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Cinnamon Buns Recipe!

Looking for something yummy to bake while stuck inside by the rain? Try these cinnamon buns from scratch! This recipe takes about three hours, but about an hour and a half of the time is just leaving the dough to rest!


  • Stand mixer 
  • 2 small bowls 
  • A rolling pin 


  • Brown sugar 
  • White sugar
  • Yeast 
  • Egg 
  • Sour cream 
  • AP flour 
  • Baking powder 
  • Milk 
  • Salt
  • Butter 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Cloves
  • Vanilla extract 

Step 1: Preparing the yeast mixture: To make the yeast mixture, place 1 cup of warm water into a stand mixer with 1 tablespoon of yeast and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Stir slightly. Cover with a cloth and let it rest for 10 minutes. 

  • 1 cup of warm water 
  • 1 tbsp of yeast 
  • 1 tbsp sugar


Step 2: Making the dough: After the yeast mixture is done resting, add in the sugar, egg, sour cream, baking powder, salt, milk, and all purpose flour. Still in the stand mixture, knead the dough on high for two to three minutes, and then add ⅓ cup of room temperature unsalted butter, and knead the dough for another ten minutes, or until the dough is smooth. Add the dough to a bowl lightly coated in oil, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise for one hour. 

  • ¼ cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • ½ cup sour cream 
  • 4 ½ cups of AP flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • ⅓ cup of butter (room temperature) 


Step 3: Making the filling: Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, and vanilla extract into a bowl. If the mixture is too liquidy, add more brown sugar. It should be noted that the filling will slightly solidify as it sets. 

  • ½ cup of melted butter
  • 1 ¼ – 2 cups packed brown sugar 
  • 2 ½ tsp cinnamon 
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


Step 4: Making the cinnamon buns: Once the dough has risen for an hour, punch it down and place it onto a clean counter or a silicone mat. Sprinkle some flour on the clean surface before placing the dough, and sprinkle some more flour onto your rolling pin. Roll out the dough until it is about half an inch thick. Spread the filling evenly over the flattened dough, and tightly roll. Using floss, cut the dough into evenly sized buns. (To use the floss to cut the dough, wrap it around the entirety of the rolled dough, grab the opposite sides of the floss, and pull.) Place into a prepared baking pan, greased with either canola oil spray or butter. Cover the pan with a cloth and let it rest for half an hour. Preheat the oven to 350°F while the buns are resting. Place the buns in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Once the cinnamon buns are out of the oven, allow them to cool for at least 10 minutes before adding the glaze.


Step 5: Making the glaze: Combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk in a bowl. If the glaze is too thick, add another tablespoon of milk, and if it is too watery, add more powdered sugar. Once the cinnamon buns are out of the oven, let them cool slightly before you pour the glaze evenly over them. 

  • 2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 4 tbsp of milk 

Then serve and enjoy!!

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Christiana Cino
Christiana Cino, Co Opinion Editor
Christiana is a senior and this is her second year on the Fourth Estate staff. She is the Co-Opinion Editor and mainly writes in the Opinion Section. The topics she is passionate about include women's rights, DEI issues, mental health, and gun violence. While a majority of her articles are in the Opinion Section, she often enjoys writing in the feature section as well. Outside of class, Christiana finds joy in baking and doing ceramics.
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