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Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

These pretty cinnamon rolls are absolutely marvelous and taste just like the ones sold at the mall. Topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, they are best served warm with coffee. Or reheat leftover rolls in the microwave and enjoy any time of day. —Velma Horton, LaGrange, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    21 rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • FROSTING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In bread machine pan, place first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacture. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons water or flour if needed).
  • When cycle is completed, turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll into a 17x10-in. rectangle. Spread with butter; sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting from a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 21 slices.
  • Place 12 slices, cut side down, in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan and nine rolls in a 9-in. square baking pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost warm rolls. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 266 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • sgronholz
    May 12, 2020

    These rolls are amazing! I used all-purpose flour instead of bread flour and they still turned out great. I can't wait to make them again!

  • 2124arizona
    Mar 29, 2020

    The absolute best cinnamon rolls I have ever tasted. These are soooooooo moist. I can't eat just. They are very easy to make.

  • gailr4
    Jun 15, 2019

    These are ??

  • klandrews84
    Nov 21, 2018

    No comment left

  • unique43
    Jun 2, 2017

    I can't rate because I haven't tried them. My question is.......could you make these without a bread machine and if so what would need changed? I don't have a bread machine.They sound scrumptious

  • MarineMom_texas
    Sep 2, 2016

    I made these rolls recently but had trouble getting them to rise. I’m glad to see so many great reviews for this recipe. I feel certain it was probably the yeast I used. I will go back and try again with a brand new package of yeast. They sound so delicious. They did make 21 rolls.

  • DeboraLZ
    Sep 12, 2015

    I used a large heavy cookie sheet and made 16 large cinnamon rolls. Using dental floss to cut the rolls keeps their beautiful shape and it cuts through them so easily by slipping the floss under the roll and pulling it together with the floss crossed. I did use all purpose flour, but they were still perfect.

  • gillettcookie
    Mar 23, 2013

    I've been making Paula Deen's rolls for the last few years. These are so much better. After the initial "accident" of the dough spilling over in the bread machine, ( a TBSP of yeast?!) I think I might reduce the yeast next time. But this will definitely be in my favorite folder!! :)

  • SLGD
    Oct 31, 2012

    Ha-It wasn't showing as submitting and I kept adding, here is the final revew... I found this recipe when it was first published back in 2000 and have used it since! It's quick, easy, and everyone loves it. Yes, I add a bit more to the filling. I put a dash of Cardamom in with the filling too. Everyone says they are different some how and loves the flavor. I used to send them with my ex-husband for hunting. His hunting buddies will still call to see if I can make them a batch.

  • SLGD
    Oct 31, 2012

    I found this recipe when it was first published back in 2000 and have used it since! It's quick, easy, and everyone loves it. I used to send them with my ex-husband for hunting. His hunting buddies will still call to see if I can make them a batch.