Gearing up for Another Giveaway with Cinnamon Rolls!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Food,Tutorials

The giveaway this month will be all products that will help you in your kitchen and pantry. We have some goodies from Oxo, Wilton, and Shelf Reliance.

To give you a little preview of a few of the great prizes Wilton will be giving away, I made the world’s yummiest cinnamon rolls. Since I can’t actually share a cinnamon roll with you, sharing the recipe and process is the next best thing.

These are just a few of the great Wilton products up for grabs in the  giveaway next week – a silicone baking mat, rolling pin, dough scraper, and cookie sheet. I’ve made these cinnamon rolls a million times before, and these 4 products have made the whole process so much easier! I didn’t know I needed a new rolling pin until I used this one – it’s heavy and very large, so rolling out the dough was super fast. And it’s silicone so you can dust it with flour to keep the dough from sticking and it works beautifully. Love it.


Top Secret Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


2 T yeast
1 c warm milk
½ c sugar
1/3 c oleo, melted
1 t salt
2 eggs
4 c flour


1 c brown sugar
2 ½ T cinnamon
1/3 c oleo, melted
nuts, raisins


1 stick oleo, soft
2 oz cream cheese
1 ½ c powdered sugar
½ t vanilla

1. For rolls, dissolve yeast in warm milk in large bowl.
2. Add sugar, oleo, salt, eggs, and flour and mix well.
3. Knead dough into a large ball. Cover and let rise about 1 hour.
4. Roll out on floured surface to about 21×16 and about ¼ inch thick.
5. Preheat oven to 400.
6. For filling, combine cinnamon and brown sugar, spread oleo over surface and sprinkle with cinnamon mixture.
7. Roll dough from 21 inch side.
8. Cut into 1 ¾ inch slices and place in a lightly greased pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly brown.
9. While rolls bake, combine icing ingredients and beat until fluffy.
10. When rolls slightly cool, coat generously with icing.

Makes 12


Top Secret Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Tutorial

After mixing the dough and letting it rise, roll the dough out on a Wilton silicone baking mat (or a well floured surface) with your new Wilton rolling pin. Roll the dough until it’s a large rectangle, 1/4″ thick.

The next thing to do is spread the filling over the dough. The recipe actually instructs you to spread the butter over the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar over that, but I like to mix all three ingredients up and then spread that mixture over the dough. Spreading is a little tough, though not too bad with a spatula, and the end result is phenomenal. It’s much gooier and more delicious this way.

Roll the dough into a log from one of the long ends of the rectangle. The Wilton dough scraper also made this process much easier than it’s ever been for me. Roll it tight and pat it down to be a uniform shape.

Finally, cut your log into pieces 3/4″ thick and lay on your baking sheet.

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, cover with cream cheese frosting, and enjoy!




I’ve written about these cinnamon rolls before because they’re so delicious. They’re easy to make now too, with a few basic baking products from Wilton. Enter the giveaway, but if you’re not the lucky winner, you can purchase any of these fabulous products at any craft store. Good luck to you all in the giveaway!

{Pictures taken with a Digital Canon Rebel XSi}

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aunt LoLo January 20, 2009 at 12:27 am

Oh, you’re making me hungry! This giveaway looks grear! I love Wilton stuff…and baking…and eating stuff baked with Wilton gear!

2 Carina January 20, 2009 at 2:01 am

A, I’m entering
B, Really? you don’t have to let the rolls rise again before baking them? Iiiiiinteresting.

3 Colleen January 20, 2009 at 5:58 am

Oh my heavens you are making me so hungry, those look delicious.

4 StampinCathy January 20, 2009 at 6:32 am

Now I’m hungry!! They look so yummy.

5 Jessica Griffin January 20, 2009 at 7:10 am

Oh Kelsey, those look delicious!!

6 Jingle January 20, 2009 at 7:50 am

These look SO yummy! And the giveaway goodies look like great ones!!!

7 Kellie January 20, 2009 at 7:51 am

Those look yummy, I will have to try those! And to have the right gear makes it all that much easier!

8 Steph L January 20, 2009 at 8:05 am

Those look so yummy!!! What great tools.

