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Hayley's Famous Cinnamon Rolls

How to make the perfect homemade cinnamon rolls every single time.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 16
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

FULL RECIPE:

  • 2 cups Warm Milk microwave for 90 seconds, then test
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Yeast
  • 1 cup Sugar divided
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 8 1/2 - 9 cups Flour

Brown Sugar Filling:

  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 2 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4-5 Tablespoons Cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1 - 8- ounce pkg. Cream Cheese softened
  • 5 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

HALF RECIPE:

  • 1 cup Warm Milk (microwave for 90 seconds and then test)
  • 1 1/4 Tablespoons Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Sugar (divided)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 1/4 - 4 1/2 cups Flour

Brown Sugar Filling:

  • 1/4 cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/3 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Butter (softened)
  • 4 ounce Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 2 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Place milk in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for about 90 seconds or until the milk is warmed.
  3. Add yeast and stir.
  4. Place 1 cup of sugar in measuring cup. Scoop out 2 Tablespoons of sugar from measuring cup and place in a bowl. Stir. Let yeast proof for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, add remaining sugar, eggs, melted butter, and salt in large mixing bowl. Once yeast is activated, add mixture to a bowl. Stir in flour, 3 cups at a time. Watch for the dough to start coming off the sides of the bowl.
  6. Once the oven is preheated to 200 degrees, turn OFF oven.
  7. Place dough in an oven-safe bowl. Cover bowl with a moist towel. Put in oven to rise for 1 hour to double in size.
  8. Once the dough has doubled in size, roll out on a floured surface into a large rectangle.
  9. Spread softened butter all over the dough. Place brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle over dough.
  10. Tightly roll up dough and slice into rolls.
  11. Place on greased baking sheets and cover loosely with towel or saran wrap.
  12. Let rise for at least 1 hour.
  13. Bake at 400 degrees for 9-12 minutes.
  14. To make frosting: Cream together butter and cream cheese for 2 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  15. Spread over slightly cooled cinnamon rolls.
  16. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

*This makes a large batch of cinnamon rolls. If you want to make a smaller batch of cinnamon rolls, feel free to cut the recipe in half.