Cinnamon Rolls (Cinnabon copycat)

Submitted by Chris Fowler.
Originally in the 2005 cookbook

This recipe is designed for bread machines but can be adapted.


1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
4 Tbsp melted butter
4 Tbsp water
1/2 box (3.4 oz box) instant vanilla pudding
4 cups bread flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp yeast


  1. Place all ingredients into your machine in order. Select dough cycle.
  2. When cycle is finished remove dough, punch down and roll to 17 x 10 inches

* You can add the entire package of pudding mix to the dough but be sure to add about an extra 1/2 cup of milk to keep the right consistency.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Combine ingredients and mix well.
  2. Heat in microwave for 10 seconds to make it spreadable.
  3. Spread over rolled out dough with a rubber spatula.
  4. Starting with the widest edge, roll the dough into a tight log.
  5. Cut into 1/2 – 1 inch slices. Place in a lightly greased baking dish. Be sure you cut the slices thick enough that the whole roll fits in one 9 x 13 pan.
  6. Place them close enough together that they almost touch.
  7. Turn on the oven to Warm. Once the ready light turns off, turn off the oven and put the rolls in the oven for 15-20 minutes to raise.
  8. Once the rolls have risen completely remove them from the oven and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake rolls for 15-20 minutes.


4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp milk
3 Tbsp maple syrup


  1. Mix and pour over rolls and serve.

You can use a standard frosting recipe if you prefer, and the frosting is still good if you don’t have maple syrup.


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