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Simple Cinnamon Rolls


Simple Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Elizabeth Yetter
Unlike gooey sticky buns, these cinnamon rolls are great for eating with your fingers and not creating a sticky mess everywhere. Being simple to make and quick to bake, these rolls are a quick treat that will make you and the whole family happy.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes


  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, approx.
  • .
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


  1. In large bowl, add yeast, sugar, salt, water, and milk. Stir until yeast and sugar is dissolved.

  2. Stir in melted butter and egg.

  3. Mix in flour a quarter cup at a time until dough is soft.

  4. Turn dough out on board and knead for 5 minutes, adding more flour by the tablespoonful when needed.

  5. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit in warm place for 15 minutes.

  6. While the dough is set aside, mix the cinnamon filling (brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter) in a medium bowl.

  7. Roll dough into large rectangle and spread with cinnamon filling.

  8. Sprinkle with raisins, if desired.

  9. Roll up dough like a jelly roll. Pinch seam and ends.

  10. Cut off 2 inches from each end of the roll. Discard the two bits of dough.

  11. Cut roll into 12 buns.

  12. Put rolls into greased pan. Cover and let rise for about 20 minutes.

  13. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until lightly brown.

  14. Remove from oven, turn out, and serve.
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