Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 25 mins

A nice way to start a morning, fresh baked cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the first 3 ingredients at 6 PM, and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Mix next 5 ingredients together while the first mixture is resting.
  3. Combine the two mixtures and mix well.
  4. Let stand until 10 PM.
  5. Divide dough in half and let rest 10 minutes.
  6. Roll out each piece and add filling (I use white sugar, brown sugar and butter and cinnamon).
  7. Cut; place in 8 1/2 x 13" pan.
  8. Cover and let rise overnite. (in refrigerator).
  9. Bake in the morning at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Most Helpful

a good tasting cinnamon roll the brown sugar gives it a distinct taste. I loved being able to make this the night before as cinnamon rolls are a lot of work to do first thing in the morning. Recipe is a little unclear, not sure what pan to cook in, not sure what cinnamon butter is so I used 3 tablespoons of butter mixed with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and I did not leave them out overnight I put them in the fridge as I was unsure. Easy recipe and wonderful smelling while baking. Definite 5 star with clearer directions. I also topped these with cream cheese frosting :)

Pumpkie July 09, 2003

We got snowed in for Christmas so I made these the night before. I added raisins and put brown sugar on top. They were excellent! My husband wanted sweeter so I made icing for the top. Next time I will add more brown sugar and cinnamon to the filling. Thanks for the recipe, it was my first attempt at cinnamon rolls from scratch :)

MamaRebe December 26, 2009

I was looking for the perfect cinnabun, and all the other recipes had reviewers talking about how wonderful the cinnamon rolls were because they were soft and gooey in the middle. Yick! I want bread not dough! I tried this recipe, and this was actually my second time making it. It turned out great, but consider half-ing it if you don't have lots of people. We had to freeze some because we had way too many. Needs icing, but you can just mix milk and powdered sugar for that (a drop of vanilla and brown sugar help too). I just rubbed the butter on the dough with a knife when it came to that part of the recipe & only used a 1/4 of a cup.

Bake Em N Take Em February 01, 2011