Cinnamon Rolls – In a Cinch!

If you’re following along with my posts, you may have read about taking biscuit dough and turning it into delicious flaky cinnamon rolls. And if you’ve made the biscuits, you’ll already know how easy they are to make! It’s just a few extra steps to turning them into a dessert. If not, there is an easy step-by-step recipe that even a beginner in the kitchen can follow here.

I love making these on Sundays to have for the week. They make a great snack in lunches, or a quick breakfast as your running out the door five minutes late, or as a evening snack with a cozy cup of tea. Really, I’ll use any excuse to eat one!

Once you’ve got your dough made, you can get out your supplies for making these beauties.

Flour your work surface, and your rolling pin.

Roll the dough out into a rectangle shape as best as you can! Make it about 1/4 inch thick.

Take about 2 Tablespoons of melted butter and, using a pastry brush, brush it evenly on the dough.

Mix 5 Tablespoons (or 1/4 Cup plus 1 Tbsp) with 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon, sprinkle over the dough.

This is a step that I usually let my daughter do, it’s messy but she loves it!

Next roll up the dough tightly. Take your time and really try to make it a nice tight roll.

Slice the now dough log into about a dozen sections, about 2-3 inches thick. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone liner, and bake at 425F for about 12-15 minutes. Try to let them cool before eating one!

I have a video (reel) on my Instagram account of slicing and baking these if you would like more of a visual.

Cinnamon Rolls

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
  • Prep time: 20 mintues
  • Bake time: 15 minutes
  • Yields: 1 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour (plus a little for flouring work surface)
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening or lard
  • 3/4 cup of 2% or whole milk*
  • 3/4 cup cold water*
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup plus 1Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening or lard until pea size pieces form
  • Add in milk and water a little at a time, making about 3-4 additions, until a ball of dough forms. Do not over mix!
  • Flour your workspace and rolling pin.
  • Roll dough out in a rectangle shape about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Brush dough with melted butter.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in small dish; sprinkle over dough.
  • Roll up tightly and slice into 12 pieces 2-3 inches thick.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden.
  • Enjoy!

*Notes;

If you want to go the extra mile and glaze them, simply mix 1/3 cup of icing sugar with about 1 teaspoon of water. Or until your desired consistency.

Also, I subbed the milk and water with oat milk, and they turned out beautifully!

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