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Mini Cinnamon Rolls
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Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Fluffy mini bite-sized cinnamon rolls with a 5-ingredient dough made from scratch in just 30 minutes, all topped with the best cream cheese frosting.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 165kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 4 tablespoons butter completely softened
  • cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Frosting

  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 and lightly grease a muffin pan. Add water, yeast, and honey to the bowl of a stand mixer fitting with a dough hook and stir to combine. Allow to rest for 5 minutes (mixture will rise and foam).
  • Add flour and salt to bowl. Turn the mixer on low and allow to mix until ingredients come together, then increase mixing speed to medium-low for 5 minutes. Remove dough from bowl and allow to rise for 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  • While dough is rising, prepare the filling by whisking together sugars in a bowl.
  • Use a floured rolling pin to roll dough into a 9x15 inch rectangle. Use a pizza cutter to trim off the sides if it isn't perfectly rectangular. Spread softened butter over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over the butter.
  • Tightly roll one 15-inch side (the long side) of the dough toward the other 15-inch side to create a long log. Pinch the seam so it closes off the log. Use a very sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut the ends off and then to cut the log into 24 equal parts. Place each cinnamon roll in the greased muffin tins. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • While cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the frosting. Cream together butter and cream cheese. Mix in the vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. When cinnamon rolls are finished baking, drizzle or spread frosting over rolls and serve.

Notes

Store in airtight container at room temperature up to three days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg