1-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

August 2, 2013 by Ali

This 1-Hour Cinnamon Rolls Recipe is quick, simple, and SO good!

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Look out world, I have discovered my new favorite recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls.

And they only take 1 hour to create from start to finish!

I know. Believe it. :)

No more kneading, kneading and kneading. Or waiting for multiple long rises. Or letting them sit overnight. These easy cinnamon rolls can literally go from scratch to scrumptious in an hour if you’re moving quickly! And you are going to love them!!

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Believe it or not, my summer intern Rachel and I actually baked up four batches of cinnamon rolls in the last 24 hours as we were trying to find just the right recipe to share with you. Maybe we’re picky, but it seemed like we kept striking out! The rolls either took too long, didn’t rise correctly, poofed up too much, or just generally didn’t seem like the best cinnamon roll recipe we would recommend.

But when I get on a mission, I get on a mission.

And thankfully, this final batch was a winner. And even better, when I timed it from start to finish, this literally came in right at an hour! Granted, you have to be doing quite a bit of multitasking to keep the pace with this one to get it done in that amount of time. But even if you take your time with it, your home will be smelling like sweet cinnamon rolls in no time!

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One of my requirements for a cinnamon roll recipe is that it calls for yeast. I’ve had the baking powder quick cinnamon rolls, and they just don’t seem the same to me. But the great thing about this recipe, which calls for instant yeast (note that on your shopping list!), is that it begins working quickly so that you don’t have to wait hours and hours for the dough to rise. Once you mix and knead the dough initially, you just let them set for 10 minutes, and then do a final rise for 25 minutes once they been shaped into rolls before baking.

Easy peasy!

And let me tell you — my friends all agreed that the dough was wonderful! It’s fluffy, buttery, and full of great flavor. Plus they are just the slightest bit chewy, which I love.

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I think the thing my friends raved about the most, though, was the cream cheese icing. I know that everyone in the world is not a fan of cream cheese icing on their cinnamon rolls, so I’ve also included a recipe for regular icing. But if you love cream cheese, lookout. You are going to adore this recipe!!!

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As you can tell, I got a little photo-happy while shooting these. And after my first round of drizzling, I decided they looked cute so decided to stop and shoot a bunch of photos. But lest you think I only like a few drizzles on my cinnamon rolls, here is proof of the final pan (I made extras!) that I served to my friends…

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Judge away. ;)

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Needless to say, these were a hit with all of my friends. And I’m certain these are going to become a staple in my kitchen for years to come.

So if you’re new to learning how to make cinnamon rolls, or if you’re just looking for a speedier version, I hope that you all will enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers to easy cinnamon rolls!!!

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1-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 11 to 12 cinnamon rolls


    Dough Ingredients:
  • 1 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 envelope instant or ‘rapid rise’ yeast (approx. 2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 egg
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Filing Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, (completely) softened
  • Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. milk (if needed)
  • (Optional Substitution: Standard Icing Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. milk


To Make The Dough & Filling:

Combine milk and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 minute, then remove and stir. Continue heating in 20 second intervals, pausing after each to stir, until the butter is melted and the milk is warm to the touch but not hot. If needed, let the milk mixture sit for a few minutes until it is warm but not hot.

In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour (not all of the flour), sugar and salt until combined.

In the bowl of a stand mixer (*see note below for an alternative method of making this by hand*) fitted with the dough hook attachment, add yeast and lukewarm milk mixture and stir by hand to combine. Add the flour mixture and egg, and beat on medium-low speed until combined. If the dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add the remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the dough begins to form a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Continue beating for 5 minutes on medium-low speed. Remove the dough hook and cover the bowl with a damp towel and let rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your filling by whisking together sugars and cinnamon in a bowl until combined.

When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a floured work surface. Then use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough out into a large rectangle, about 14 x 9 inches in size. (If you want all edges to be even, you can use a pizza slicer to cut the dough into a perfect rectangle.) Use a knife or pastry spatula to spread the softened 1/2 cup of butter out evenly over the entire surface of the dough. Then sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Beginning at the 14-inch edge, tightly roll up the dough. And then give the final seam a little pinch so that it seals. Use a piece of dental floss* to "cut" off the two ends of the roll (an inch on each end - discard that dough) so that they are even. Then cut the remaining dough into 11 or 12 equal pieces. (11 rolls seem to fit in a pie plate, while 12 rolls fit in a rectangular pan.)

