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Welcome to a delightful journey of homemade goodness with our recipe for Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls with Honey Cinnamon Butter. These pillowy rolls, coupled with the irresistible sweetness of honey cinnamon butter, are sure to elevate any meal or occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe promises simplicity and satisfaction in every bite. Let’s dive into the art of baking these heavenly rolls from scratch.


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 package or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the board
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted plus 1/4 cup butter, melted (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Honey Cinnamon Butter:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Allow the yeast to proof and begin to activate while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Using a stand mixer or food processor, combine the flour, egg, 1/3 cup melted butter, and salt. Add the milk mixture and process until you have a smooth dough; it will be stickier and wetter than regular bread dough.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turn the dough to grease all sides, and cover with a towel. Let rise until it has doubled in size.
  4. When the dough has doubled, punch it down and turn it out on a floured board. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough into a large, flat rectangle approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 16 portions with a sharp knife and place on a greased baking sheet. Let rise again until doubled.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the rolls for 10 minutes on the greased baking sheet. They will be light brown when removed from the oven.
  7. If desired, brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining 1/4 cup melted butter before serving.
  8. Prepare honey cinnamon butter by combining butter, cinnamon, honey, and powdered sugar until well blended.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

  1. Can I use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast?
    • Yes, you can. Simply skip the proofing step and mix the instant yeast directly with the dry ingredients.
  2. Can I make the dough in advance and refrigerate it overnight?
    • Absolutely! After the first rise, you can shape the rolls, cover them tightly, and refrigerate overnight. Let them come to room temperature before baking.
  3. Can I freeze the rolls for later use?
    • Certainly! Once baked and cooled, you can freeze the rolls in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw and reheat before serving.
  4. How do I know when the rolls are done baking?
    • They should be golden brown on top and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  5. Can I substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour?
    • Yes, you can, but the texture may be denser. Consider using half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour for better results.
  6. Can I omit the egg from the recipe?
    • While the egg adds richness and helps with texture, you can omit it if necessary. The rolls may be slightly less tender.
  7. Can I adjust the sweetness of the honey cinnamon butter?
    • Of course! Feel free to add more or less honey and powdered sugar to suit your taste preferences.
  8. Can I make smaller or larger rolls?
    • Absolutely! Adjust the size of the portions accordingly, keeping in mind that baking times may vary.


  1. Ensure your yeast is fresh and active for the best rise.
  2. Use warm milk (not hot) to activate the yeast effectively.
  3. Allow the dough to rise in a warm, draft-free environment for optimal results.
  4. Brushing the rolls with melted butter after baking adds extra flavor and a beautiful sheen.

With these simple steps, you’ll soon be indulging in the heavenly aroma and fluffy texture of homemade dinner rolls, perfectly complemented by the delectable honey cinnamon butter. Enjoy the satisfaction of baking from scratch and the joy of sharing these irresistible treats with your loved ones. Happy baking!

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