American Cinnamon Rolls

TYPE : American
Sweet Bread
YIELD : 12 rolls
CALORIES : 566 kcal
PREP TIME : 20 minutes
COOK TIME : 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME : 3 hours 40 minutes


  • 1/2 batch of Vetebröd (Swedish Sweet Bread) (my recipe here)
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn or potato starch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick (50 g) soft butter

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 tbsp soft butter
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) powdered sugar


  • Prepare the dough as described and allow to rise until double the size (about 2 hours).
  • Mix brown sugar, starch and cinnamon.
  • Flatten the dough with a rolling pin, spread with butter and add the sugar mix. Press down on it lightly with the rolling pin to make it stick to the surface.
  • Roll up the dough and cut it into 12 equal slices. Transfer to a lined 15 x 13 inch (40 x 30 cm) baking tray and prove until double the size (about 1 hour).
  • Meanwhile, set the oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare the frosting by stirring the ingredients until smooth.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Spread the frosting onto the rolls while still hot out of the oven.


These rolls are a heavily influenced by Cleobuttera’s recipe and I highly recommend her blog, which has beautiful pictures as well as great recipes.

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