(*To cut dough with dental floss, simply break off a piece of floss about 12 inches long. Then very carefully slide the middle of the floss under the dough to the place where you want to "cut". Then pull the ends of the floss up and cross over the top of the dough. Then give a quick tug to literally cut all the way through the dough. This is the best method for not squishing your dough while cutting it -- although the standard knife method still works too.)

Place each of the cut cinnamon rolls into a greased pie plate or 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Then cover again with a damp towel, and leave the dish in a warm place to rise for 25 minutes.

While the dough is rising, make the icing (instructions below).

When the rolls have risen, uncover the dish. Then place on the center rack of the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden and cooked through. Remove and let cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes. Drizzle with your desired icing and serve.

To Make The Cream Cheese Icing:

Either in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, or a mixing bowl, whisk softened butter and cream cheese together until combined. Then whisk in powdered sugar until combined. If the icing is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk to thin.

To Make The Standard Icing:

Whisk together butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until combined. If the icing is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk to thin. If the icing is too thin, add a tablespoon or two of powdered sugar to thicken.

**If you do not have an electric stand mixer with a dough attachment, you can simply stir the ingredients together, and then knead by hand for 5-7 minutes.

Adapted from AllRecipes.com.

(c) 2013 Gimme Some Oven. All rights reserved.

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(Ok, I had a little too much fun photographing these. Thanks for indulging my zillion pictures!) :)

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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133 thoughts on “1-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

  1. These are delicious! I made a second batch this morning. First batch took forever, due to a misplaced dough hook. They didn’t look as pretty as the ones in these photos, but delectable all the same. I made only half of the cream cheese icing, and it was plenty.

    - Margaret R

  2. Omg these are amazing. The filling and the icing just melt in our mouth. To be honest, you really don’t need the icing with how good the roll is by itself.

    - Foodlover

  3. These were awesome. My first time making cinnamon rolls and your recipe was fast and easy to follow. THANK YOU! This will now become a family staple for celebrations :)

    - selene

  4. These are excellent. The dough is so easy to work with and the frosting is just perfect- not too sweet, not too heavy! Cinnamon roll perfection. Thank you!

    - Tobie

  5. Love theese so much! They are so fluffy and buttery and full of sweet cinnamon! I made them for my family and, they all loved them. I’m making them all the time now!

    - Rick

  6. Sounds like a great recipe!

    However, would you suggest freezing the rolls and baking them only when required?

    - sravana

  7. Hi Ali, I just wanted you to know, I love this recipe! I’ve used it many times, and just this week (Sun-Fri) I made double batches every day …I actually was able to get three dozen out of each double batch. The reason I made 18 dozen, you might ask? Well I was asked by my church to make 250 cinnamon rolls for a Father’s Day brunch this Saturday! It was a challenge, since I also work, but with your simple and fast recipe it made it so much more doable! I also made cream cheese frosting for all of them as well. I’m sure they will be as huge hit! Thanks again for posting this recipe!! Happy Cooking! Kelly ☺

    - kelly

  8. Amazingly fast and good. The dough is a dream to work with…made these on a Saturday morning and they were actually done in time for breakfast! Many thanks!

    - Rob

  9. Hi, i have a few problems. Firstly, the dough is soooo sticky and i cant figure out a way to roll it without messing everything up. My rolls look more like balls, and they do not rise like yours on the pictures. I do not know what i am doing worng, since i follow every instruction ;/ Please help.

    - Ursula

    • Oh no! If the dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl during the initial mixing stage, I would add more flour. But I’m guessing your yeast might be expired/dead if the rolls are not rising. Be sure that it is super fresh, and that the water you use is room temp and not too hot (otherwise it can “kill” yeast). Good luck!

