basic recipe for delicious cinnamon rolls


Certainly! Here’s a basic recipe for delicious cinnamon rolls. Keep in mind that baking can be a bit precise, so try to follow the measurements and instructions closely for the best results.


For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz (113g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a bowl, combine warm milk and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, melted butter, salt, and eggs. Add the yeast mixture and mix well.
    • Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, and knead until a soft dough forms.
    • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Rolling and Filling:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a large rectangle.
    • Spread the filling evenly over the dough.
    • Roll the dough tightly from the long side, forming a log.
    • Cut the log into even slices, about 1.5 to 2 inches thick.
  4. Bake:
    • Place the rolls in a greased baking pan, leaving a little space between each roll.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
  5. Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • In a bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  6. Frost the Cinnamon Rolls:
    • Once the cinnamon rolls have cooled slightly, spread the cream cheese frosting over the top.




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