The Perfect Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

The Perfect Cinnamon Rolls Recipe – A Master Chef’s Secret Revealed

Welcome to the ultimate guide to creating the most delicious cinnamon rolls right at home. As a master chef, I am here to share my secret recipe for these fluffy and sweet delights, packed with flavor and warmth, that are sure to make your breakfast or dessert time special.


Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • For the Dough:
    • 3/4 cup warm milk (around 110°F)
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons quick rise or active yeast (1/4-ounce package yeast)
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
    • 3 cups bread flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the Filling:
    • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar (light brown sugar can also be used)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Follow these step-by-step instructions for the perfect cinnamon rolls:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the warm milk and yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  2. Add the sugar, egg, egg yolk, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in the flour and salt. Mix until a dough forms, knead for 8-10 minutes. Cover and let it rise until doubled in size.
  4. For the filling, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Roll the dough into a log and cut into 12 pieces. Place the rolls in a greased baking dish. Cover and let them rise until they become puffy.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread over the warm cinnamon rolls.


  • Ensure your yeast is not expired as it can affect the rise of the dough.
  • Don’t rush the proofing process. Giving your dough ample time to rise will result in fluffier cinnamon rolls.
  • For an added touch, you could sprinkle some chopped pecans or walnuts on top of the icing.

Happy Baking!

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