      - Ali

  10. I live in Shanghai where you can get almost anything if you’re willing to pay, and this morning I would have paid dearly for a good cinnamon roll. Alas, they may be the one thing I haven’t found here. But amazingly enough I had all the ingredients on hand for this recipe and I am now pleasantly stuffed with homemade cinnamony deliciousness. Thanks, Ali!

    - Pomodory

  11. These are wonderful! My husband thought I’d made my 3 hour ones that were my mother’s recipe. I may never make those again. The dough is just beautiful to work with. I actually used it to make frybread the other day and everyone loved it. Thank you!!!

    - deeann

    • I have to say that I had better success mixing melted butter in with the cinnamon sugar and spreading it on the dough. When I sprinkled it over the butter I ended up with a lot of the sugar just falling out when I tried to put it in the pan.

      - deeann

  12. Love these!!! My husband and I make a couple batches for parties and take them as dessert. We’ve made them a few times and they always come out great. Great recipe and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks.

    - Sarah

  13. They don’t look baked. It looks pale and doughey. I bake cinnamon rolls a lot and every time a recipe asks for less than 20 minutes the inside always taste raw and doughey.

    - Mary

  14. I just put the Cinnamon Rolls in the warm oven to rise i love the recipe. i made it so i can get extra credit for foods thanks for the great recipe it is fast and i don’t have to wait an hour for it to rise
    just wondering do you know a recipe for cinnamon rolls that are gluten free i cant seem to find a fast one

    - Caroline kloster

  15. These look delicious and only one hour! Yum! I have a shortcut recipe myself but I’ll have to try yours out soon! You can never have too many cinnamon roll recipes. :)

    - Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

  16. I am not a dough person. Every time I have tried, I have made a big mess. But thanks to you, I was able to get it right. They turned out just as you said. They are very good, thanks again for the recipe.

    - Mary Joe

  17. Great recipe. Love that I found a good one with the healthier option of butter and not shortening. Just a little too sweet. Next time I will cut cinnamon sugar mixture in half.

    - Allison

  18. Made these yesterday. Amazing! Soooooooo good. A keeper recipe, for sure!

    - Monique

  19. These made for a fabulous, last minute, Sunday morning treat! I started these at about 9:30 and we were devouring them by 11. Beautiful!

    - Helen

  20. Hi.

    I found the recipe for these cinnamon buns, easy and delicious.
    Family and friends love them, I managed to get 14 large buns out of my dough mixture, which made very large buns, and put them into a 14×9 baking pan.

    with the icing mixture I did the ordinary icing recipe but also added some cream cheese, and wow! That made a beautiful creamy icing .

    thank you for this lovely easy recipe, its going to be my favourite from now on.

    - Gillian Richards

  21. thank you for sharing this recipe!! i love it!!
    i used the usual icing instead of cream cheese frosting but i added lemon juice in the icing mixture to counter the sweetness of the sugar.. decided to just use icing sugar, lemon juice and some milk. superb!!
    i will serve it for tomorrow’s breakfast.. my kids will love this bread for sure! :)

    - Novi

  22. Wow great recipe it took me more than a hour but the out come was great love it t

    - Deb Rollins

  23. This is the easiest and fastest recipe for delicious cinnamon rolls ever! My family loved them! And, they reminded me of the ones my mom would make when I was a kid. I’m an “advanced” baker and I have made just about everything there is to bake…so take my word for it…this is THE cinnamon roll recipe to keep forever.

    - Carrie

  24. These cinnamon buns are INSANE! Sorry I’m shouting but they are the best I ever had. I’m never using a different recipe ever again.
    (Only slight adjustment I might make: I’m using strong organic sugar so I think I will cut down the sugar in the filling just a tiny bit.)
    Thank !

    - Adeline

  25. These were delicious! I cut into 16 rolls and put 8 into each buttered pie plate. I froze one, prior to final rise, to use at a later date. Great texture and taste!

