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Cinnamon Raisin Rolls
Prep Time
1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 envelope 2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water 110 degrees F
  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for flouring surface
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter. softened
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Icing:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Combine yeast, 1 tsp. sugar and warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. Let sit for 5 minutes or until it begins to foam. Add 1/4 cup sugar, milk, 4 Tbsp. butter, egg and salt and mix until combined. On low speed, gradually add flour. Increase speed to medium high and mix for 7-8 minutes until dough comes together in a ball. Place the dough into a large bowl sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  2. While dough is rising, prepare filling. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and butter until well blended.
  3. Spray a 9x13 pan (or a 9-inch round pan) with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. On a generously floured work surface, roll dough out to a 12x18 rectangle by about 1/4 inch thick. Spread the filling mixture over dough. Sprinkle with the raisins, slightly pressing them into the dough. Starting at one long side, roll the dough carefully and tightly like a jelly roll to the other end, pinching the seam to seal. Cut the dough into 12 1 1/2 inch slices. Place in prepared pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise again for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. While rolls are baking make icing. Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Whisk together until smooth. Spread over warm rolls.