Cinnamon Rolls

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Every other Wednesday at school they make cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  It’s always one of my favorite breakfast days.  I get one every time and I eat it happily but some days they are better then other.    This week they were soft, fluffy, and covered in frosting.  Some days they are small, a little dry, and don’t have much icing on them.

Warm cinnamon rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Regardless, I still love them and enjoy them.   I haven’t really made many cinnamon rolls myself at home.  Sometimes I’ll buy the ones that come in a can in the refrigerator and heat them up in the oven as a treat but I usually don’t have the time to make them from scratch. 

Everything you need to make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe from cinnamon rolls is semi-homemade but they are amazing.   Whenever I bake at home I rarely eat an entire cookie, slice of cake, or anything else I make but in this case I ate the whole cinnamon roll and didn’t even think twice about it.   Instead of making the dough from scratch I used frozen bread dough and went from there.

Cinnamon Rolls

After thawing and letting it rise I filled it with a brown sugar and cinnamon filling and rolled it up.  I let the dough rise a little more then baked them in the oven.  Once they came out I frosting them with the best vanilla cream cheese frosting I’ve made in a long time.

Make your own tasty Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast!

These cinnamon rolls are awesome.   The are soft, fluffy, and full of cinnamon goodness.  The frosting is sweet, creamy, and pairs so well with the rolls.  Semi-homemade Cinnamon Rolls would be a delicious baked good to make for a breakfast or brunch and they are perfect for Mother’s Day.

Warm cinnamon rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 8 cinnamon rolls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A delicious cinnamon roll made from frozen bread dough then topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting.


For the cinnamon rolls:

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

For the frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Thaw the bread dough in a loaf pan and allow it to rise.
  2. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle.
  3. In a small bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Spread the brown sugar mixture onto the dough leaving a half inch edge on all sides.
  5. Roll the dough starting at one of the long ends. When you get to the end pinch the seams closed.
  6. Cut a half inch off each side of the dough then cut the dough with a serrated knife into 8 pieces. Each piece should be about 2 inches thick.
  7. Place the cinnamon rolls in a cake pan and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are brown. Remove from oven.
  10. To make the frosting beat the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed. Add in the powdered sugar a half cup at a time and mix until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  11. Frost the still warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy.


Recipe adapted from Walking on Sunshine

Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting




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