Make Sandra Lee's Cinnabon Like Rolls At Home

April 28, 2020
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Sandra Lee shares her recipes for cinnamon rolls that taste a lot like the tasty treats you get in the mall.  


Sandra Lee’s Cinnamon Rolls

For the cinnamon rolls:

1 can biscuit mix (substitute: bread dough or puff pastry mix)

2/3 cups brown sugar

1/4 cup cinnamon

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

Nonstick cooking spray (substitute: oil)

1/4 cup all-purpose flour (for rolling dough out)

For the icing:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/3 cup cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp. heavy cream (substitute: half and half, or leave out entirely)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Remove the dough from the container and let it come to room temp. Cover a flat surface with the flour. Using your hands, roll all of the biscuits into a ball. Roll the dough out onto the flat surface into a rectangle.

Spread the cinnamon into the dough using your fingers. Layer the brown sugar on top, and spread it out across the dough evenly.

Roll the dough up and cut into approximately 1 ½ inch pieces. Lightly spray a baking dish or cupcake tin with nonstick cooking spray. Place the rolls into the baking dish. Spread each roll with a dollop of butter, so the sugar and cinnamon caramelize while they bake.

Place the rolls into the preheated oven. Bake for 8-12 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the icing while the rolls bake.

Combine butter and cream cheese in a bowl. Mix thoroughly using a fork. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and combine. For thicker icing, add more powdered sugar. Stir in heavy cream or half and half to thin it out. Stir in vanilla extract. Add cinnamon and stir until well-incorporated. 

When the rolls are done, remove from the oven and top with icing while they’re still warm, so it melts into the rolls.