Register    Reset Password

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Submitted by: charleycooke on December 19, 2010
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

I make these Overnight Cinnamon Rolls every year for part of our Christmas morning breakfast. I love them because they are ready and waiting for you.

Attribution Link

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: about 2 dozen

Prep Time: 2 hours plus overnight   Cook Time: 20-25 minutes  


1 1/4 cups warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
4-4 1/2 cups flour
Filling and Cream Cheese Icing


Mix the water, sugar and yeast together. Stir; let sit 5 minutes. Add the egg, oil and salt. Mix. Add the flour a cup at a time. Add flour until the dough is a cohesive ball and no longer sticky. It may take a bit more or a bit less than the recipe calls for. In no time you will have a feel for it and won’t think twice anymore about how much to add!

Knead for 5 minutes, place into a greased bowl, let raise for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

Punch down the dough, roll it into a 9×11 inch rectangle.

For the Filling–

1/3 cup butter or margarine (tub margarine works the very best!)
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Spread the dough with the butter, sprinkle with the cinnamon and spread the brown sugar evenly over the top of it all. Roll up like a jelly roll (think a Swiss roll snack cake). Take a piece of string or dental floss and slide it under one end of the rolled up dough. Bring it up and cross it over at the top slicing through the dough. Cut into about 1 1/2 inch pieces and place into a greased 9×13 baking dish.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, take the rolls out and pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes.

For the Cream Cheese Icing–

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or maple flavoring

While the rolls are baking, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and flavoring together. Mix until well combined; set aside. When the rolls are done, spread immediately with cream cheese frosting. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Categories: Breads, Holiday, Rolls

Did you make this recipe? Share your photo here:

Make sure the page has finished loading before you upload a photo.

Max photo size is 512KB. The best size to upload is 500 x 375 pixels.

By uploading a photo, you attest that this photo belongs to you. If you are uploading a photo that does not belong to you, please provide documentation that you have permission to use the photo to FBRblog(at) or the photo will not be approved.

Other recipes you may enjoy:


3 reviews | Get new review notifications:

Subscribe via RSS Feed

Subscribe without commenting

  1. 12-25

    This was a hit at our Christmas brunch this morning! The icing was wonderful. Everyone said this was a keeper. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. 12-25

    Made these rolls last night for this morning…first time, but definitely not the last time I’m making cinnamon rolls.
    I made one as in the recipe, with cream cheese frosting, and the other I just glazed….both were amazing, but the glazed ones looked sooo much prettier.
    Thanks for a great make ahead recipe for special mornings!

  3. 8-21

    I made these, but veganized the recipe. Soo good. Instead of the egg, I used 1/4 of a banana mashed, for the butter, I used Best Life butter made with olive oil, I used 1/4 cup of vanilla sugar, and for the frosting, I used a dash of vanilla soy milk mixed with powdered sugar. I tried to stick with the recipe as best I could, just made some substitutions. Great vegan cinnamon rolls! Yeah!

Leave a Review

You must be registered to post a review or comment.

Already registered? Use the login form at the top of the page.

Search Farm Bell Recipes


If you would like to help support the overhead costs of this website, you may donate. Thank you!

We Want to Meet You

Farm Bell Recipes is all about you! If you're a member of our community and have been submitting recipes and/or blog posts to Farm Bell Recipes, we want to meet you!
Go to Meet the Cook and submit the form to be featured.

Canning Tutorials

Recent Reviews and Comments

Latest on the Forum

The Farmhouse Table

The Canning Pot

Sign up for the
Chickens in the Road Newsletter

Thanks for being part of our community!