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Crowd-Pleaser Cinnamon Rolls

Crowd-Pleaser Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Rise 20 mins
  • Bake 20 mins
  • Stand 10 mins

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  • 4 -4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Icing


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast. In small saucepan, combine milk, water, the 1/2 cup sugar, oil and salt. Heat; stir over medium heat till just warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F).
  2. Add milk mixture and egg yolks to dry mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl often. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that's smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes). Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough to form a 14x12-inch rectangle. Spread with softened butter or margarine. Sprinkle with a mixture of 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting from long side. Seal seam. Slice into 12 pieces. Place in greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Cover; let rise in warm place till nearly doubled (20 minutes).
  6. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes or till golden. Cool slightly; remove from pan. Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Icing. Serve rolls warm or cool on a wire rack. Makes 12 servings.

Cream Cheese Icing


  • 1 3 - ounce package cream cheese. softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Beat in enough milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Crowd-Pleaser Cinnamon Rolls)

Servings Per Recipe 12, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 62, carb. (g) 58, cal. (kcal) 427, sodium (mg) 188

Comments (2)

vl1914icloudc wrote:
Does this recipes do need to sit and rise or be punch sound? I see were it says bread rise time 20 minutes but I don't see it in the direction so where in the recipe do you allow this to happen ?
hfa1224 wrote:
Hello, food editor Hannah here. Because they use fast-acting yeast, these rolls only have a very short rise time, after they've been rolled up. (It's in Step 5.) No punching required! :) PS: If you'd like to use regular yeast, that's fine. It will just take longer (45 to 60 minutes) to rise.

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