    - Debbi

  26. These were so easy to make and taste delicious. Posted about them on MamaTCan blog.
    Thank You for the recipe.

    - Mama T

  27. Just tried this and am waiting for them to come out of the oven! Thanks for the recipe!!

    - Kendra

  28. These are super yummy! First time I ever made cinnamon rolls from scratch and they were quick and easy, yay! I added chopped pecans to the cinnamon butter mixture. I think next time I will add some on top too! I also cut the butter and sugar by half using the cream cheese frosting recipe. Super good and sweet enough for us! I will be making this for years to come and will probably keep experimenting with the frosting flavors! I want to add some lemon next time! I was reading someone had doughy rolls….I know I baked them about 5-7 minutes extra just to be sure that didn’t happen!!! The texture was perfect and I used a rectangular pan.

    - Nikki

  29. Your recipe seems like a winner,I just need a printer friendly version.

    Happy creating!

    - Juanita

  30. My whole family was sick the first of 2014. I found this recipe, had all ingredients so my 9 yr old stepson and I made these, Fantastic! We only did 2 things different:we ground up walnuts (had those in the freezer) and added 2 tsps (slowly) of fresh lemon juice to the traditional drizzle. To die for. Thank you so much for sharing

    - Renee

  31. Mmmm! Made these last night!
    Took me a little more than an hour because I really wanted to take my time and get this right. Didn’t think it would actually be as easy as this! I’ve been intimidated countless times by other recipes and I’ve heard so much about the trouble one has to go through just to get some fresh, soft cinnamon rolls, but this recipe has cleared all my doubts and fears.
    The dental floss method of cutting them up is such a great tip!
    Definitely going to make this one again!

    - Nathania

  32. I planned to make these Christmas morning but got hung up on the directions. I still want to try them but have a question. You say to put the yeast in the mixer bowl and stir to combine. What am I combining it with? According to directions, I haven’t put anything in that bowl yet. I assumed it would have been the warm milk mixture but that comes in later. I’ve tried lots of yeast cinnamon rolls so I’m feeling a little sad that everyone except me managed to figure this out. :(
    Also, thanks for the tips, Andrea!

    - becca

    • what you do is put the milk and butter mixture into the bowl first. then add the flour mixture and mix together with the rest of the ingredients

      - audrey

  33. For all you ladies that dont have a box of bread dough for your bread maker laying around the house this is a excellent recipe….I melt the milk in microwave for 40 seconds and take out…..than I heat butter until melted….take it out and mix with milk…..than add 1 egg to milk mixture…..mixed and place in bread maker……combine all dry ingredients except yeast and add to bread maker……make a well in center of dry ingredients and add yeast and cover yeast with dry ingredients. …..I put on dough cycle and let it go…when done roll out poo ut butter..cinnamon and sugar on it ….roll…cut and let raise and bake…..I will never buy box bread dough again…

    - lmiller

  34. I just can’t describe how amazing these rolls are…I strongly recommend the recipe and I thank you so much, Ali for sharing it, you made my life better : )
    I hope they’ll taste as good tomorrow morning when brother gets up!

    - Mihaela Stojanova

  35. Just tried these, first time baking cinnamon rolls,all other recipes sound so complicated. These are great!!! Just ate one warm out of the oven. Will definitely make these again. Followed recipe and everything turned out perfect. Husband taking some to his family now.

    - Wanda

  36. Just tried these and they are the best ever. Melt in your mouth. I read wrong and only used 1/4c butter on the filling and only 2T. cinnamon but you couldnt ask for better. This recipe is definately a keeper.

    - Marybeth

  37. I really like that these take a much shorter time than other recipes, and taste delicious. I made them exactly as the recipe called the first time. The next time I made a couple changes and liked them even more. The following are my changes and why I made them.
    1. Cut the cinnamon-sugar filling and the butter in half. They were too sweet for my taste with the full amount. Also, with the full amount, lots of it fell to the bottom of the pan when baking. This icreated a hard, almost unchewable crust on the bottom of the cinnamon roll.
    2. Add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp vanilla extract to the cream cheese frosting. Otherwise, If you take a bite of just frosting all i tasted was the butter.
    3. Cook an extra 5 minutes.
    I will be putting this recipe in my tried and true recipe binder. Thanks for the recipe Ali!

