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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls. Prepping you cinnamon rolls the night before saves time when you are ready to serve! This family favorite recipe is the perfect way to add a little sweet to your breakfast menu.
That is my reply almost every time he requests these sweet little buns.
Or at least it WAS my reply. Until I discovered the single most amazing secret to ever enter my kitchen…
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
It is a life changer.
The one thing I have always struggled with is the time it takes to make this treat. Making the dough, letting it rise, waiting… It can add up.
Doing a little prep the night before makes this the ideal recipe for impatient people like me.
The hardest part really is remembering to take them out of the refrigerator. You want to make sure they get to room temp before you bake.
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
- 1/4 oz active yeast pack
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter soft
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1-3 tablespoons milk
Sprinkle your yeast over your water in a small bowl. Set aside and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes.
Combine the milk, sugar, butter, salt, and egg in the bowl of an electric mixer. Stir to combine. Add 2 cups of flour and stir until fully incorporated. Stir in the yeast mixture. Add the remaining flour and knead 5-10 minutes or until smooth.
Transfer your dough to a greased bowl. Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise until doubled in size (1-2 hours).
Turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 15x9 inch rectangle. Spread 1/2 cup soft butter across the dough. Whisk together the brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over your butter. Roll, starting on the long end, to form a large log. Cut into 15 pieces.
Place your rolls into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning place the cinnamon rolls in the oven without turning it on. Let them come to room temperature and slightly rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
Bake 25 minutes or until slightly browned.
Whisk together the frosting ingredients and spread over the top. Serve along side your favorite breakfast recipes.