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Easy Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Simple Cinnamon Rolls that taste just like Cinnabon!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnabon, cinnamon roll
Servings: 9 Cinnamon Rolls


Cinnamon Rolls

  • 3/4 cup whole milk Warm (110 degrees or about 45 seconds in the microwave on high)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon Active Yeast 1 package- 1/4 oz
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg Room temp
  • 1 Egg Yolk Room temp
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted butter Melted
  • 3 cups Bread flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

Cinnamon Roll Filling

  • 2/3 cup Light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted butter Softened

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 8 oz cream cheese Softened
  • 6 tablespoons Unsalted butter Softened
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


Cinnamon Rolls

  • Add warm milk to mixer.
  • Sprinkle yeast on top (DO NOT MIX). Wait at least 5 minutes, until yeast foams.
  • After yeast foams, add egg, egg yolk, butter and sugar. Mix ingredients until combined.
  • Sift in flour and salt, a little bit at a time. Use a wooden spoon to mix, until a dough forms.
  • Place dough hook on mixer, and mix for 8 minutes, ensuring that the dough is a nice ball.
  • While dough is mixing, oil a bowl (Butter is perfect). Transfer dough to bowl, and lightly oil the top of the dough.
  • Cover bowl with a towel, and place in a warm area for 2 hours (Place on top of pre-heated oven).
  • Once dough has risen, transfer dough to a well floured surface, and roll it out in a rectangle. Try to stretch the dough out as far as possible, without ripping it.
  • Mix together cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • Spread butter over dough, leaving space around the edges.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the middle of the dough. Then, lightly pressing down, rub it into the butter.
  • Tightly roll the dough (rolling it so that it is long, not thick).
  • Cut each section into 1 - 1 1/2 inch (Ideally, you would get 9 large cinnamon rolls).
  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper, and place rolls on dish.
  • Place plastic wrap over baking dish, and cover with a towel. Let rest in a warm area for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, in order for rolls to rise again.
  • Remove plastic wrap and towel, after second rise. Bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees (Rolls should be lightly browned).

Cream Cheese Icing

  • In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Spread over cinnamon rolls.