Cousin Samantha’s Sinful Cinnamon Rolls

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There’s nothing quite as comforting and indulgent as sinking your teeth into a warm, gooey Cousin Samantha’s Sinful Cinnamon Roll. These heavenly treats are the perfect way to spoil yourself and your loved ones, especially on those lazy weekend mornings when you crave something sweet and satisfying.

Though the process of making cinnamon rolls may seem intimidating, fear not! With a little patience and a few simple tricks, you’ll be whipping up these decadent delights in no time.

What sets Cousin Samantha’s Sinful Cinnamon Rolls apart from your average cinnamon roll? The answer lies in the dough, the filling, and the glaze. Every component plays a crucial role in creating that irresistible melt-in-your-mouth texture and rich, buttery flavor.

First, let’s talk about the dough. In this recipe, you’ll be using a yeasted dough that is enriched with butter and milk. This creates a tender, slightly chewy texture that is perfect for holding up the generous filling. It’s important to be patient when working with yeasted dough, as it needs time to rise and develop its flavor.

Next up is the filling. A blend of brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter creates a rich, caramel-like layer that oozes and melts as the rolls bake. The secret to Cousin Samantha’s filling is the generous amount of cinnamon used, giving the rolls their iconic flavor and warmth.

Finally, the glaze. No cinnamon roll is complete without a luscious glaze drizzled on top. In this recipe, you’ll be using a simple mix of powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk (or cream, if you’re feeling extra indulgent) to create a silky, sweet topping that takes these rolls to the next level.

Now that you know what makes these cinnamon rolls so special, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Remember, practice makes perfect – and the more you make these Sinful Cinnamon Rolls, the better they’ll become.

Once you’ve mastered the art of making Cousin Samantha’s Sinful Cinnamon Rolls, you’ll find that they are the perfect addition to any brunch or special occasion. Your friends and family will be begging for the recipe, and you’ll be known as the go-to cinnamon roll expert in your circle.

So why wait any longer? Treat yourself and your loved ones to the ultimate cinnamon roll experience with Cousin Samantha’s Sinful Cinnamon Rolls. You’ll thank yourself (and Cousin Samantha) with every bite.

Cousin Samantha’s Sinful Cinnamon Rolls

Course: BreakfastCuisine: American


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Indulge in the ultimate cinnamon roll experience with these rich, gooey, and utterly irresistible treats.


  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Stir until sugar dissolves. Allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm, then add the active dry yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy.
  • Gradually add the flour and salt to the milk mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out on a floured surface into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the butter. Starting from the long side, roll the dough tightly into a log. Cut the log into 12 equal slices.
  • Place the slices, cut side down, in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cinnamon rolls.
  • Serve the cinnamon rolls warm and enjoy!


  • You can prepare the cinnamon rolls the night before and let them rise in the refrigerator overnight. Simply remove them from the fridge and let them come to room temperature before baking.
  • Store any leftover cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat individual cinnamon rolls in the microwave for 15-20 seconds for a warm and gooey treat.

Cousin Samantha’s Sinful Cinnamon Rolls pair well with a variety of dishes, making them perfect for breakfast or brunch. Serve them alongside a savory breakfast casserole or quiche to balance out the sweetness. For a lighter option, enjoy these cinnamon rolls with a fresh fruit salad or a yogurt parfait. A cup of coffee, tea, or a tall glass of milk complements the rich, gooey cinnamon rolls perfectly.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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