Giant Cinnamon Rolls Frosted with Buttercream Icing
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Dough:
  • 2¼ teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1¼ cups warm milk
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup salted butter (1 stick) softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Filling:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter for brushing
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter salted (1 stick) softened
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar, more if needed to thicken
  1. Knead dough using favorite method, by hand, using a stand mixer with dough hook, or a bread machine on dough cycle. I used a bread machine on dough cycle to knead my dough. Start by adding dough ingredients as listed above in the recipe. Knead dough for 10-15 minutes adding extra flour or milk if needed until a nice ball of dough that is slightly tacky forms.
  2. Cover loosely and let rise for 1 hour.
  3. Prepare the filling by mixing sugars and cinnamon together. Also melt the butter for brushing tops. Grease a 9x13" baking dish.
  4. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces.
  5. Roll into a log about 10" long on a lightly floured surface. Flatten and roll to about 6"x24".
  6. Brush with half the melted better, sprinkle with half the filling. Roll it up tightly starting with the short 6" side jelly style and pinch edges. Slice into 3 equal pieces.
  7. Place on greased 9x13" baking dish. Repeat with second piece of dough. Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  9. Bake at 350 F. for 25-30 minutes.
  10. Let cool completely then prepare frosting.
  11. To make the frosting place ingredients for frosting in a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to mix the frosting until it is whipped together. Add more powdered sugar if it needs to be thickened. Spread on tops of the cinnamon rolls.