Warm Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon Rolls



  1. Dough:
  2. 1 cup warm milk
  3. 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  4. 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  9. Filling:
  10. 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  11. 1 cup brown sugar
  12. 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  13. Glaze:
  14. 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  15. 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  16. 1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  17. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  18. 1-2 tablespoons milk

Cooking Instructions

  1. Step 1In a stand mixer combine warm milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and egg. Add in flour. Using a dough hook, turn the mixer on low speed.
  2. Step 2Once flour starts to incorporate into the dough, increase the speed to medium. Add more flour if necessary so that dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. The dough mixture should be tacky, but not stick to your hands. It should be soft.
  3. Step 3Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until double in size, about an hour.
  4. Step 4Lightly grease a baking sheet. Punch down the dough and roll into a 12 x 18 rectangle.
  5. Step 5Brush the dough with 1/2 cup melted butter. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the melted butter. Roll up tightly lengthwise so you have one long roll. Use sharp knife to cut dough into 12 one inch slices.
  6. Step 6Place the slices onto a lightly greased 9 x 13. Cover and let rise 30 to 45 minutes.
  7. Step 7Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake the rolls about 23 minutes, until just kissed with brown on top.
  8. Step 8While cinnamon rolls are baking, make the cream cheese glaze by using a hand mixer to whip together cream cheese and butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Whip in powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add enough milk to achieve drizzle like consistency. Frost rolls while warm.