The Most Famous Cinnamon Roll Recipe

The Most Famous Cinnamon Roll Recipe

On birthdays it isn’t uncommon to have these delicious cinnamon rolls requested by the birthday person, sometimes instead of birthday cake! The family story behind the name is that whoever makes the cinnamon rolls claims the privilege of referring to them as (insert baker’s name here)’s Most Famous Cinnamon Rolls.

Most Famous Cinnamon Roll Recipe

½ cup warm water
2 packages yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 package instant vanilla pudding
2 cups milk – room temperature
½ cup butter – melted
2 large eggs – beaten
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup butter – melted
2 cups brown sugar
2-3 tablespoons cinnamon


4 ounces cream cheese – softened
¼ cup butter – softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

In a small bowl combine water, yeast, and sugar. Stir until dissolved, set aside.

In large bowl, mix pudding with milk. Add ½ cup melted butter, egg, and salt. Mix well.

Add yeast mixture to pudding mixture and blend well.

Gradually add flour and knead until smooth, adding a little more flour if needed (this is a soft dough).

Place in a very large greased bowl. Cover and let rise until double in size. Punch down and cover and let rise again.

Roll dough out on a large floured surface to a rectangle, about 34” x 21” in size. Brush the 1 cup of melted butter over dough. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over butter.

Roll dough up and cut into about 20 rolls. Pat each roll as you place it into a large greased pan to keep rolls in shape.

Let rolls rise in a warm place about 20 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, until done.

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, beat in vanilla and milk. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

Frost rolls while still very warm.

Serve and enjoy!

Joy D.

Joy D.

The oldest of the "Timberdoodle children" I now work full time for the company, filling such roles as marketing manager, curriculum adviser, video producer, etc. I'm a new foster mom with my sisters and in my spare time I enjoy reading and volunteering in the church and as an EMT with the fire department.

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