A ceramic plate sits on a red countertop. On the plate is a fork and a cinnamon bun. The bun is cut in half, revealing the cinnamon swirls. The bun is covered in a thick, white icing.
A ceramic plate sits on a red countertop. On the plate is a fork and a cinnamon bun. The bun is cut in half, revealing the cinnamon swirls. The bun is covered in a thick, white icing.

Cinnamon Buns

An excellent delicious treat for breakfast, desert or snack with your favorite coffee.
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings 16 rolls

Ingredients
  

Rolls

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup Melted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup softened butter

Icing

  • 8 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese I used the whole package
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve the yeast in warm milk.
  • Combine sugar, butter, eggs & salt.
  • Add yeast & milk mixture to above ingredients.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board & knead until smooth.
  • Sprinkle lightly with flour, as needed, to keep the dough from sticking (dough should be slightly sticky).
  • Add as little flour as possible; the more flour that is added, the heavier the bread will be & the goal is to have very light bread. If the dough is sticking, rub a little oil on your hands.
  • Place in a lightly greased bowl & turn once to have grease on top. Cover, let rise in a warm place free from draft about one hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Punch down dough & roll the dough on a clean surface lightly dusted with flour.
  • Roll out to a rectangle shape until approximately 21 inches long & 16 inches wide by 1/4 inch thick.
  • Mix brown sugar & cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread the softened butter evenly over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Starting from the long side, begin rolling the dough down to the bottom edge, jelly roll style.
  • Cut the rolled dough into 1 3/4 inch slices & place into a lightly greased baking pan, allowing about 1 inch space between each.
    A large metal baking dish sits on a red countertop. The baking dish is full of unbaked cinnamon buns, the cinnamon buns are round. They are made of a rolled up dough with cinnamon filling. The buns are evenly spaced out.
  • Put rolls in a warm place & allow to rise again until nearly double in size (approximately 30 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake buns at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • While rolls are baking, mix the ingredients for the icing. Beat well until light & fluffy.
  • When rolls are done, drizzle generously with the icing while still warm.
    A large metal baking dish sits on a red countertop. The dish is full of cinnamon buns. The swirled buns are barely visible through the thick, white icing on top. A few edges of the buns stick out from under the icing, the buns are golden in color.