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One Hour Cinnamon Rolls recipe

One Hour Cinnamon Rolls

One Hour Cinnamon Rolls are one of the easiest & most delicious cinnamon rolls recipes you'll ever make. Literally just one hour to enjoying that first bite!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Gina Kleinworth



  • 1 cup warm water 115 degrees is perfect
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk- room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter- melted & slightly cooled
  • 3 tbsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp table salt
  • 2 large eggs- room temperature
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1/3 cup butter- melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 4 oz cream cheese- room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp milk (depending on desired thickness


  • In a large mixer bowl, combine water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter & yeast, stir & then allow to sit approx 15 minutes for yeast to proof. (you know it's ready when it's puffed & frothy)
  • Add in eggs, salt & flour & mix together slowly using a dough hook until flour is incorporated
  • Set on med-low speed & mix/knead 10 minutes
  • Once mixed, let rest 10 minutes while you make your filling & preheat the oven
  • Prepare the filling by combining brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger in a small bowl & mixing with a fork
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees & line a baking sheet with a non-stick mat
  • Roll dough out on lightly floured surface into a flat & even layer (approx 12x15)
  • Brush melted butter over dough & then sprinkle filling mixture on top
  • Roll tightly on the long side & then cut into 12 large rolls (easiest way to make them even is to first cut the log in half & then cut those two pieces in half again & then those 4 pieces into thirds)
  • Place on prepared baking sheet & bake 15-20 minutes
  • Remove & allow to cool slightly while you mix your icing
  • Prepare the icing by combining all ingredients in a small bowl & whisking well until you reach desired consistency
  • Drizzle over the top of the rolls while they are still warm