What is it about cinnamon rolls that leaves you wanting more? Is it the flaky roll? The cinnamon sugar swirl? The ooey, gooey cream cheese glaze? It’s safe to say that it’s all three and they’re even better homemade using this recipe.
It’s been a while since I made cinnamon rolls from scratch. Years perhaps. And when that craving for cinnamon rolls comes around, there are very few things that can satisfy it. So I listened to my sweet tooth once again and started reaching for my ingredients.
Before we get into the recipe, let me start off by saying that homemade cinnamon rolls are not the easiest of recipes. They are completely doable if you can follow instructions and have a few free hours. It’s really just a bit of assembly—sprinkling the cinnamon sugar filling, rolling out the dough and slicing the log into disks—and waiting for the dough to rise (give yourself 3 hours). I do suggest using a dough hook for your KitchenAid to give the dough the perfect amount of kneading.
With that said, every step taken to assemble to rolls and minute spent waiting for the dough to rise is well worth it. Your patience will be rewarded with that ooey, gooey, flaky cinnamon roll that I mentioned earlier. You know what they say, goods things come to those who wait and these cinnamon rolls are well worth the wait.
Recipe inspired by Baking Illustrated.