Banana Cake with Whipped Cinnamon Icing

Rich and moist banana cake with a whipped cinnamon icing makes this a delicious treat that everyone will enjoy!  This cake is perfect for entertaining as it can be made beforehand and frozen until ready to serve!   Read More

Pretzel Yogurt Delight Recipe

Pretzel Yogurt Delight

This dessert is a creamy burst of fresh strawberry flavor made with all-natural ingredients including strawberry Greek yogurt and is the perfect blend of sweet and salty with the yummy crunch of a pretzel baked crust.  Read More

Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

Easy Key Lime Pie

This fabulous cool and creamy treat has 4 ingredients.  It is EASY and DELICIOUS and disappears every time it is set on the table.  Enjoy this fresh taste of summer all year long!  Read More

Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad

This fruit salad could pass for dessert and is a go to for parties or group gatherings.  The secret ingredient provides a creamy richness that will make anyone ask for more fruit please!  Read More

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?

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!

the best cinnamon roll recipe

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls Printable Recipe

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


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.



My sweet little man helper!


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!


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.


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


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.


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 🙂










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


Whip your frosting. Mmm mmm.


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.


the best cinnamon roll recipe


the best cinnamon roll recipe

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls Printable Recipe

HammersNHugs Kitchen Essentials

Chocoholic Fondue

This chocolate fondue is a family recipe that has been tried and true every Christmas for over 20 years.  It can be made ahead of time and can be deep frozen for a couple of months. Enjoy this delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, chocolatey taste of heaven! Read More

Caramel Crescent Rolls Recipe

Caramel Crescent Rolls

These caramel crescent rolls are the easiest sweet to your breakfast’s savory and are ideal for company as they can be made ahead of time and put in the fridge or even the freezer.  Read More