9 Raven January 20, 2009 at 8:21 am

Just wanted to say that these look fabulous and I will be making them this weekend for sure. And thanks for the tip about combining the butter and dry ingredients to spread on the dough–I’ve never heard that before. I’ll have to try it. Thanks for the great tutorial!

10 Connie C. January 20, 2009 at 8:29 am

Mmmm, my mouth is watering.

11 Jennifer January 20, 2009 at 8:52 am

MMMM… maybe I should have breakfast for lunch. So yummy loooking!

12 Becky January 20, 2009 at 8:57 am

Those look so yummy! I will have to make them!

13 Vicki A January 20, 2009 at 9:35 am

Oh my gosh, I am drooling on my desk! I love that rolling pin set; my husband was making cookies at Christmas and complaining that we needed a better rolling pin. If I don’t win, I better go check them out. Thanks. :)

14 Lisa Rounds January 20, 2009 at 9:59 am

Those look really yummy! I love your variety on your website; food, games, crafts, etc. Thanks for the inspirations!

15 melanie January 20, 2009 at 10:22 am

MMmmmm…really hungry now.

16 Georgia January 20, 2009 at 10:23 am

Yummmmmmmm! And, I do need those products!

17 judy brittle January 20, 2009 at 10:36 am

I’m home right now if you’d like to bring some cinnamon rolls. I’m pretty hungry!

18 Casey Toney January 20, 2009 at 10:43 am

ooohhhh….wow…what great timing… tupperware rolling mat has disappeared….and so will need to be replaced….(on my evergrowing “need to do list.”) so…certainly I would love to be your winner…otherwise…I will be making a purchase of the silicon mat….
thank you for the opportunity……
PS….I can smell those cinnamon rolls……talk about comfort food!

19 Sandy M January 20, 2009 at 11:05 am

I’m entering and trying these this evening. They look so Yummy!!!

20 Carolyn G January 20, 2009 at 11:16 am

I am entering and OMG those rolls look so good. Are you also sending the winner some of those? Or do we have to make them ourselves?

21 Karen January 20, 2009 at 11:32 am

I’m hungry and I can smell them through the computer, I’ll need to try these.

22 Tina January 20, 2009 at 11:35 am

Mmmmmm…….. those look so yummy. I would love to win your package and try the recipe out. But, if not, I am still going to try out the recipe!!!! Thanks for sharing.


23 jenny January 20, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I love cinnamon rolls. I think I would try a recipe that doesn’t require a second rise even if it means varying from tradition.

24 Jen T January 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Wow! My 4 kids LOVE cinnamon rolls, and of course so do I. These look great! Thanks for the giveaway, and thanks for sharing the recipe!

25 Kamie January 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I’ve never made homemade cinnamon rolls before, but I do love baking. I’m thinking this looks like a great recipe to start with–thanks for sharing!

26 Lisa J January 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for the give away. I love Wilton products…..I don’t have these yet……so pick me!!!!!

27 Andrea Shefferman January 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm

wow! That looks really good!!

28 wendy lust January 21, 2009 at 10:23 am

Those cinnamon rolls look so delicious! And what a great giveaway!

29 Kim Cronin January 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I’m going to try the recipe, wish me luck! This is a great giveaway!

30 Edna January 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Thanks for the tutorial. I will definitely have to try these! They look fabulous.

31 Nancy J. January 21, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Those look soo good! Great in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee. I can almost taste it now!

32 Keri January 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I could really use a new rolling pin. And the cinnamon rolls look perfect!

33 Marjorie Jumisco January 22, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Kelsey, you never cease to amaze me. Gearing up for starting this Spring semester full time has only allowed me to take quick peeks at Vanilla Joy. But seeing this one for the first time just now, well, hope to get these on the b’fast table this Sunday. Would be wonderful to own the true tools. True tools always make things taste better. Also, must agree, Best of 2008 was the pillowcase tutorial. Thanks for everything and have the bestest 2009 ever!

34 cathy January 25, 2009 at 1:00 am

I’m new to your blog, but it’s so cute!

35 Peggy Gorman January 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

I love the little waiting for the rolls,I am too!! They look great!

36 micha b March 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

thank you for posting this recipe. i finally tried it today with only minor tweaks and really loved it. the best cinnamon rolls i’ve made! thank you!!

37 Lori A. December 25, 2009 at 8:11 pm

MmmmMmmMM! Those look delicious!

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