Cinnamon rolls

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Nothing beats the smell of cinnamon rolls in the morning.
If you want to get your kids or husband out of bed, bake this.
Watch them crowd into the kitchen to find out what smells so wonderful.
Use it to your advantage.
Do you have a honey do list for your honey?
Before you give him one of these delectable rolls warm from the oven, gently remind him that the garage needs to be cleaned.
Serve this to him and watch how quickly things get done,
or not.

You can make the dough the night before and store it in the fridge until you need it.
Just allow it to return to room temperature.
I used my cast iron skillet to bake these cinnamon rolls.
My cast iron skillet is the workhorse of my kitchen.
I highly recommend one in every kitchen.

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Cinnamon Rolls


1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast

1 cup warm milk

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup margarine

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

4 cups flour


1 cup packed brown sugar

2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

1/3 cup margarine, softened


For the rolls, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
Add sugar, margarine salt, eggs, and flour, mix well.
Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour.
Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approx 21 inches long by 16 inches wide.
It should be approx 1/4 thick.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
To make filling, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Spread the softened margarine over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the surface.
Working carefully, from the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
Cut the dough into 1 3/4 inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan. Allow to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or so. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown.

8 tablespoons margarine

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 block cup cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

While the rolls are baking combine the icing ingredients.

Beat well with an electric mixer until fluffy.

When the rolls are done, spread generously with icing.

Peace be with you,

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36 Responses to “Cinnamon rolls”

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    The Mom Chef — April 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Wow! This was one of those recipes I had to scroll through fast in hopes that Hubby didn’t see the pictures before I was finished reading. I’d have been pushed in the kitchen immediately. If I thought there was even an inkling of a possibility that bribing him with one of those goodies would get one item on the list crossed off I’d give it a try. As it is, I’ll just have to settle for sitting together at the table and enjoying those delicious-looking rolls together. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


    • Veronica Gantley — April 18th, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

      The hubster cleaned the garage out this afternoon. I honestly cant say if it was the rolls or the fact that it really needed it. I would like to think it was the rolls. I don’t know about yours, but my man has a very large sweet tooth.


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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Oh, Yum! I love that you made these in a cast iron skillet. They really look delicious.


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    Susan Lindquist — April 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Veronica! These are soooo tempting! Don’t be surprised if I post a wannabe roll recipe in the next few days! They look so good! Great photos too!


    • Veronica Gantley — April 18th, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

      I cant wait to see. I will be on the lookout for it!


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    Treat and Trick — April 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Looks so good! Buzzed you!


    • Veronica Gantley — April 18th, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

      Thanks for the buzzlove my friend. We all can use a little help.


  5. #
    Steph — April 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Cinnamon rolls are DEFINITELY the best morning smell. Wish I was waking up to these tomorrow!


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    The Café Sucré Farine — April 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    These look AMAZING! Love the cast iron skillet – can only imagine the amazing aroma, yum!!!


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    Tina — April 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    This is something that would roust anybody out of bed! Just the aroma alone would be heavenly. Cinnamon rolls always take some time, but the taste is the big payoff. Yours looks amazing and I am sure the taste is no different-yum!


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    8 — April 19, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I love the presentation of these, Veronica. I have been making to make cinnamon rolls for a while now, but didn’t want to make a huge batch. This sounds like the perfect recipe!


  9. #
    Kelly — April 20, 2012 at 12:04 am

    MMM…delicious! Nothing beats homemade cinnamon rolls! These looks amazing.


  10. #
    Choc Chip Uru — April 20, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Mmmmmm magnificent rolls :D
    One of my favourite breakfasts ever!

    Choc Chip Uru


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    Eliotseats — April 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I am still trying to “perfect” cinnamon rolls for my honey. So far they haven’t lived up to his remembrance of his grandmother’s. I will keep trying! Love that you baked these in your cast iron. I couldn’t live without mine.


  12. #
    CJ - Food Stories — April 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Major congrats for being a foodbuzz top 9, today!


  13. #
    Billie — April 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Yummy!! Love that it’s made in a cast iron skillet!


  14. #
    Anonymous — April 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I’d love to know how many this recipe makes. The photo indicates 7 rolls, but that seems like a small quantity for a recipe that calls for 4 cups of flour.


    • Veronica Gantley — April 20th, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

      It makes about 12 rolls. The 7 in the skillet were used for the camera. While my family ate the other five. I eventually gave the 7 in the skillet to my neighbor when I was finished shooting it. My neighbor loved them.


  15. #
    alyce culinary thymes — April 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Wow those look great.


  16. #
    zoe — April 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Yum, i love cinnamon roll a lot, i love the smell, sweetness and its texture


  17. #
    Ally — April 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Oh MY! These look so perfectly done… sweet, cinnamony, soft… yes please!


  18. #
    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen — April 23, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Veronica, these look gorgeous and I love the cream cheese glaze. Definitely worth getting out of bed for!


  19. #
    Jeff Rasmussen — April 24, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Done on a skillet? I have never heard of such a thing! Too bad though I didn’t, because these look absolutely delicious! Great recipe!


  20. #
    Tara — May 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    These look fantastic and I am going to add them to my Mouth Watering Mondays post, come on by tomorrow at to see. Cheers, Tara


  21. #
    Beth Michelle — June 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Your cinnamon rolls look amazing. They really are the perfect way to start a morning!!


  22. #
    AnnScrapDeadesign — October 15, 2012 at 9:23 am

    looks amazingly!


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    Mary — January 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Just one question…when you say “block” of cream cheese, do you use an entire 8 oz block for the icing? Just want to make sure i am using the right amounts b/c I will be making these OFTEN!!! YUM…one of my kids favorite breakfasts is cinnamon rolls and I’ve been trying to find a delicious & easy recipe…this is both of those things! Thank you!!!


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    vgantley — January 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Yes, that is a whole block. I dont put the whole thing on top, it is just to sweet for me. I use about half and put the rest in a bowl and let my family put more icing on if they want it. The hubbie would eat it from the bowl if he could!


  25. #
    Adita — January 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Muy rico y bonito me encanta besos


  26. #
    Lilly — January 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    OMG i would’ve come out of bed if these were waiting for me! Love your cast iron skillet. To bad i can’t use it on my induction stove.


  27. #
    Jeff — February 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Oh my goodness Veronica, those are heavenly! I totally agree with the smells pouring off this thing, definitely a great way to start the day! Fantastic!


  28. #
    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits — November 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm


    Your cinnamon rolls look so appetizing, especially in the cast iron skillet. Somehow I think food tastes better when it’s cooked in one of those skillets.


  29. #
    Rosa — February 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Proof that the ocean is huge



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