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cinnamon rolls with cream cheese on top

No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls (So Easy)

Easy cinnamon rolls are made with no-need-to-knead dough. Despite the short cut, these rolls come out ultra-fluffy and perfectly sweet. 
Course Dessert, Pastries
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon rolls, easy cinnamon rolls, no knead cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 480kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin






  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, leaving flower for later. Whisk together to combine.
    flour with egg and butter
  • Add in the flour. Stir until you don’t see any more of the dry bits of flour. The dough doesn't need to look perfect, as it will do it's magic while standing for 12 hours.
    flour with liquid in a bowl
  • Cover (not airtight) and place it in the refrigerator overnight, or up to 4 days. The longer you let it sit around in the refrigerator, the better tasting the dough will be.
    bowl with cinnamon rolls dough and a wrap
  • For the filling, combine sugar and cinnamon together. Melt butter in a separate jar.
    melted butter in a cup and cinnamon with sugar in a bowl
  • Dust the counter with flour and roll out the dough into a rectangular shape using a rolling pin. 
    rolled out cinnamon rolls dough
  • Spread the filling evenly on the surface. Roll it up, starting with the long side.
    rolled out dough with butter and cinnamon sugar
  • Flour knife and cut unto 12 even pieces. Place the rolls onto to buttered baking pan, cover with a towel and let it rest for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 350 °F and let it bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.
    baked cinnamon rolls on a baking sheet
  • Combine powdered sugar with softened cream cheese and vanilla extract. Whisk until the topping is fully smooth and creamy.
    powdered sugar with vanilla and cream cheese in a bowl
  • Apply the topping over the cinnamon rolls and serve right away.
    cinnamon rolls with cream cheese on top


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg