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Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Cute as a button and melt-in-your-mouth fabulous when warm, these carefree rolls are the perfect sweet treat to help Mom welcome the day. —Joann Frazier Hensley, McGaheysville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen bread dough dinner rolls, thawed but still cold
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 6 red candied cherries, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 each equals 157 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Shape each roll into a 12-in. rope. Coil each rope. Dip in butter, then roll in sugar mixture.
  2. Place coil on a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over warm rolls. Top each with a cherry half. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Cinnamon Rolls in Simple & Delicious April/May 2012, p64

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"these are SUPER easy. using frozen dough cuts the need for having to make fresh dough. SO SO yummy! will make these again for sure!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"I have the dough thawing in my fridge right now for the 3rd time I'm going to make these wonderful cinnamon rolls. Very easy to make. They do take time to rise but be mindful and plan accordingly. So good."

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