Cinnabon Copycat Recipe
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An amazing recipe that tastes just like a Cinnabon!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature slightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup margarine, melted
  • 4½ cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons bread machine yeast -regular yeast if you make the dough without a machine
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • Frosting ingredients from link provided to my 'Best Cream Cheese Frosting' post.
  1. First, make the dough. If you have a bread machine that is the easiest way. Or you can hand mix it or use a kitchen aid. We hand mixed and kneaded it ourselves—but a bread machine would've resulted in a better dough. when using your bread machine follow the manufacturer instructions.
  2. If you make the dough yourself. Add the yeast to warm/hot milk (at least 100 F) mix. Add eggs, margarine, salt, sugar, and flour. Stir and knead well. While kneading it, turn oven on to 200 F. When the dough is ready turn the oven off and cover the dough in with a damp paper towel, put it in the oven and let rise till double the size (one hour).
  3. While the dough is rising make this AMAZING cream cheese frosting (the best) found on my website at
  4. Refrigerate the frosting. Then prep the area where you plan to roll out the dough. Clean and dry the surface well. Sprinkle with flour and have flour nearby to use while rolling the dough out.
  5. Once the dough is ready turn it out on the prepared surface, cover it with a towel and let it rest 10 minutes.
  6. Roll the dough into 16x 21 rectangle.
  7. Spread melted butter on top. Sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon sugar mix. And roll over sugar mix it so it stays in place. Leave ¼ inch of the outside long edge clear of butter and cinnamon sugar so it will adhere well and stick dough-to-dough when rolling them up.
  8. Then use dental floss and wrap under, cross, and pull to cut into 12 equal pieces.
  9. Lightly grease an 9x13 baking pan/glass dish and cover until the rolls have risen to twice their size. You can also use a cookie sheet if you want them to stand alone and not have square edges.
  10. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes or until brown. If you don't like a doughy roll make sure the dough has risen and doubled in size before putting them in the oven and that the rolls are baked well before removing them from the oven. If you like doughy rolls put them in slightly before they are done rising.
  11. Spread the frosting on the rolls when they are hot and it will melt into the roll. Once they are cooled top them with another dab of frosting.
  12. Enjoy!
Recipe by Live Like You Are Rich at