Molly’s Cinnamon Rolls

“But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.” –Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

picture of homemade cinnamon rolls

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk (I just heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds and let it sit while the yeast bubbled)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package yeast(2 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 T salt
  • 1 egg
  • flour (I use around 4 1/2 cups)


  • 6 Tbsp melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • cinnamon


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • milk  (probably 2-4 Tbsp.)
  1. In mixer combine yeast, sugar, and warm water; let grow until bubbly(about 5 minutes).
  2. Add milk and mix. Mix in oil and egg.
  3. Slowly add 2 cups flour, mix and then add salt.
  4. Add 1/2 cup flour at a time until it comes away from side of bowl.
  5. Let rise in mixing bowl for about 30 minutes.
  6. Roll dough on a floured surface to make a 9 x 13 inch rectangle.
  7. Spread melted butter on dough.  Evenly sprinkle sugar over butter.
  8. Sprinkle cinnamon over sugar.  Sprinkle enough to cover the sugar with cinnamon.
  9. Roll up jelly roll from long side and slice into 12 slices.  (I like to use thread to do this)
  10. Place slices in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. (3 rows of 4 slices)
  11. Cover and let rise and additional 30 minutes.
  12. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15minutes until rolls are nice and golden.
  13. Allow rolls to cool slightly.  While rolls cool mix together icing ingredients until smooth.
  14. Pour icing over warm rolls and enjoy.

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