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."

Ingredients 2 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 212 cals

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • 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.
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  • Cook's Note
  • You can use brown sugar in place of white in the butter-cinnamon filling.
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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, and placed the ingredients into the bread machine in the exact order listed in this recipe and it works great! I wanted some smaller rolls to take to work to share, so today I followed the recipe to a tee, but after I rolled the dough out and put the butter and cinnamon suger on, I used a pizza cutter to cut the whole thing in half lenghthwise. Then I rolled the two halves up separately, and cut each one into twelve pieces, giving me 24 "mini-rolls". I have them in the oven now, but am watching them to see if I need to reduce the cooking time by a couple of minutes for the smaller rolls. Worked beautifully!

Sarah Jo

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 the vegetable oil, flour, dry milk powder (I used dry BUTTERMILK powder) and salt. We did need a little more flour than what was called for. We kneaded the dough with the bread hook for about five minutes, then set the dough to rise for an hour or so on a warm heating pad. I rolled out the dough and my son mixed the softened butter together with the sugar and cinnamon and spread it on the rolled out dough (it was just easier for him to do it that way). We sliced them up and set them in a baking pan, covered them with foil and set them in the fridge to set overnight. We'll update our review once we bake them in the morning. EDITED: I took them out of the fridge this morning and set them on a warm baking sheet to finish out the second rise. 400* for about 15 minutes and we were in business. I used Cinnamon Roll Icing to drizzle over the top, which is also on this site. These were okay, but not our favorite. It didn't seem to have enough of the cinnamon sugar filling and these seemed a little on the dry side, even with icing.