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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Sweet Vanilla Frosting

Delicious and easy cinnamon rolls perfect for that weekend breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 325kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 envelope dried yeast
  • 8 tsp salted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water

For the Filling

  • 1/2 stick (2oz) salted butter at room temperature
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk or more if needed


  • Grease a 9 or 10 inch pie pan with butter. 
  • Add the flour, yeast, and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer preferably with a dough hook attachment and add the butter.
  • Squeeze the butter with your fingers until it’s almost like sand.
  • Add the egg and milk and mix for 4-5 minutes to form a dough.
  • Place the dough in another bowl that’s been lightly greased with some olive oil.
  • Cover with a towel and leave in a warm place until doubled in size. About 1 hour depending on humidity.
  • Punch down the dough on a table dusted with flour and roll the dough into a rectangle about 12 x 10 inches.
  • To make the filing, cream the 2 oz of butter with the cinnamon and dark brown sugar. Spread the filling evenly all over the dough.
  • Starting at the top of the longest side of the dough, start to roll it tightly towards you to create a cylinder shape.
  • Slice the roll with a sharp knife into 12 pieces placing them in the pie pan facing the insides upwards.
  • Cover and leave for about 40 minutes.
  • Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Let cool while you make the frosting.
  • In a bowl combine the powdered sugar with some milk and whisk until there are no more lumps visible.
  • Pour the icing over the semi-warm cinnamon roll and eat straight away.


Calories: 325kcal