homemade cinnamon rolls

Everyone around here just loves them some cinnamon rolls. Some of y’all may call them cinnamon buns or Cinnabon, but just for arguments sake I will refer to them as cinnamon rolls. Don’t you just love a big ole’ hot cinnamon roll, full of cinnamon and sugar, covered with icing just dripping down the sides. I can almost smell them cooking now. There is no better way to wake up the kids early on a Sunday morning, then to cook these cinnamon rolls.

While I have never had a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon, I am told that this recipe makes cinnamon rolls that are just as good if not better than the ones at Cinnabon. I guess you could call this a copycat recipe or like the title says a clone of Cinnabon. Trust me you will love these cinnamon rolls. Make some for your family this weekend, and see how fast you get them out of bed.


  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed


  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll dough into a 16 x 21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

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