Cinnabon’s Sinful Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnabon’s Sinful Cinnamon Rolls


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There's no need to scour food courts for this indulgent treat! Feel like a true baker with this sweet and buttery cinnamon roll recipe.

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Time needed

30 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 rolls


  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 C. warm water
  • ½ C. sugar
  • 5 C. flour
  • 2 ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¼ C. buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¼ sticks butter, divided
  • 1 ½ C. brown sugar
  • 2 T. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • ½ T. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

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In a large bowl, combine yeast packet, water, and sugar. Cover and set aside for about 10 minutes to allow the yeast to bloom. Once the mixture looks a bit frothy, add in flour, buttermilk, eggs, ¾ stick of melted butter, and salt. If the dough is too wet or sticky, add flour so it is easier to form dough into a ball. This could be done with a dough hook if you have an attachment for your mixer, or you can knead by hand! If that is the case, knead for about 5 minutes, form into a ball, place in a bowl, cover, and set aside for about an hour to rise. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch; set aside. When your dough has doubled in size, roll out into a rectangle on a floured surface. Spread 1 stick of softened butter along the dough and sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Roll dough up and slice into your 12 pieces. Line your pieces on greased baking sheets, cover loosely, and allow to rise for another hour. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Beat together powdered sugar, ½ stick softened butter, and softened cream cheese. Once smooth, add in lemon juice, vanilla, and ½ tsp. salt. Drizzle glaze over rolls and serve warm.

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