Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls ~ Quick and Easy

These really are the easiest/best cinnamon rolls. My daughter had asked me to bake cinnamon rolls today, so I finally tried this recipe that I have had around for a long time. They are quick and easy to make.

Cinnamon Rolls
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

Scald milk. Stir in 1/4 cup sugar and butter. Set aside to cool.

1/2 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/4 cup sugar

Dissolve yeast and 1/4 cup sugar in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes until bubbly.

2 eggs
1-teaspoon salt
5 to 6 cups flour, divided

Mix milk, yeast mixture, eggs, salt, and 2 cups flour in kitchen aid. Add enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead 5-10 minutes.

Spray counter top with cooking spray. Divide dough into thirds and roll each into a rectangle.

Butter, softened
Brown sugar

Spread with softened butter; sprinkle liberally with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Roll up tightly and cut each roll into eighths. Place in three buttered cake pans.

Let rise in warm place until double.


Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until light brown. (Servings: 24)
NOTE: My daughter likes them baked 10-12 minutes; my son likes them baked 12-15 minutes.

For the icing:
2 Tablespoons melted butter
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 Tablespoon milk

Mix all ingredients until well blended and of spreading consistency.


  1. Hope~you are killing me....this is my weakness! I adore cinnamon rolls. Down 62.4 pounds I don't dare do I? Maybe one wouldn't hurt. I am leaving on an art retreat weekend...maybe when I get home I will make these & try them. I will let you know!

  2. Oh wow, these really DO look easy.....and yummy! I'd love to make them the night before and then whip them out Christmas morning or something. Thanks so much for the recipe and for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  3. Ohhhhh... Bread is my weakness,I love it all! Cinnamon rolls are something I make a lot of, but give many away, other wise, I would eat them ALL! My husband can eat sugar with no problems at all, therefor I love to bake for him. I must try your recipe as I have never seen such an easy way of doing cinnamon rolls. I have always used my bread machine to do all the mixing and the rising, then I take the dough out and go from there. That was something I learned from my mother in law, who was a "Betty Crocker" with her baking.
    By the way, I found you through my daughter Stephanie "theenchantingrose" I just love your blog, and am a follower. I have come across some very lovely ladies through blogging.
    Sorry for the long comment.
    Blessings to you!

    1. Hello Debbie,

      First of all, I just LOVE long chatty comments.

      It is a delight to know that you are Stephanie's mother. Thank you for visiting me and following my blog, I am honored, indeed!


    2. Thank you Hope! It is an honor to meet you as well. Stephanie mentiones you a lot, She just adores you!!
      My husband was quite surprised at the simplicity of your cinnamon rolls as well. I really have to try them. I should not have sugar, but... It does not like me at all!!! I am not able to eat sweets like my daughters and husband.
      I will visit again! Blessings

    3. Dear Debbie,

      I got this recipe from a friend, who got it from a friend, each claiming it to be the best cinnamon roll recipe. I posted this after making the recipe for the first time because I was so pleased with it. I have made it again since this post, and I plan to make it again this coming weekend. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

      It is such a joy to meet new blog friends. I am so blessed by your comment.


  4. Hello Hope!
    Thank you for that information.I will let you know how they turn out when I get them made. It may not be for a week or so.
    I loved your tea cup that you shared today, very beautiful!
    I am going to look at your blog some more tonight. I do a little each night. :)
    Blessings to you, Debbie

    1. Debbie,

      How much fun for me to get to see you here! I look forward to your visits.

      :) Hope

  5. And I, look forward to visiting!

    Joy to you! Debbie


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