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Cinnamon Rolls
An old-fashioned cinnamon roll! A combination of brown and granulated sugar in the filling adds more flavor.
Yield: 12 rolls
For the dough:
  • 3¼ to 3¾ cups bread flour
  • 1 package (2¼ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Platinum Superior Baking Yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup butter or shortening
  • 1 egg
For the filling:
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
For the glaze:
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (use more or less until you get desired consistency)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  1. Prepare Dough: In large mixing bowl, combine 1½ cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. In saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat milk, water and butter (or shortening) until warm (120-130°F; butter does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture. Add egg. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

  2. Prepare Filling: Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon; set aside.

  3. Punch down dough. On lightly floured surface, roll to a 15 x 12-inch rectangle. Spread with softened butter. Sprinkle Filling over dough. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly. Pinch edge to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place in greased 13 x 9-inch cake pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until indentation remains after touching. Bake at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan; cool.

  4. Make the Glaze:
  5. Mix the powdered sugar with the heavy cream and vanilla bean paste until thick and smooth. Add more or less heavy cream to get desired consistency. Spread the glaze over the warm cinnamon rolls.

  6. *You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast. When using Instant Yeast, expect your dough to rise faster. Always let your dough rise until ripe. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant Yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe.

  7. Recipe featured at Fake Ginger.

Cinnamon Rolls | An old-fashioned cinnamon roll! A combination of brown and granulated sugar in the filling adds more flavor. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

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  1. Should these be stored in fridge or at room temp in a air tight container?

    • Hi Debi,
      Store the cinnamon rolls in an air-tight container for a day or two. If longer, wrap unfrosted/glazed rolls in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then store in zipper plastic bag or freezer-safe container. Thaw overnight in refrigerator and warm in the oven or microwave. Add glaze/frosting and you’ve got freshly baked cinnamon rolls.

      Happy baking!

  2. i got this recipe off the back of your yeast pack about 40 years ago. went to use it recently but it was so faded i could not read it. so happy to find it on your web site.

  3. I have made cinnamon rolls for years. These are delicious and much easier than many other recipes. This is now my go to. I also use cream cheese icing. I store it separately so it can be plopped on top of rolls after they are reheated.Everyone loves these!!!

  4. This recipe is very easy to make. It tastes so much better than the ones my mother used to make. I made these they were gone the same day. I made cream cheese frosting for them instead of the glaze. Making this recipe definitely again.

  5. My mom always baked with red star as i do as well and making their rolls are easy and fun for the whole family

  6. tried this receipt for the first time, and they were gone in 2 days, my grandson ate most of them and my husband the rest, I’m a diabetic , and I did eat a half, and the bread was tasty, tender pull apart,i have been making bread most of my married life, I just got a kichen aid mixer, and Im making more bread, hate store bought, doesn’t taste right to me . I do have your web site on my desktop , love red star yeast, thank you for your videos, and receipts,

  7. Great recipe!
    I added a little sugar and made a cream cheese topping to go w/ glaze.

  8. I make these every Sunday–best recipe ever. Today using whole wheat flour because we are out of white. Will post results!

  9. Love these rolls!!
    Can anybody tell me what the carb count are per roll is?
    My son has type 1 diabetes.
    Thank you,
    Ju Gartner

    • Hi Ju,
      I’m glad to hear that you love these cinnamon rolls! We don’t have an official nutritional analysis on this recipe. I would suggest googling ‘Recipe nutritional analysis’ – there are online calculators that will give you an estimate on the carb count.
      Happy baking!

    • I haven’t made this yet. But as the mother of a type 1 diabetic, and a registered nurse, I can tell you how to calculate the carb count. Consult your nutritional counters – online or in a book. Calculate the total carbs in the recipe and then divide by the number of servings – which in this case is 12. Write the values down on the recipe or in a notebook, you only want to have to do this once. I quickly learned to do this for casseroles etc. Blessings for the battle!

  10. How many T. of sugar do you use in the glaze?

  11. Great recipe made really good cinnamon rolls and I used regular flour and they still turned out very good..

  12. Delicious – let rise FULLY. Fabulous recipe.

  13. Excellent recipe!!

  14. I lost my old time receipt and as soon as I saw yours, I knew that was the one I have used for over 60 years. It’s the VERY best! I have been married for over 60 years. (Married when I was 16 & he was 21). With some old fashioned southern cooking I have kept him home all these years. ha

  15. good recipe

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