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40-Minute Cinnamon Rolls

This 40-minute cinnamon roll recipe is great for a weekend brunch to share with your friends. In under an hour, you could be devouring rich and yummy cinnamon rolls topped with a classic cream cheese frosting.

Tasty Team
Total Time

50 minutes

50 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

35 minutes

35 min

Total Time

50 minutes

50 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

35 minutes

35 min

Ingredients

for 9 cinnamon rolls

Dough

  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
  • 5 ¼ cups all purpose flour (655 g), plus more for dusting
  • 1 ¾ cups whole milk (420 mL), warm to the touch
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast

Filling

  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar (250 g)
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese (110 g), softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (110 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 508
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbs 101g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 40g
  • Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Make the dough: In a large bowl, combine the flour, milk, melted butter, egg, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and yeast. Mix with a rubber spatula until a shaggy dough forms. Turn out onto a clean surface and knead for about 1 minute, until mostly smooth and the dough springs back when poked. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let rest while you make the filling.
  3. Make the filling: In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon until combined.
  4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 12 x 16-inch rectangle.
  5. Spread the filling evenly over the dough. Starting with a the long edge, tightly roll the dough into a log. Cut the log into 9 even pieces.
  6. Transfer the cinnamon rolls to the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until light golden brown around the edges.
  7. While the cinnamon rolls bake, make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  8. Let the cinnamon rolls cool for 10 minutes, then cover with the frosting.
  9. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 9 cinnamon rolls

Dough

  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
  • 5 ¼ cups all purpose flour (655 g), plus more for dusting
  • 1 ¾ cups whole milk (420 mL), warm to the touch
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast

Filling

  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar (250 g)
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese (110 g), softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (110 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 508
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbs 101g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 40g
  • Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Make the dough: In a large bowl, combine the flour, milk, melted butter, egg, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and yeast. Mix with a rubber spatula until a shaggy dough forms. Turn out onto a clean surface and knead for about 1 minute, until mostly smooth and the dough springs back when poked. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let rest while you make the filling.
  3. Make the filling: In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon until combined.
  4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 12 x 16-inch rectangle.
  5. Spread the filling evenly over the dough. Starting with a the long edge, tightly roll the dough into a log. Cut the log into 9 even pieces.
  6. Transfer the cinnamon rolls to the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until light golden brown around the edges.
  7. While the cinnamon rolls bake, make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  8. Let the cinnamon rolls cool for 10 minutes, then cover with the frosting.
  9. Enjoy!

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