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One Hour Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


    For the Dough:

    • 1 cup warm milk (around 110°F/43°C)
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour

    For the Filling:

    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

    For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

    • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Activate the Yeast:

    • In a bowl, combine warm milk, sugar, and active dry yeast.
    • Let it sit for about 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes frothy.

    Make the Dough:

    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture, melted butter, salt, egg, and half of the flour.
    • Mix until well combined.
    • Gradually add the remaining flour, stirring until a soft dough forms.

    Knead the Dough:

    • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 3-5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

    Roll Out the Dough:

    • Roll out the dough into a rectangle, about 16×12 inches.

    Prepare the Filling:

    • Spread the softened butter over the rolled-out dough.
    • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon.
    • Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the butter.

    Roll Up the Dough:

    • Starting from one long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log.

    Cut into Rolls:

    • Using a sharp knife or dental floss, cut the log into 12 equal slices.

    Place in a Pan:

    • Place the cut rolls in a greased 9×13-inch baking pan.

    Let Them Rise:

    • Cover the pan with a clean kitchen towel and let the rolls rise in a warm place for about 15-20 minutes.

    Preheat the Oven:

    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).


    • Bake the cinnamon rolls for 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

    Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:

    • While the rolls are baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a bowl, beat together softened cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.

    Frost the Rolls:

    • Once the cinnamon rolls are out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes, and then spread the cream cheese frosting over the warm rolls.

    Serve and Enjoy:

    • Serve the one-hour cinnamon rolls warm, and enjoy the gooey, cinnamon goodness!

    These quick and delicious one-hour cinnamon rolls are perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings in a short amount of time. Enjoy the heavenly aroma and delightful taste of freshly baked cinnamon rolls!

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