“Just like Cinnabon” Cinnamon Rolls

Do you love the cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon but don’t have one near you or want to pay Cinnabon prices?  You can make them at home!  

While making these rolls, my whole kitchen smelled like a Cinnabon.  It was heavenly.  Not only do they smell just like them but they taste just like them too!  The dough is amazing.  It is so soft and perfect!  They basically melt in your mouth. Okay, I am guessing you are done hearing about them and ready to make and eat them?  

"Just Like Cinnabon" Cinnamon Rolls
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
25 min
5277 calories
902 g
760 g
155 g
81 g
91 g
1570 g
3193 g
506 g
5 g
50 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5277
Calories from Fat 1362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 155g
Saturated Fat 91g
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 41g
Cholesterol 760mg
Sodium 3193mg
Total Carbohydrates 902g
Dietary Fiber 20g
Sugars 506g
Protein 81g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the dough
  1. 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 package dry yeast)
  2. 1 cup warm milk
  3. 1/3 cup butter, softened
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 4 cups flour
For the filling
  1. 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  2. 3 T cinnamon
  3. 1/3 butter, softened
For the icing
  1. 6 T butter, softened
  2. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1/4 cup cream cheese (or 2 oz)
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1/8 tsp salt
For the dough
  1. Sprinkle dry yeast into 1 cup of milk. Allow to sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is foamy. It should be foamy if the yeast is good. Then, in a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, flour, and salt. When mixed it will resemble coarse crumbs. Attach the dough hook to your mixer. Pour in the milk and yeast mixture and mix until the dough forms a soft ball. The dough should be a very soft consistency and not too sticky. Place the dough into a greased bowl. Allow to rise for 1 hour in warm place. (I put mine in 100 degree oven) Cover bowl with towel.
  2. When the dough has risen to double in size, place the dough ball on lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to create a 12" by 16" rectangle about 1/4" thick.
For the filling
  1. Mix together the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread the mixture over the dough. Start on the long side of the dough and begin to roll it forward forming a long log. Now, take a string (easier), or knife and slice the dough into rolls. Place the rolls into a greased baking dish. Place the rolls into the oven to rise for an additional 30 minutes.
For the icing
  1. While the rolls are rising, mix together the ingredients for your icing. Cream the butter and cream cheese together first. Then, add the vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar a little at a time. Mix until the icing is a smooth consistency.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. When rolls have risen to double in size, bake them for 25 minutes. (This is the time that worked for me so check them at about 20 minutes). Once the rolls are a light golden brown on top and still soft to the touch, they are done. Spread the icing over all of the rolls. Be generous here. The more, the better!
  3. Enjoy your homemade "Cinnabon" cinnamon rolls!
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