Ready to Roll: Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

11 months ago

cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

Fill your kitchen with the scent of cinnamon while baking this old-fashioned treat. Don’t go shy on the frosting either! Smother it generously and fill every swirl with the cream cheese goodness.


Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe by Yllaine Sabenecio

Recipe adapted from

Photographed by Ed Simon of Studio 100

Makes 12-16 servings



2 ¼ Instant yeast

1 cup Warm milk

½ cup Sugar

⅓ cup Softened butter

1 tsp Salt

2 Eggs

4 cups All-purpose flour



⅓ cup Softened butter

1 cup Brown sugar

3 Tbsps Ground cinnamon



⅓ cup Softened butter

1 ½ cups Confectioners’ sugar

¼ cup Cream cheese

½ tsp Vanilla extract

⅛ tsp Salt


  1. In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm milk. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, butter, salt, and eggs. Pour the milk-yeast mixture into the bowl and mix well using the dough hook attachment of a mixer.
  2. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with cling wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for about an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  3. Transfer the risen dough to a lightly floured surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to a rectangle about 16-x12- inches in size and about ¼-inch thick.
  4. To make the filling, spread the softened butter evenly all over the dough with a rubber spatula.
  5. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon mixture generously all over the buttered dough.
  6. Beginning with the long side of the dough closest to you, roll the dough up tightly until it forms a log. Pinch the edges to seal. Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 1 ½-inch slices.
  7. Place the rolls (cut side facing up) on a greased 8-x13-inch rectangular baking pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise again in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  8. Bake the rolls in a preheated 350°F oven for 20 minutes or until light golden brown in color.
  9. Make the frosting by mixing all the frosting ingredients and beating well with an electric mixer until fluffy. Spread the Cream Cheese Frosting generously on top of the rolls while warm.


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