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How Long to Cook Cinnamon Rolls

There’s nothing like deliciously warm cinnamon rolls straight from the oven. Many people resort to homemade cinnamon rolls for a satisfying experience for a delectable breakfast. Christmas morning, birthdays, and other holiday celebrations are also made better by these traditional delicacies.

In this article, we’ll walk you through each stage of the procedure to ensure your success in producing the best cinnamon rolls. We have also included tips about the total estimated cooking time that will prove helpful for you.

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Cooking Cinnamon Rolls – Estimated Cooking Time

Making cinnamon rolls can be quite a lengthy process, but you should obtain the desired results armed with the proper guidelines. Cinnamon rolls can be made easily using the steps described below:

Making the dough

To make the dough, follow these steps:

  • The basic components are flour, sugar, salt, yeast, water, milk, butter, and one egg. In a saucepan, add the butter, milk, and water and bring to a boil.
  • Afterward, add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients, followed by the egg. Now it’s time to knead your dough!

Kneading the dough

Knead the dough with your hands or a stand mixer. After you’ve finished kneading the dough, cover it and put it aside for a few minutes to allow the gluten to settle. Prepare your filling ingredients: butter, cinnamon, and sugar.

Shaping the Cinnamon Rolls

  • Roll out the dough to a rectangle of 14×8 inches.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar after spreading the butter on top.
  • You can use either white granulated sugar or brown sugar in the filling.
  • Roll the dough tightly and cut it into 11-12 pieces.
  • Prepare to rise by placing the dough in a greased round pan.

Letting the Cinnamon Rolls Rise

Allow 60-90 minutes for the formed rolls to rise. Keep in mind that this is the only time the rolls will rise.

Baking the Cinnamon Rolls

Bake till golden brown after the cinnamon rolls have risen to a lovely and fluffy quality.

The rolls are now ready for a final touch after baking. You can ice the cinnamon buns with vanilla frosting or salted caramel, and you can also soak them in coffee icing. Combine 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar with two tablespoons of strong coffee to achieve the desired effect.

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (12 Servings)

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The ingredients for the dough include the following:

  • 1 cup of warm milk (about 115 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of instant dry yeast (Red Star Platinum Baking Yeast is a great option)
  • Two large eggs
  • ⅓ cup of salted butter (Melted, but not over 110º Fahrenheit)
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • 4 ½ cups of all-purpose flour (divided)

The ingredients for the cinnamon roll filling include the following:

  • ½ cup of salted butter (almost melted)
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • Two tablespoons of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of heavy cream (for pouring over the rolls after leaving them to rise)

The ingredients for the cinnamon roll frosting include the following:

  • 6 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
  • ⅓ cup of salted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon of maple extract (or vanilla)


  1. In the stand mixer bowl, pour the warm milk and sprinkle the yeast on top.
  2. Combine the eggs, butter, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix until everything is well blended.
  3. Add in the salt and 4 cups of flour (keep the other ½ cup for later) and mix with the beater blade only until the ingredients are barely blended. Allow for a 5-minute rest period to allow the flour to absorb the liquids.
  4. Remove the dough off the beater blade with a scraper. Afterward, attach the dough hook
  5. On medium speed, beat the dough, adding up to 1⁄2 cup more flour if necessary to form a dough. Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes, or until it’s elastic and smooth. The dough should still stick to the sides of the bowl and be tacky. At this point, resist the urge to add more flour. Usually, one could add approximately 4 ½ cups, but 4 cups is a good place to start.
  6. Coat a large mixing bowl in cooking spray.
  7. Remove the dough from the mixer bowl and transfer it to the greased big bowl with a rubber spatula.
  8. Using a towel or wax paper, cover the bowl.
  9. Allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size in a warm place. For 1-2 minutes, turn on the oven to the lowest level. Then turn the oven off and place the dough in there to rise. The dough usually takes around 30 minutes to rise. Allowing the dough to rise too much will result in fluffy cinnamon rolls.
  10. Prepare the cinnamon filling while the dough rises. Combine the soft butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium mixing basin and stir until thoroughly blended. Remove from the equation.
  11. Using a pastry mat, liberally dust it with flour. Sprinkle more flour on top of the dough before turning it onto the pastry mat.
  12. Roll the dough out to approximately a 24×15 rectangle with a floured rolling pin. (The rectangle’s size can vary…it doesn’t have to be precise!)
  13. Smooth the cinnamon filling over the entire dough rectangle using a rubber spatula.
  14. Begin rolling the dough firmly in the jelly roll style from the long end.
  15. Place in a greased 9×13 baking pan and cut into 12 slices.
  16. Allow the rolls to rise in the pan for 20 minutes or nearly double.
  17. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  18. Warm the heavy cream until it is no longer cold. It shouldn’t be too hot. You don’t want it to be too cold. It should feel warm when you touch it.
  19. Pour the heavy cream over the top of the rolls when they have risen, allowing it to soak.
  20. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the rolls are softly golden brown and the center rolls are cooked through, at 375 degrees. Note that the time will vary depending on the size of the rolls, the type of pan used, and how tightly the rolls are packed, among other factors. They may take up to 25-27 minutes. Then, after 20 minutes, check the rolls. Then, cover loosely with foil for the remaining baking time if they become too brown.
  21. Prepare the cream cheese icing while the rolls are cooling.
  22. Combine the softened cream cheese and butter in a large mixing dish using a hand mixer. Blend thoroughly.
  23. Add the powdered sugar and your chosen extract. Mix everything until it’s smooth.
  24. Over the cooled rolls, spread the icing.
  25. Store in a sealed container.

This recipe for cinnamon rolls promises amazing, mouthwatering results. The total cooking time for this cinnamon roll recipe is 1 hour 59 minutes, including 30 minutes prep time, 22 minutes cook time, and 1 hour 10 minutes rise time.

Are you looking for more recipe ideas for cinnamon rolls? You should check out this video recipe.

  • Author: Bobby