    - Andrea

  38. I’m making these for Christmas morning, so.excited. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

    - Cecilia

  39. These are awesome! I baked them an extra 5 minutes but they are great! I use 1/3 whole wheat flour in these and it still worked perfectly. I also had so much I decided to try freezing some. I cut them up, put some into a pan and covered with plastic wrap (specifically press n seal), and froze them. 2 weeks later I took them out right before bed, uncovered them and let them rise while I went to bed. The next morning, into the oven they went and in 20 minutes I had fresh rolls! And all the work had been done previously! I even did these as a conversion to sourdough, and it still worked out quite yummy! I have marked these as a favorite recipe! (next I’m going to see if these can be converted to gluten free as my sis is gf and these are too awesome for her not to have them!)

    - Sarah

  40. My new favorite cinnamon roll recipe. Delicious!!

    - Kim

  41. I made these tonight and they’re delicious! I had to bake them an xtra 5 minutes, but they were great! Will try the caramel apple ones soon!

    - Sonya

  42. I made these yesterday and they were a hit. Just one thing – I deliberately kept one overnight to see how they kept and it was dry and not very nice in the morning. Maybe it would have been better if it had been half a dozen stored tightly together, but still… worth knowing that they’re much better on the day!

    - Bethan

  43. These are AMAZING! i just made these but without any icing, i didn’T feel they needed it, were very sweet and very delicious without. Have saved this recipe and will be definitely using again!Thanks so much. Had them for an afternoon snack but as they are so easy and quick could easily be done in the morning for a nice breakfast treat.

    - amal

  44. In the making dough instructions you said add yeast to mixing bowl and stir to combine. Combine with what? Do I add yeast and then continue adding the rest of the ingredients. (I might need a yeast for dummies book, I hate using it)

    - Sharon Campbell

    • Well, I put the yeast in the bowl, dumped my flour and other ingredients on top and followed the directions, and they turned out wonderful. Thankyou for an easy recipe that even us yeast haters can use.

      - Sharon Campbell

  45. yum,yum, yum!!! I made these and it was perfect. I love that it only takes one hour! I see all these yummy recipes but they take so long….this one was quick, fun, and easy. Definitely making these for Thanksgiving morning, thanks for the delicious, quick recipe!!

    - Dee

  46. Thank you for the recipe. The cinnamon rolls were amazing and so soft and fluffy :3

    - Roberta

  47. Made these yesterday and they were great! Took me just over an hour to make, and less than an hour for my family to eat the entire batch! I used the warming drawer in my oven to allow the rolls to rise and it worked perfectly. Will make these again. Thanks :)

    - Ceilidh

  48. I found these when I searched Pinterest for cinnamon rolls. One hour was tempting, and they turned out to be SUPER easy and delicious.

    I should have rolled mine out to make the dough thinner, which would have used all of my cinnamon-sugar filling. I spooned the icing into a Ziploc bag and cut the corner to drizzle it on top. The hole was a bit too big, but I definitely had some left-over icing to lick off the whisk!

    - Jonathan

    Thank you for sharing!
    I’ve made several batches of traditional sit and wait rolls.
    We had a craving this morning and was looking for something that would provide a quick fix.
    This did not disappoint and by far beat the sit and wait. All 6 in the house thought this to be great.
    One change I did make was reduced the brown sugar and cinnamon filling to only 1/2 on the rolls.
    Rolled them loosely, very light and fluffy. Great Sunday morning treat at 16 degrees.
    Enjoyed in Alaska

    - ~shea~

  50. These were delicious however they were pretty doughy. Did I mix them too long or not let them rise enough? This is not going to stop me from giving them another try.

    - Ruth

    • Mine were also really doughy. I just put them back in the oven the see if they’ll cook more without burning. It smells good though!

      - Ashlynn

  51. These are really great. I will definitely be making these again.

    - Francheska

  52. yay finally found cinnamon roll recipe that only takes an hour ima make them right now to see how they turn out!thank you for this easy recipe! :)

    - Reyna Cruz

  53. So about that egg…
    Somehow, I totally missed it and forgot to put it in… Nevertheless, cinnamon rolls turned out amazing!!

