Garnett's Famous Cinnamon Rolls from the Kitchen of Becky James

My mother-in-law’s cinnamon rolls were known throughout the town. She would make them for fundraising auctions, and they always went for top dollar.
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Garnett's Famous Cinnamon Rolls from the Kitchen of Becky James

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My mother-in-law was an amazing cook and enjoyed making food for those she loved. She would find out a meal or treat you loved and then have that ready for you the next time you stopped by. Her cinnamon rolls were known throughout the town. She would make them for fundraising auctions, and they always went for top dollar.



For the Dough:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 4 large eggs
  • 11-13 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Milk


To make the Cinnamon Rolls:

  1. Begin by heating the milk in a medium saucepan until the milk is scalded.
  2. Pour the milk into the bowl of an electric mixer with the dough hook attachment.
  3. Add butter, sugar and salt to the milk.
  4. Mix until the butter is melted.
  5. Let the mixture cool until warm. Make sure it isn’t hot still or you will cook your eggs or kill your yeast.
  6. Next, add the yeast and eggs and mix until combined.
  7. Gradually add the flour. You’ll know when you have enough flour because the the dough will pull from the the sides of the bowl.
  8. Let the electric mixer knead the dough for 2-3 minutes.
  9. While the mixer is kneading the dough, lightly grease a large bowl.
  10. Transfer the dough to the bowl and cover with light flour sack towel.
  11. Let the dough rise until doubled in size.
  12. Once the dough has doubled its size, divide the dough in half.
  13. Roll each portion of dough into an 20-inch by 12-inch rectangle.
  14. Spread one stick of melted butter over each rectangle.
  15. Make the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture and then sprinkle half of it over each rectangle. Roll up the cinnamon rolls as tightly as possible lengthwise, pinching the seam lightly to seal.
  16. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough of one long roll, into 12-1 inch slices.
  17. Repeat with the second long roll of dough.
  18. Place the rolls evenly spaced on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 12 rolls per pan.
  19. Cover the pan with flour sack towel and let the rolls rise until double. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  20. Bake the rolls for about 18-22 minutes until only very slightly golden on top. Let the rolls cool almost completely in the pan before frosting.
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To make the Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add the vanilla, and salt and mix until combined.
  3. Gradually add the powdered sugar.
  4. Mix until thick and creamy.
  5. Add milk a tablespoon at a time until the frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  6. Spread the cooled cinnamon rolls with frosting.
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Becky, Jamie, and Nikkala are the ladies behind The Crafting Chicks—a creative DIY blog. They create fun family ideas that have stood the test of time, with over 21 million page views. You can follow them at, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


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