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Better than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

If you're at all a fan of cinnamon rolls and have a bread machine, these are super easy to make and takes just a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Best of all they are delicious, soft and tender with the classic cream cheese frosting that makes it completely acceptable to lick your fingers and your plate clean.

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees)

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • ⅓ cup butter, melted

  • 4 ½ cups bread flour

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons yeast

For the Cinnamon filling:

  • 1 cup of brown sugar

  • 2 ½ Tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • ⅓ cup softened butter

For the Frosting:

  • 3 ounces of softened cream cheese

  • ¼ cup butter softened

  • 1 ½ cup confectioners sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ⅛ teaspoon salt


  1. Place ingredients in the bread maker pan in the order of the machine instructions. Manufacturers usually recommend adding the liquids first, followed by dry ingredients, make a well with your fingers in the dry ingredients and add the yeast last. (This keeps the yeast away from the liquid ingredients until kneading begins.)

  2. Select the dough cycle and press start.

  3. After the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover with a tea towel and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile in a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.

  5. Roll the dough into a 16 by 21 inch rectangle. Spread the dough with the softened butter, then sprinkle the entire surface evenly with the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.

  6. Roll the dough into a pinwheel, then using a sharp knife cut into 12 rolls.

  7. Place the rolls onto a parchment lined baking sheet, cover and let rise until almost doubled about 30 minutes, or overnight.

  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake until the rolls are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  9. As the rolls are baking, make the frosting by beating together the cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract and salt.

  10. Once the rolls are baked, cool slightly, then spread with yummy frosting and enjoy! These are divine!

Here's the printable version below!

Cinnamon Rolls
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