Cinnabon Recipe

Cinnabon Recipe


Nothing makes the home smell any better than cinnabons cooking on the oven!



1 cup warm milk (110°f – but no warmer or you kill the yeast)

2 1/2 tsp active yeast (or 1 pkg)

1/2 cup Sugar (granulated)

1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

2 eggs, slightly beaten at room temperature

1 tsp Salt

4 1/2 cups Flour (all purpose)


1 cup light brown sugar (packed)

2 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon

1/3 cup softened butter (not melted, but soft enough to spread over raw dough)


3 ounces of softened Cream Cheese

1/4 cup softened butter

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (confectioners)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt


Prepare the dough:  In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm milk.  After yeast has dissolved, mix in  1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine, 2 eggs, and 1 tsp salt.   After mixing the wet ingredients, stir in 4 1/2 cups and mix well.  Knead dough for 10 minutes.  After kneading, ball dough and place in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled – about 1 hour.

After dough has risen, punch it down and allow to rest as you mix the filling.

Mix the filling: mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 2 1/2 tbs cinnamon (I use a whisk to thoroughly mix it. Do NOT mix the butter with the brown sugar/ cinnamon mix.)

Spread dough out into a 16 x 21 inch rectangle.  Spread the top of the dough with 1/3 cup of butter and then sprinkle the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of the spread butter.

Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls.

Place rolls in a lightly greased 9 x 13 baking pan.  Cover and let rise until doubled – about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°f

Bake rolls in oven until golden brown, approximately 15 minutes.  As rolls are baking, prepare topping.

Prepare topping (frosting).  Beat together 3 ozs softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (confectioners), 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/8 tsp salt until creamy.

Spread frosting over warm cinnamon rolls.  You’ve made cinnabons!!

Pyrex Glass Oblong Baking Dish, Clear 9 x 13 inch

Pyrex 2-Cup Measuring Cup

8-Piece Deluxe Stainless Steel Measuring Cup and Measuring Spoon Set




About Njord Kane

Njord Kane is an infantry and cavalry veteran who also served in law enforcement just prior to entering into the world of academia where he pursued the disciplines of military science, social psychology, and anthropology. Having left his profession, he now takes care of his adult autistic sons at home while passionately writing about early Norse and Mesoamerican culture and history at and Kane is also the author of numerous books including, The Vikings, The Maya, and The Viking Hero Series.


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