Amazing Cinnamon Buns (Rolls)

READY IN: 4hrs
Recipe by Kolbe

This is a tried and true recipe. You won't believe how incredible they are...Moist, huge, delicious, out of this world. Better than Cinnabons!

Top Review by Pastryismybiz

Baked dough was silky,light and chewy. I let the dough rise twice and then refrigerated for an hour to firm up the butter. I then shaped after deflating the dough and letting it rest for 10 minutes. Rolling it out to a 15 X 20 was no problem. I made a paste of the cinn and sugar by adding some water and then brushed it on the dough that I had brushed with softened butter. It rolled nicely and I had 16 perfect cinn rolls. I cut them 1 & 1/4 thick. The topping of additional cinn & sugar before baking and also sprinkling sugar and cinn in the buttered pans is a great addition. The frosting isn't like Cinnibon, I think they add cream cheese. I am freezing half of the batch to see how they taste after freezing. These rolls rise beautifully in the oven. I hope this review has been helpful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar and the cinnamon; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoons sugar in warm water; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together milk, 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup melted butter, salt, and eggs; add yeast mixture and 4 cups of flour to mixture; beat until smooth; stir in enough flour to form a slightly stiff dough.
  4. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead for 8 minutes or mix in a machine.
  5. Place dough into a large greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Punch down dough and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Roll dough out onto a floured surface into an approximately 15" X 20" rectangle.
  8. Brush 1/2 cup melted butter over dough; sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over dough; sprinkle nuts evenly over dough, if desired.
  9. Tightly roll up dough and pinch edges together to seal; cut the roll into about 16 slices using dental floss or thread.
  10. Coat the bottom of a 13" X 9" X 2" baking pan with 1/2 cup melted butter; sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar evenly in the bottom of the pan.
  11. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the prepared pan; cover pan and allow to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  12. Bake rolls in a 350 degree oven for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. Stir together powdered sugar, 2/3 cup melted butter, and extracts; stir in hot water, 1 Tbls. at a time, until the glaze reaches desired spreading consistency.
  14. Spread prepared icing over slightly cooled rolls.

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