    - Cj

  54. I love that these don’t take a long time abd look delicious! I’ve been wanting to make some pumpkin cinnamon rolls, do you have any ideas as to how to manage these into pumpkin cinnamon rolls? Thanks(:

    - hailey

  55. These are so easy kids can make them

    - KARESA

  56. Made a double batch of these this afternoon–GREAT recipe–my new go to for cinnamon rolls!

    - Becky

  57. Beautiful pics! Love this recipe!

    - Anne

  58. PERFECTLY DELICOUS IN EVERY BITE…… I’m a sucker for baking but I get scared to work with yeast. This recipe helped me overcome my fear of yeast. This recipe is sssooo easy and perfect in everyway I’m breathless. Lets not forget also very fast to make. My family loves the cinnamon rolls,but I can’t take all the credit I tell them jus where I got the recipe. Ali your awesome. Keep up the good work.

    - Ana

  59. I just made these and they are THE BOMB!!!! Thank you for such an amazing recipe! And you’re right, the cream cheese frosting is key!

    - Mallory @ Total Noms

  60. These were amazing I’ve tried the whole cinnamon bread deal in the past week and failed miserably. But this! This worked perfectly :) me and my 2 year old daughter made them together (Pretty fun.) then we ate them together. Thanks.

    - Tiffany

  61. 3 tablespoons of cinnamon seems like a lot. Is that right??

    - Lisa

  62. This is an amazing recipe!
    I tried it and my family loved it!
    Thank you for discovering a one hour recipe :)

    - Christine

  63. Hey Ali – just a heads up I tried to follow your link to your Pinterest acct (both above on the right and in the section below where it has a bio) so I could follow you (I think I might already be though :) and it looks like it’s linking to someone else’s acct? Just wanted to let you know. Love your site! These pictures are so pretty!

    - Jaclyn

  64. I just made these last night and they are SO GOOD! I love that this recipe doesn’t make a million. I normally make the Pioneer Women recipe and I love it, but it makes so many and I don’t want to even attempt to break the recipe in half (more like quarters) in order to make this amount. I wish I had known about the floss cutting earlier, it makes cutting them a breeze.

    I absolutely love cream cheese frosting but don’t normally have cream cheese on hand so I made the Pioneer Women’s maple frosting (with a bit of an alternative twist) and they are AMAZING. Here’s a link to her recipe if you’re interested; what I ended up doing is below (it’s a much more ooey gooey, liquidy recipe and drenches the cinnamon rolls!): http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/cinammon_rolls_/

    1/4 c melted butter
    2 tbs c strongly brewed coffee
    1/4 c maple syrup
    Add powdered sugar until you get the consistency you want

    I wish I could post a picture on here, this dough recipe really does make picture-perfect cinnamon rolls! I will be making these time and time again! Thank you!

    - Melissa

  65. Love the artistic icing designs! Those look delicious. And I am a cream cheese icing fan!

    - peaceloveandsmoothies

  66. I too am in search of the perfect cinnamon roll recipe. I have two that I love, one I use the bread maker to make the dough which can take some time and the other is made with some healthier ingredients which I tend to lean towards. However…I just made these and um all I can say is YUMMMMMMMMO!!! I let the dough sit right after it finished ‘kneading’ with the dough hook for about 20 minutes so I didn’t feel the need to let them sit again after rolling them out. I also used all brown sugar in the filling (by mistake) but it was great! This recipe will definitely be in my rotation…Oh by the way I made 8 big rolls:)

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    - Kimberly

  67. Simple recipes like this are my favorite to have on hand :) these rolls look heavenly!

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  68. These look so soft and gooey, just like I like my cinnamon rolls and so excited that they don’t take forever to make!

    - Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

  69. Theses were great,made jus a stated. the decrease in time made it more of a go to recipe. Thank you

    - grandmakar

  70. I love that you got so photo-happy with these! These rolls look amazing! I also love that it only takes 1-hr! I don’t have patience for anything longer!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  71. UH-MAZING! I just made these tonight. I did the cheesy Food Network “mmmmmm that’s really good” moan/nod/face, when I tasted them.

