe for the dough because it’s just a basic white bread recipe and it doesn’t have any crazy ingredients in it. Now, I know that the store bought packages of cinnamon rolls are easy and tempting to get but with just a few extra minutes you will get the best cinnamon rolls you (or your family) have ever tasted! Let me warn you though, once you make these, all other cinnamon rolls will never be the same!

If you want the ease of popping them in the oven in the morning, make the rolls the night before, put them in the fridge, then pull those babies out and cook them. If they’re in a glass pan, make sure you put them in a cold oven. You can even make the frosting the night before and just pull it out to soften while the rolls are baking. So yummy!

Last week I made these yummy pumpkin bars with the same frosting that goes on the cinnamon rolls. Check it out and let me know what you think! 🙂


Cinnamon Rolls


For the dough-

9oz warm water
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast

For the filling

1 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 tbs cinnamon
1/3 cup softened butter


1) Combine all ingredients for the dough in bread machine and set to “dough” cycle.

2) When dough is done roll out on a floured surface to form a 16″ wide and 21″ long rectangle with a thickness of 1/4″.

3) Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in bowl and mix well.

4) Spread the softened butter all over the dough. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix evenly over the butter and dough surface.

5) Roll down jelly roll fashion along the 16″ wide side of the rectangle. Cut dough roll into 12 slices. Place the 12 slices into a 9×13″ baking pan.

6) Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until light brown on top. Allow to cool. Frost generously and enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 Tbs. Softened butter
3 ounces cream cheese*
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt


1) Beat butter and cream cheese with mixer until combined.
2) Slowly add in the powdered sugar. Mix in the vanilla and salt.

(If too thick for your liking add a little milk until it is the consistency you like.)

*I don’t mind a little extra cream cheese so I just do 4 ounces to make it easy. 🙂


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