Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch

with cream cheese frosting

$6.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Vegetarian
A note about serious food allergies

Rise and roll! The Earth is spinning rapidly on its axis, and every moment you spend reading this is a moment lost, for it means your kitchen is not being filled with the aroma of these cinnamon rolls while they bake in your oven. No need to go to the airport to get your fix - you'll be shocked at how easy it is to make your own frosted cinnamon rolls, but you won't be shocked by how delicious they are.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    2 oz. Cream Cheese
  • Info
    2.7 oz. Butter
  • Info
    10 oz. Self Rising Flour
  • Info
    8 oz. Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1½ Ground Cinnamon
  • 2⅔ oz. Light Brown Sugar
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    754
  • Carbohydrates
    110g
  • Fat
    30g
  • Protein
    13g
  • Sodium
    1198mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 2 Small Bowls
  • 1 Small Oven-Safe Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Butter
    1

    Prepare the Butter

    Melt butter in microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute or in a small pan over low heat. Set aside 2 Tbsp. melted butter for making dough in next step.

  • Step 2 - Form and Knead the Dough
    2

    Form and Knead the Dough

    Set aside ¼ cup flour to be used for your work surface. This is called "bench flour", used to prevent dough from sticking. Add remaining flour to large mixing bowl along with reserved 2 Tbsp. butter. Add yogurt, half the powdered sugar, and 1 Tbsp. water. Mix with clean hands to form a rough, shaggy dough. Sprinkle some bench flour on work surface. Turn out dough and knead on work surface until it becomes a smooth and slightly sticky dough ball. Allow dough to rest 5 minutes. In a separate small bowl, stir together remaining butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and ¼ tsp. salt.

  • Step 3 - Roll the Dough
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    Roll the Dough

    Flour work surface once more with bench flour and, using a rolling pin, bottle, or small can, flatten dough out into an oval about 8" by 11". No need for a ruler – that's roughly the same size as this recipe card. Spread cinnamon mixture onto dough, covering the entire surface. Starting on the short side, roll up length of dough to make a cylinder.

  • Step 4 - Bake the Rolls
    4

    Bake the Rolls

    Slice dough cylinder into six equal pieces. Spray a small oven-safe pan or 8" pie or cake pan with cooking spray and set rolls inside so they fit snugly against each other. This keeps them from unrolling during baking and makes them puff upwards. Place in oven and bake 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.

  • Step 5 - Make the Frosting
    5

    Make the Frosting

    While cinnamon rolls are baking, stir together softened cream cheese, remaining powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. water, and ¼ tsp. salt in a small bowl until smooth. Spread or drizzle over hot cinnamon rolls once removed from oven. If cream cheese is taking a while to soften, try setting it on top of a preheated oven for a few minutes. This trick works for butter, too!

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
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    Plate the Dish

    Set two cinnamon rolls on each plate and enjoy. The remaining two rolls are extra! Store in your refrigerator for up to a week, or in a freezer for up to two months.