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The BEST Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

The BEST Homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe has been discovered, and I am sharing it with you today.
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BEST cinnamon rolls, cinnamon rolls, Homemade cinnamon rolls
Servings: 15
Calories: 387kcal


  • Large Bowl
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Rolling Pin
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan



  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup milk lukewarm
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  • ¼ cup butter softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon


  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • pinch salt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  • Mix yeast, sugar, eggs, milk, butter and salt together in a large bowl, all at once.
  • Add 4 cups of all-purpose flour. Mix well with a spoon, cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow dough to rise 4-6 hours on counter or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Do not knead the dough.
  • Roll out dough into a long, thin rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Spread on softened butter.
  • Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon, and spread evenly over the dough.
  • Tightly roll into a jellyroll shape, starting at the long end of the dough.
  • Use a string or floss to cut dough into 1-inch pieces and place into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan (I placed 15 rolls in a 9x13-inch pan so the rolls were touching).
  • Cover and let raise an additional 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • In a bowl, mix together frosting ingredients and spread over baked rolls.


  • You most definitely can use yeast packets for this recipe. We recommend using two packets to get the 1 Tablespoon measured out.


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg