Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 15 mins

This is a cover recipe for Cinnabon's World Famous Cinnamon Rolls. I have made some adjustments to the recipe. They taste just like Cinnabon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rolls: In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm milk. Stir. Add the sugar. Stir. Add the melted butter, salt and eggs. Stir well. Gradually add the flour and mix well.
  2. Knead the dough about 5 – 10 minutes. Form into a ball. Lightly dust the dough with flour. Place dough in a bowl, cover it with a damp towel and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  4. Roll the dough on lightly floured surface with a rolling pin. Roll flat until about ¼ inch thick, approximately 21 inches long, 16 inches wide.
  5. Filling: Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread softened butter over the entire surface of the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar mixture even over the dough. Spread with your hands until dough is completely covered with the mixture. Roll the dough up as tightly as possible. You should get about 3 – 5 rings. Cut dough into 1 ¾ inch slices. Place slices into 9 x 13 pans lined with parchment paper. You can only do 6 in each pan. Let rise for about a half hour.
  6. Icing: Blend softened butter and cream cheese in a bowl. Add the vanilla, whole milk. Blend. Gradually add the powdered sugar until icing is smooth and fluffy. Place in refrigerator until you are ready to spread it on the cinnamon rolls.
  7. Bake cinnamon rolls for about 10 minutes. Watch them as some ovens cook quicker than others. They will be golden brown when they are done. Let them cool about 10 minutes, then coat them generously with icing. If you are making them the day before you serve them, let them cool completely and then spread the icing on. Heat the cinnamon roll for about 15 – 20 seconds in the microwave.
Most Helpful

This is a delicious easy to make recipe. I made exactly as directed and the cinnamon rolls turned out beautiful. I will serve these cinnamon rolls to holiday company. Thank you for sharing Gabe6309.

Luv2CooknBake November 07, 2011

Added the vanilla to the dough. These were really yummy! Easy to make. I used white whole wheat flour for part of the flour. Worked beautifully. Yum.

pahennon January 20, 2009

This is the recipe I usually make when I want Cinnabon buns except mine uses about 1 tsp of vanilla in the dough itself. I think it enhances the taste of the dough and connects it to the icing really well. Thanks for posting so i don't have to. I've been afraid of losing the stained scrap of paper I got from somewhere with this on it!

Marysdottir November 30, 2008