The Best Cinnamon Rolls!

As a family tradition, we always have my dad’s chili and cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve. Usually we just make the simple Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, but this year my dad asked if I would make them from scrap. I don’t particularly like cinnamon rolls so I wasn’t expecting much when I made them from scratch… but I was shocked! I am now craving cinnamon rolls everyday! I am not trying to brag about my recipe… but these cinnamon rolls are the BEST!

Christmas Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1/4 Cup Butter (room tempeture)
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 3 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Package of Rapid Rising Yeast ( .25 ounces)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter for spreading ( room temp)
  • 2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Butter (room temperature)


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk until it bubbles. Remove from heat and mix in butter. Stir until the butter is melted. Let the milk mixture cool until lukewarm.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, salt, sugar. Mix the ingredients well.
  3. Beat in the egg, water and milk mixture.
  4. Add the rest of flour, a 1/4 cup at a time.
  5. Mix well until the dough has just pulled together.
  6. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 4 minutes.
  7. Place a damp cloth over the dough and let rest for 10 minutes.
  8. In a bowl, mix together teh brown sugar, ground cinnamon and butter.
  9. After the dough has rested for 10 minutes, roll our the dough into a rectangle ( about 9×12 inch).
  10. Spread 2 Tablespoons of butter over the dough and then spread the cinnamon filling mixture.
  11. Tightly roll up the dough and make sure to pinch the seams to seal.
  12. Cut the dough into equal sized rolls and arrange them in a greased 9×12 baking dish.
  13. Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes, or until they double in size.
  14. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.
  15. Once the oven is hot, bake for 15-20 minutes, or until browned.
  16. Finally, flip the cinnamon rolls out on a nice serving dish.

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