    - Marlene

  72. I can’t get enough of these photos! They are stunning!!

    - Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker}

  73. WOW these pictures look amazing!Cant wait to try this recipe!

    - Ambar

  74. Cinnamon Rolls are KING in my house!

    - shelly (cookies and cups)

  75. First of all, Ali, beautiful pictures. Absolutely lovely.

    Second: I usually avoid making cinnamon rolls because they’re so time consuming. So the fact that these can be made in one hour really appeals to me. I can’t wait to make them. One of my daughter’s LOVES cinnamon rolls.

    - Shana Norris

  76. Love all the pictures! There is no such thing as too many pictures of these GORGEOUS cinnamon rolls! I’m obsessed with the fact that they only take 1 hour to make…can life get any better?

    - Mimi @ Culinary Couture

  77. Um, I love this! They look so perfect and who wouldn’t love that they only take an hour to make?!!

    - Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

  78. Those are absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m loving all the pictures to drool over! And I love how easy these come together!!!

    - Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

  79. If I cross my fingers, will these be waiting for me when I wake up tomorrow? Yes, pelase!!

    - Sues

  80. Yum, these look sooo good! And done in an hour?? I am going to have to try these! Pinned!

    - Laura @ The Rookie Cook

  81. Shut The Front Door!! 1 Hour?? I know I could get up early to make these for breakfast..

    - Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

  82. These look so good, Ali! I think your perseverance paid off in a big way!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  83. Delicious cinnamon rolls that can be ready in an hour?! Sounds downright dangerous! (in the best way possible)

    - Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

  84. These look PERFECT! :)

    - Rachel Budke

  85. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite!!

    - Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

  86. I might faint, catch me.

    If I can make these in an hour and there’s 24 hours in a day… magic! Perfect! :)

    - Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

  87. OMG. These look outrageous, Ali! Absolutely swooning over here on some cinnamon rolls. I need these!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

  88. These are going to happen on Sunday morning!!!

    - Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

  89. Ali they’re stunning! And ONE HOUR??!! WOW!! Amazing! Pinned!

    And you have a major Pinterest hit on your hands – I can already tell :)

    - Averie @ Averie Cooks

  90. I kind of lost it after seeing these on Instagram yesterday (yesterday right?) and OMG I can’t wait to make them! My waistline might not be so excited… ;)

    - Heather

  91. I’m all over these! I haven’t made homemade cinnamon rolls in years due to my sheer laziness. One hour and no kneading, I can handle!

    - Marcie

  92. Ali, I don’t even know what to say… These are gorgeous!! I want to eat an entire pan by myself! :) The photos are beyond fantastic, too! Great job!! :)

    - Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

  93. Ohhhh my! Thanks for my new favorite cinnamon roll recipe! I plan to make them today and share with friends for the weekend!

    - DebbieLB

  94. So pretty! I haven’t had a good cinnamon roll in too long. Now I want to reach through the screen and grab one!

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  95. I only tried cinnamon rolls for the first time a few weeks back when I visited the statesand I HAD to bake them when i got home. Im soo loving you for this 1hr recipe

    - shirley@bells-bakery

  96. Beautiful! Great for making on the weekend!!!

    - Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

  97. ok, those look so tender and wonderful for tomorrow’s weekend breakfast!

    - carrian

  98. I must make these they look amazing!!

    - Jenna

  99. Oh. My. Goodness. Yes please I need this NOW!

    - Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

  100. These look delicious. YUM! Have you found a favorite spot to get them in KC?

    - Katie

  101. I LOOVE how quick these scrumptious cinnamon rolls are!!

    - Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

  102. Ali, they are gorgeous!! I truly do think that yeast cinnamon rolls are the best! Sure I still like the other ones, but man oh man I can never turn down a doughy yeast cinnamon roll! Yours look so picture perfect!

    - Tieghan

  103. These sound awesome! And come together so fast!!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

  104. Why oh why did I decide to try a gluten-free diet this month!?! These look great – I am looking forward to hosting my next brunch. Thanks Ali!

    - Racheal @ Running with Racheal