Quick 45 Minute Cinnamon Rolls is made with homemade dough, filled with ground cinnamon and a brown sugar mixture rolled and baked in less than an hour. Drizzle a sweet glaze over top making this the VERY BEST holiday breakfast!
1packageinstant yeast(1 packet = 2 and 1/4 teaspoons)
1/4cupheavy creamfor drizzling over buns before baking
4ouncescream cheeseroom temperature
To Make the Dough
In a large bowl, mix the flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast together until evenly dispersed. Set aside. In a small microwavable bowl, heat the water, milk, and butter together in the microwave until the butter is melted (about 30-45 seconds). Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture. Add the egg and knead with hand or with stand mixer for 3-4 minutes or until the dough is no longer sticky. Place in a lightly greased bowl and let rest for about 5 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and turn off after 10 minutes or just before placing rolls in oven.
To Make the Filling
After the dough has rested for 5 minutes, roll it out in a 15x9 inch rectangle. Spread the softened butter on top. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it all over the dough. Roll up the dough tightly and cut into 9 (large) even piece. Place in a lightly greased 9-inch or square pan (or cut into 12 small pieces and place in a 9x13 pan) and lightly cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
TURN OFF the oven and place the cinnamon buns in the oven to rise for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the foil or plastic wrap and drizzle the 1/4 cup of heavy cream evenly over the top of the buns.
Put the buns back in the oven and turn on the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and top with glaze.
To Make the Glaze
Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, 2 tablespoons milk together until smooth and lump free. Spread over warm rolls.
Updated on July 22, 2022Original Posted on May 25, 2016