Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe makes the rolls from the former Cinnabon pastry shop.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ROLLS: In a bowl combine water, yeast and sugar.
  2. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl, take pudding mix and prepare according to package directions.
  5. Add margarine, eggs and salt.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Then add yeast mixture.
  8. Blend.
  9. Gradually add flour; knead until smooth.
  10. Place in a greased bowl.
  11. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  12. Punch down dough and let rise again.
  13. Then roll out on floured board to 34 x 21" size.
  14. Take 1/2 cup soft margarine and spread over surface.
  15. In bowl, mix 2 cups brown sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon.
  16. Sprinkle over top.
  17. Roll up very tightly.
  18. With knife, put a notch every 2".
  19. Cut with thread or knife.
  20. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2" apart.
  21. Take hand and lightly press down on each roll.
  22. Cover and let rise until double again.
  23. Bake at 350 15-20 minutes.
  24. Remove when they start to turn golden.
  26. To make frosting, mix all ingredients until smooth.
  27. Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Most Helpful

These were THE MOST awesome cinnamon rolls I have ever made in my life! The dough was very easy to work with.... they raised beautifully.. and best of all, they taste JUST LIKE Cinnabon cinnamon rolls!!! I made 2 batches in 2 days~ (giving most away... LOL ...too tempting to have in the house) Definitely a MUST try!!!

marlene4 June 22, 2002

Absolutely AWESOME! I've never made cinnamon rolls before, And these turned out incredible. Just like at the mall.

gypsybartendar June 27, 2002

Fantastic! A couple of things to note: the BROWN SUGAR & CINNAMON was noted in the ingredients section (although somewhat obvious as needed), I may have totally forgotten about the Brown Sugar if I used the items listed from the shopping list. The prep time was a little deceiving as it took me about 3 1/2 hours from start to finish to get it all done. The nice thing was that I was able to focus on the clean up and prep of other items while waiting for the dough to rise. Definitely make sure that you have at least a gallon of milk to have ready for you and others to wash down this wonderful item. Would recommend cutting the dough into 4 pieces before rolling it out. It should then come out to the 20 rolls and not take up the entire counter to cut. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!! :-)

VKuuipo Bridges October 20, 2003