Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

This Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls Recipe is going to be a huge hit with kids and adults alike! The cream cheese is added to the dough as a filling before baking and the buns become light and fluffy with a gooey filling. Satisfaction in every bite.

Soft buttery cream cheese cinnamon rolls recipe dusted with powdered sugar.

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These homemade cinnamon rolls are perfect and truly the best buns recipe! The rolls are so light, soft and fluffy. The cinnamon cream cheese filling makes the rolls so gooey and sticky, the perfect cinnamon roll! Since the cream cheese is added as a filling, it’s so much quicker to make these buns when compared to traditional cinnamon buns and lighter in calories. 

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Cinnamon rolls in a baking sheet, dusted with powdered sugar.

How to Make Cinnamon Buns Dough from Scratch-

  1. In a saucepan, heat milk, sugar and salt. Remove from heat and add whisked eggs.   
  2. Add yeast, give the mixture a quick stir.
  3. Cover the bowl and set aside for the yeast to activate about 3 minutes.
  4. Add sifted flour.
  5. Mix until dough is soft, slightly sticky and flour is well incorporated.
  6. Cover dough and set aside to rise 1 hour, the dough will double in size.

How to prepare the dough for these sweet cinnamon rolls.

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls Recipe-

  • Prepare the filling: In a bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese and sugar. Set aside.
  • Divide dough into two equal parts.
  • Roll out the dough in a large rectangle.
  • Generously spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the dough.
  • Dust with half of the cinnamon and half of the flour. TIP: dusting with flour helps the cream cheese stay intact and not ooze to the bottom of rolls.

How to prepare and spread the cream cheese in cinnamon rolls.

  • Roll up the dough and pinch edges to seal.  Cut into 12 slices (15 if you want smaller buns).
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients, you will have a total of 24 large buns.
  • If you like a strong taste of cinnamon, sprinkle tops of rolls with additionals cinnamon.
  • Cover pan and allow rolls to rise 30 minutes, until doubled in size.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes, until tops of buns are crispy.
  • ENJOY!

Step-by-step instructions how to prepare roll and cut cinnamon rolls.

I hope you loved this homemade cinnamon rolls recipe! Don’t forget to comment below if you give these a try.

TOOLS used for this recipe: baking pans, rolling pin, whisk, icing spatula, mixing bowls, hand mixer

Three cinnamon rolls on parchment paper with a cup of milk.

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5 from 1 vote
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Rise Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins
 

Homemade Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls Recipe. Soft and fluffy buns with a cinnamon cream cheese filling. These buns from scratch are so easy to make!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 rolls
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs, whisked
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp all-purpose flour, sifted
Milk mixture-
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • tsp table salt
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp active dry yeast
Cream cheese filling-
  • 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp (16 Tbsps total)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. For easier clean-up, cover 2 9"x13" baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. On the stovetop, in a saucepan, combine milk, salt and sugar. Heat until milk is warm but not hot. 

  3. Remove from heat and add whisked eggs. 

  4. Add yeast and stir, cover and set aside for yeast to activate, about 3 minutes.

  5. Add flour and mix until flour is well incorporated, soft and slightly sticky. 

  6. Cover dough and allow to rise for one hour.

  7. Prepare the filling. In a bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese and sugar. Beat until creamy. Set aside.

  8. Dust working surface generously with flour. Divide the dough into two equal parts.

  9. Roll out dough into a large rectangle to about 18"x14". Spread half of cream cheese mixture on top of dough. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon and flour.

  10. Lightly roll up the dough. Gently cut into 12 pieces (15 if you want the buns smaller). Place buns onto the baking pan.

  11. Repeat with remaining ingredients.  Cover pans, allow to rise for 30 minutes.

  12. In a preheated oven to 375°F, bake 18-22 minutes, until tops of buns are golden brown. 

  13. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, optional.

  14. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 62mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Yelena 12/19/2018, 11:56 am

    Hi Valentina, can you please clarify step 9 you indicated to sprinkle with half of the cinnamon and flour. In the ingredients it lists 2 Tbsp of cinnamon and the flour in 2 portions the larger for the dough so is it only 1/4tsp of flour with 1Tbsp of cinnamon that you sprinkle above the filling?
    Thanks

    • Valentina's Corner 12/19/2018, 1:10 pm

      Hi, Yelena! I am sorry for the confusion, I’ll note that in the recipe card. Yes, you’ll just halve the cinnamon and flour per rolled out dough. So as you stated, sprinkle 1 Tbsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp flour over the filling. 🙂 I’m so excited for you to try these rolls. You’ll in for a treat. <3

  • Dana 12/16/2018, 7:30 pm

    Wow!!! Looks so delicious!!!! It’s next on my list!!!

    • Valentina's Corner 12/16/2018, 10:42 pm

      Dana, these rolls are going to become a huge hit! <3

  • Yelena 12/15/2018, 11:54 pm

    Hi,

    Can I prep these the night before and then bake them the next day?

    • Valentina's Corner 12/16/2018, 10:09 pm

      Hi, Yelena! I’ve never tried preparing them the night before, therefore am not sure. Sorry! If you try making them the previous night, please let me know how they turn out. 🙂

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