Johnson Family Cinnamon Rolls

Johnson Family Cinnamon Rolls


"This is my mom's recipe for cinnamon rolls. As a kid there were many functions I was invited to with the clear understanding that I would have my mom send some of these along with me."


2 h 30 m servings 212 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the water, oil, dry milk powder, 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt, flour, and yeast into a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Run the machine on the Dough cycle. At the end of the cycle, remove the dough and place it on a floured work surface.
  2. Mix 1/3 cup of sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl, and set aside. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. Roll the dough out into a 10x15 inch rectangle. Spread the softened butter over the dough and sprinkle evenly with the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Roll up the dough from the long side into a tight roll. Cut the roll into 12 slices about 3/4 inch thick and place the slices into the prepared baking pan with the rolls barely touching each other. Cover with a cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 30 to 60 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Bake the rolls in the preheated oven until the tops of the rolls are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note
  • You can use brown sugar in place of white in the butter-cinnamon filling.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This recipe was very good! I doubled the filling because I like a gooey sticky cinnamon roll, but it was good and easy!

These are absolutely fabulous! I made them exactly as the recipe reads, and I have had requests from family and friends over and over again for them! I used my bread machine to make the dough, ...

I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to make these rolls as a fun weekend baking project with my son. I proofed the yeast with the warm water and the sugar for ten minutes in the mixer bowl, then added t...

I love these cinnamon rolls! They aren't the huge, gross, overly-sweet, and overly-sticky cinnamon buns available at the store or a certain cinnamon roll shop found in malls and air ports. These...

This is a great sweet roll dough, I have made exactly like the recipe and also did it with rasins and a little more sugar. Both times they were great, but really fabulous with cream cheese frost...

I used the dough as a base, and made a "cheese bun" variation of these - they were incredible! After I rolled out the dough, I brushed it with a little butter, and then used about 4 and a half ...

I use my bread maker for the dough. turned great.

Wow! These were awesome. Followed suggestion of other reviewers and doubled the filling. These were a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Took a long time to make, but totally worth it! Leftover rolls reheated nicely....

For flavor, I think next time I will double the cinnamon sugar mixture seemed a little lacking in flavor and gooeyness but not bad. They were still good. Just need more cinnamon sugar next tim...