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sweet rolls with cinnamon

Sweet Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar

Perfectly tender sweet rolls filled and topped with cinnamon sugar, try these cinnamon rolls while still warm with a cup of coffee.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 396kcal
Author Adina


  • Yeast dough:
  • 100 ml lukewarm water 3.4 fl.oz/ scant ½ cup
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 package 7 g/ 0.25 oz)
  • 70 g granulated sugar 2.5 oz/ 1/3 cup
  • 200 ml milk 6.7 fl.oz/ ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 700 g all-purpose flour divided, 1 ½ lbs/ 5 ¾ cups
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 70 ml vegetable oil 2.4 fl.oz/ 1/3 cup
  • Filling:
  • 80 g unsalted butter 3 oz/ 1/3 cup
  • 135 g brown sugar 4.7 oz/ ¾ cup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


Yeast dough:

  • Proof yeast: Place the lukewarm water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Stir and let the yeast proof for about 10 minutes; the mixture should become bubbly.
  • Combine: Add the milk and about 1/3 of the flour. Stir with a spoon. Let rest for 5 minutes. Add the remaining flour, salt, eggs, and oil.
  • Knead with the dough hook on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Let rise: Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen cloth and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 2 hours; it should double in size.


  • Melt the butter in a small pan. Use a small amount of melted butter to brush a large baking dish of about 30x20 cm/ 12x8 inches.
  • Cinnamon sugar: In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Roll the dough to a rectangle of about 40x50 cm/ 16x20 inches on a floured surface. Brush the surface of the dough rectangle with the melted butter. Sprinkle it evenly with ¾ of the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  • Cut rolls: Roll the dough starting at one of the shorter ends. Cut the dough into 12 thick slices of about 3.5 cm/ 1.5 inches each. Place the sweet rolls in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar.
  • Let rise: Cover with the cloth and let rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes.
  • Bake: In the meantime, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the cinnamon rolls for about 20 minutes until golden and cooked through. Serve preferably warm.


Always use a digital kitchen scale in baking; it ensures the best results.


Serving: 1sweet roll | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g