Here’s an easy, no-fuss way to whip up incredibly soft and moist cinnamon rolls!
- Dough ingredients:
- 2/3 cup whole milk (160g)
- 1/4 cup sugar (50g)
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (325g)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter (60g)
- Filling ingredients:
- 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter (56g)
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (100g)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream (60g) for soaking rolls
- Frosting ingredients:
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature (113g)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (35g)
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (~60g)
- Warm the milk in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds until it's comfortably warm. Add it to a bowl with the yeast, whisk together, and let it rest for 10 minutes until it turns foamy.
- Combine the rest of the dough ingredients in the same bowl. Use a large wooden spoon to mix everything into a dough.
- Sprinkle some flour on a clean work surface. Transfer the dough onto it and knead for 8-10 minutes until it's smooth and stretchy.
- Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover it with cling wrap, and let it rise in a warm spot for 60-90 minutes until it doubles in size.
- While waiting, mix softened butter with cinnamon, sugar, and salt for the filling.
- Once the dough rises, roll it into a 12x14" rectangle on a floured surface. Spread the filling evenly on the rectangle.
- Cut the dough into 6 strips, then roll each strip into a cinnamon roll and place them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Let the rolls rest in a warm spot for another 30-45 minutes until they rise slightly.
- Preheat your oven to 375F (conventional) in the last 20 minutes of waiting. Before baking, pour the heavy cream over the rolls.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until they turn lightly golden and feel firm.
- Make the frosting by whisking all frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread it over the warm rolls.
- Dive in and enjoy your homemade cinnamon rolls!
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