Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Well, hello. It’s been a few days, I know. I had a huge fundraiser at work on Friday, so the week leading up to it was just too busy to find time to blog. While I have another event in the middle of March, I have time to breathe and focus on eating. I was also sick two weeks ago and didn’t fully recover until… now, I guess. I’m still coughing a lot but my energy level and appetite are back, and I’ve actually made quite a few things in my kitchen but haven’t had time to share them with you.

Cinnamon Roll

John’s been asking about cinnamon rolls for a long time. Let me tell you that these are time intensive and there is no way that I would ever get out of bed early enough to make these fresh from scratch for breakfast. No. Way.

So, a 9pm snack on Sunday would have to do.

If it wasn’t my first time handling dough like this, it probably wouldn’t have taken me so long to put everything together, but this was my first attempt at cinnamon rolls and I am very happy with how they turned out. The recipe I followed was from the Epicurious Cookbook but can be found online here.

I love any excuse to use the KitchenAid mixer, so I made the dough in it although you don’t have to (and the author of the recipe even said she didn’t use one). Assembling the dough is very easy.


Now, one would THINK that you’d check how much cinnamon you have in the house before you make something that requires 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. I… did not. But, I saved it because I had cinnamon sugar and about a tablespoon of cinnamon left. Enter – nutmeg. I used it to make up for the cinnamon and to add a different flavor to the rolls. Good choice.

Rolled out

Isn’t that just role CUTE?

Rolled up

Now, the recipe makes 18 rolls, but I had a hard time rolling out the dough to be thinner so I ended up with a 9×9 square dish of 9 rolls + 4 extra rolls. I ended up not baking them, then getting a stern warning from John to never ever throw away pre-baked goods again.

Rolled in

Ah, beautiful, 9pm cinnamon rolls.


Deliciously moist and flavorful with the cream cheese frosting, so good I ate 1 1/2, tempted to finish off number 2.


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  • Kalamity Kelli

    Just beautiful! I could use one or two right now!

    • solidgoldeats

      Thank you! I’d love to find a recipe where I could make one or two rolls, but I don’t know if that’s possible.

  • Anita at Hungry Couple

    You did a beautiful job! I wish I could make them but, unfortunately, all willpower would disappear around these. ;)

    • solidgoldeats

      Oh yes, because they were gone in…. two days!

  • Kayleigh Dye

    Haha I love how you got a stern talking to over cinnamon rolls…I have a feeling I would have gotten the same one from Eric if I would have thrown that out too! Those look so decadent and I definitely will be trying this recipe out this weekend!

    • solidgoldeats

      Yeah he had this look like WTF, and I explained how if I baked them they’d be all wobbly and disproportionate, but “looks don’t matter!” haha ;)