How To Serve Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Preppy Kitchen Easy

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Craving a warm, gooey, and oh-so-satisfying cinnamon roll? You’ve come to the right place! This recipe takes inspiration from the delightful Preppy Kitchen, but with some added tips and tricks to ensure your cinnamon rolls are the envy of everyone.

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know, from gathering the ingredients to achieving that perfect swirl and fluffy texture. We’ll even provide some helpful FAQs at the end to address any lingering questions.

Dulce de Leche Cinnamon Rolls - Preppy Kitchen
Dulce de Leche Cinnamon Rolls – Preppy Kitchen

So, preheat your oven, grab your mixing bowl, and get ready to bake up a batch of pure cinnamon roll bliss!


For the Dough:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk

  • For the Filling:

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • For the Glaze (Optional):

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Instructions:

    1. Make the Dough: In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

    2. Activate the Yeast: In a separate bowl, whisk together the yeast and warm milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes foamy. This activates the yeast, ensuring your dough rises beautifully.

    3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Gradually add the wet ingredients (creamed butter mixture and yeast mixture) to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix!

    4. Knead the Dough: On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 5 minutes. The dough should be smooth and elastic. Add a little more flour if it feels too sticky.

    5. First Rise: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.

    6. Make the Filling: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.

    7. Roll Out the Dough: Once the dough has risen, punch it down gently and roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle (about 18×24 inches). Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough.

    8. Sprinkle the Filling: Generously sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture all over the buttered dough.

    9. Roll Up and Slice: Starting from the long end, roll the dough up tightly into a log. Pinch the seam closed to prevent the filling from leaking out. Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 12-16 equal slices.

    10. Second Rise and Bake: Place the cinnamon roll slices in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between them for them to rise again. Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap and let them rise for another 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) while the rolls rise. Once risen, bake the cinnamon rolls for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

    11. Make the Glaze (Optional): While the rolls are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cinnamon rolls once they come out of the oven.

    12. Enjoy! Let the cinnamon rolls cool slightly before serving. Enjoy them warm for the ultimate gooey goodness!

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, without glaze):

    Calories: 420

  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Conclusion:

    These cinnamon rolls are sure to become a new favorite in your baking repertoire. With their soft, fluffy dough, gooey cinnamon filling, and optional sweet glaze, they’re perfect for a special breakfast, afternoon snack, or decadent dessert.