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Soft Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Soft Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Soft Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
We’ve got a thing for warm breakfast foods in our home–and this soft cinnamon rolls recipe is fantastic!

As with yeast cinnamon roll recipes, you will need to plan ahead but it’s so worth it. This recipe for soft Cinnamon Rolls always turns out.

If you are short on time, try the no-rise cinnamon rolls recipe. It’s great in a pinch!

Soft Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Soft Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Amazing recipe for soft cinnamon rolls. From Paula Deen.


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Yeast
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water
  • 1/2 Cup Scalded Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Butter or Shortening
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 1/2 to 4 Cups Flour
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Raisins, Walnuts, or Pecans (Optional)
  • Glaze:
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 to 6 Tablespoons Hot Water (I used Milk)


  1. 350* Oven.
  2. Dough
  3. Dissolve Yeast in Warm Water in small bowl.
  4. In a large bowl combine Milk, Sugar, Melted Butter, Salt and Egg.
  5. Add 2 cups of Flour and mix until smooth.
  6. Add Yeast mixture and mix in remaining Flour until dough is easy to work with.
  7. I used my dough hook to knead the dough for 5-10 minutes but you can knead by hand.
  8. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  9. When doubled in size, punch down dough.
  10. On a floured surface, roll dough into 15 x 9 rectangle.
  11. Spread melted butter on dough.
  12. Combine Sugar and Cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough.
  13. Sprinkle on Walnuts, Raisins, or Pecans (if using, I do not).
  14. Beginning rolling at the long side (the 15" side).
  15. Roll up and pinch edges to seal.
  16. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
  17. Place in bottom of greased 9 x 13 pan and let rise 45 minutes or until dough is doubled.
  18. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  19. Glaze
  20. Meanwhile, combine Butter, Powdered Sugar, and Vanilla.
  21. Add Hot Water (or Milk) 1 Tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  22. Spread over slightly cooled rolls. If you do not wait (and we did not) the glaze will melt on the rolls.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner and Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 9 and 5) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

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