Recipe: Easy Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch
Servings Prep Time
12rolls 90min
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
12rolls 90min
Cook Time
  • 4cups all-purpose flour
  • 14-ounce packet yeast
  • 1/2cup warm water
  • 1/2cup scalded milk
  • 1/4cup sugar
  • 1/3cup butter
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4cup sugar
  • 2/3cup melted butter
  • 1/4cup ground cinnamon
  • 4tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2cups powdered sugar
  • 2teaspoons vanilla extract
  • up to 6teaspoons hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine milk, sugar, melted butter, salt, and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.
  4. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size, usually between 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Knead doubled dough. Roll dough out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Generously spread melted butter over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough, covering the entire rectangle. Beginning at the 15-inch side, roll up dough and pinch the ends together to create a seal. Cut into 12 slices.
  6. Coat the bottom and sides of a baking pan with butter. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let dough rise. Bake for about 40 minutes or until nicely browned.
  7. In another bowl, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over warm rolls.