The BEST Cinnamon Rolls

Starting with a crescent dough and ending with a dollop of homemade creamy frosting, this cinnamon roll recipe results in the most delicious melt-in-your-mouth bite of cinnamony goodness.    Why settle for good when you can make the BEST?

Humble Disclaimer: There is a good reason this is a DIY home renovations blog and not a food blog 🙂  My cooking philosophy is to keep it “healthy and easy.”  Recipes at Hammers N Hugs will include all-natural ingredients that can often be frozen and have been tested and approved by friends and family!

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I am an incredibly picky cinnamon roll eater.  I love baked goods, but give me the soft, moist baked items because I don’t workout to eat dry, stale calories no matter how sweet they are.  I am a sucker for Cinnabons and have a hard time walking past that heavenly smell at the mall without grabbing a bite.  Another justification for my Amazon obsession.  This cinnamon roll recipe, after much trial and error, is as close to a Cinnabon as I have tasted yet and will not disappoint.  They are a Christmas morning tradition and a go to for a sweet treat.

Bon appetit!  

the best cinnamon roll recipe

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I love my Oster Bread machine.  It was the highest rated machine on Amazon, and I got it as a Christmas gift several years ago.  It allows for homemade dough and bread to be a much less overwhelming task.  Check out my review here.

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My sweet little man helper!

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This machine requires your wet ingredients to be put in first and dry ingredients last.  Make sure you know the recommended order of your machine.  It makes a difference!

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Find your machine’s dough cycle.  Ah, I just love this machine.  I used to do all my dough by hand.  Even my grandmother, the queen of all things homemade, uses this bread machine!!  LOVE IT.

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He told me he is going to be a “cooker” one day.  🙂

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I mentioned that you can melt the butter first and spread with a brush and then sprinkle the sugar mixture after.  I recommend that.  Mixing them together as I did above makes it more difficult to spread onto your dough.

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Spread LOTS of flour before rolling out this dough.  It is crescent dough which is in part the secret to the heavenly taste of these rolls, but the dough is very moist.  LOTS of flour.  I highly recommend the OXO Good Grips containers for your dry ingredients.  And they look so pretty lined up in a pantry 🙂

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This is a slightly larger pan than a 9×13.  If you want to make smaller rolls simply cut your strips in half.

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Whip your frosting.  Mmm  mmm.

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I often make the frosting while waiting for the rolls to bake.  It can be put in the fridge for the next day or even frozen.

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the best cinnamon roll recipe

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the best cinnamon roll recipe

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