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How to Make Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins

Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Oven
  • Mixer
  • 9X13 inch pan


Dough Ingredients

  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of instant yeast
  • 3 cups of All-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Cinnamon Roll Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of raisins (optional)

Glaze Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk


  • First, in a large bowl add 1 tablespoon  of instant yeast,  2 tablespoons of white granulated sugar,  1 teaspoon of salt,  3 tablespoons of unsalted softened butter, 1 egg, and 1 cup of warm milk.
  • Mix everything together on low speed.  
  • Begin to add your 3 cups of all-purpose flour into the dough, and  increase the speed to medium.
  • Once your dough is finished it should be soft and tacky, and  should not stick to your hands at all.
  • Then, place your dough in a greased mixing bowl and cover it with a towel for about an hour.  Since your dough recipe contains yeast, this will allow your dough  time to rise.

Cinnamon Roll Filling

  • The filling only contains three ingredients; brown sugar,  ground cinnamon, and melted butter.
  • After you've let your dough rise, roll out your dough, and spread 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter on it.
  • Once you've  finished sprinkling on your 1 cup of brown sugar and  2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon, you can begin to add 1/2 cup of raisins (if you desire).
  • After you've added in filling ingredients, then you will begin to tightly roll your dough.
  • Continue to roll your dough and then you can use a knife to cut your dough into one-inch slices.
  • Lightly grease a pan or parchment paper, and  preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place your cinnamon rolls onto the lightly greased pan or parchment paper for about 30 minutes, to allow them to puff before you put them in the oven.
  • They will cook for about 25- 30  minutes, or until the tops are a light golden brown.

Making the Cream Cheese Glaze

  • First, you will mix  4 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of  softened unsalted butter in a bowl until it's light and fluffy.
  • Then you can add 1 to 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  • The 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk is added to give the drizzle effect, so make sure that you're adding in enough.
  • After you remove your cinnamon rolls from the oven, you can drizzle them with  your homemade glaze.



These delicious homemade cinnamon rolls with raisins and homemade cream cheese glaze, are ready to be enjoyed by you and your loved ones. I would also recommend a nice cup of hot coffee or tea to go with this yummy treat!
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