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Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls with a Pumpkin Twist (or not!)
The best homemade cinnamon rolls ever! Make them plain or add a simple pumpkin filling to take them up a notch for a yummy Fall treat. The frosting is the final amazing touch. These may be better than Cinnabon…
Servings Prep Time
12people 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 2hours
Servings Prep Time
12people 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 2hours
Ingredients for Dough
Ingredients for Filling
Ingredients for Frosting
*Optional* Ingredients for Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Heat milk to 110F.
  3. Add yeast & 1 T white sugar to the milk. Stir to activate the yeast. Let sit a minute or two until it begins to bubble.
  4. Add ingredients to bread machine, or mix and knead. If adding to bread machine, add flour, sugar, salt, eggs and milk/yeast mixture. Stir to loosely combine. Set the bread machine to “dough” cycle and let it go to work. __ If you are mixing and kneading by hand, let the dough rise until doubled in size before rolling out for rolls.
  5. Once the dough has risen, lightly flour your countertop/table/baking surface and roll the dough into a rectangle that is approximately 20″ x 14″.
  6. Using a basting brush, spread melted butter over entire surface of the dough.
  7. FOR PUMPKIN ROLLS: Combine pumpkin pie filling and sugar. Mix thoroughly. Spread over buttered dough.
  8. Spread brown sugar over buttered dough (or over pumpkin), being sure to cover the entire surface of the dough.
  9. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
  10. Roll dough into a log shape, starting at the 20″ edge.
  11. Cut dough into 12 equal pieces.
  12. Lightly grease a 9×13″ baking pan and place rolls, cut side down, in pan.
  13. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight, allowing the rolls to continue to rise.
  14. Bake at 350F for approximately 30 minutes. The rolls are done when the doughy center reaches 160F.
  1. Using a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add vanilla and salt, mixing well.
  3. Add powdered sugar, mixing until completely combined.
  4. Spoon frosting evenly over rolls and spread with a knife.
  5. If there are leftovers, and that’s a big “IF,” you can store the rolls in an air tight container and warm i the microwave before serving again.

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