Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Each one of the fun fillings you can put in these soft rolls are packed with cinnamon flavor. And they're definitely worth the wait overnight. —Chris O'Connell, San Antonio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5-3/4 to 6-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • CINNAMON FILLING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup softened butter, divided
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 roll equals 278 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, sugar, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a very soft dough (dough will be sticky). Do not knead. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.
  2. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Turn dough onto a floured surface; divide dough in half. Roll one portion into an 18x12-in. rectangle. Spread with 1/4 cup butter to within 1/2 in. of edges; sprinkle evenly with half of the brown sugar mixture.
  3. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan, cut side down. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  4. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, cream and vanilla; spread over warm rolls. Yield: 2 dozen.
Dark Chocolate Filling: Finely grate one 4-oz. bittersweet chocolate baking bar; gently stir in 1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp. baking cocoa and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon. Sprinkle over butter in place of brown sugar-cinnamon mixture. Orange-Spice Filling: Mix 1 cup packed brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. grated orange peel, 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. ground ginger and 1/2 tsp. each ground cardamom, ground cloves and ground allspice until blended. Sprinkle over butter in place of brown sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Originally published as Overnight Cinnamon Rolls in Taste of Home November 2013

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Nice recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"I made these for Christmas morning and they were delicious. Light and fluffy just the way a cinnamon roll should be. I will definitely make these again."

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I was disappointed in the texture of these rolls. I'm a long-time bread maker, and am used to such breads or rolls being a much different texture, usually a soft, light texture. These, when made exactly by the recipe, turned out to be the texture of cornbread. I had made them for a special breakfast treat for overnight guests and after eating one each, I threw out an almost-full pan. I suggest that any yeast breads must be punched down and risen at least twice before making into the finished shape."

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"Love this recipe. I no longer have to get up 2 hours earlier than my family for us to have hot cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning! Nancy, add what every you like to the filling. That's what makes the recipe your own. Enjoy!"

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"Did not make these yet, but wonder why non of the cinnamon rolls call for adding raisins and chopped nuts? The ones I remember had them in it and makes the cinnamon rolls taste much better."

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