Quick Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Quick Cinnamon Rolls

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"Quick and easy cinnamon rolls from scratch, with no yeast, proofing, or kneading necessary!"

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Original recipe makes 18 cinnamon rolls Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush a 9-inch square baking dish with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  2. Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Work 3 tablespoons softened butter into flour mixture using your hands. Beat milk and egg together in another bowl; pour into flour-butter mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and roll dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Brush surface of dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  4. Whisk 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over butter-brushed dough. Roll dough around filling to form a log; cut log into 18 rolls and place rolls in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are set, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Beat confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Top hot cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • I often cut this recipe in half for just my boyfriend and I (and a few leftover rolls) and it works very well! Bake for 15 minutes instead of 20.

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Apr 11, 2015

Rolls turned into coffee cake because I couldn't make the dough roll up! I spread the dough on a very well floured piece of parchment paper using a spatula because there was no way of rolling it because it was so wet. I ended up just plopping pieces into the prepared pan and baked it as written. In her personal recipe Shauna said that she has trouble rolling out dough. I usually don't, but with this recipe she is not alone! I loved the crunch of the generous cinnamon sugar on the bottom of the "rolls" and the taste is good, though I was a little put off by not having the usual yeast rolls. I know this will be gone in a heartbeat as soon as my family gets hold of it! This was an experiment worth making!

Jun 14, 2015

Great recipe if you're not looking to spend hours waiting for dough to rise. The dough itself is very sticky like biscuit dough. Be sure your surface is well floured before turning out or it will be difficult to roll up. Also, it called for a lot of salt so I only used 1/2 teaspoon instead. They came out great with a lot of flavor and just the right amount of crunch to them.


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  • Calories
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 262 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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