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Mom’s Cinnamon Rolls

You’ll want to make these sweet treats for your family’s next holiday get-together.

Breakfast recipes: Mom's Cinnamon Rolls

For me, Christmas morning is about helping others. And it all started with these gooey, sweet cinnamon rolls. 



1 loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed, not risen

5 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened to room temperature

5 tablespoons sugar

3 teaspoons cinnamon


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk



1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist 9-inch round or square pan with cooking oil spray.

2. Roll out dough to about 12×14 inches.

3. Spread butter evenly on top of dough. Sprinkle with sugar and then with cinnamon.

4. Roll up jelly-roll style, tightly pinching ends so sugar/cinnamon doesn’t fall out.

5. With a sharp knife cut into 1-inch sections and lay in prepared pan. Allow dough to rise to double its size (around 2–4 hours).

6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Top will be golden brown when done.

7. Allow rolls to cool slightly while preparing topping.


1. Mix powdered sugar and milk to make a thick paste.

2. Add more milk or powdered sugar as needed.

3. Spread on still-warm rolls, allowing the frosting to melt slightly.

4. Serve warm.

For the story behind these cinnamon rolls, read A Rolled Up Christmas Tradition.

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