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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting made overnight for easy of cooking.
Prep Time1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Vanessa


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding , and milk called for to prepare it
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour (plus more as needed)


  • 1/2 cup butter , softened to room temperature
  • 1 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • 4 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • In a small bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, make pudding mix according to package directions. Use only half of the pudding mix for this recipe. Reserve the other half in the fridge to eat later.
  • Add butter, eggs and salt to the pudding mixture and mix well.
  • Add the yeast mixture and mix together. Gradually add flour; knead until smooth. Add additional flour until dough is soft but not sticky.
  • Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Onto a floured surface, roll dough until it's about 1/4 inch thick. Take 1/2 cup soft butter and spread over surface.
  • In bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the top. Roll up very tightly starting with the long end. Cut rolls of about 1 and 1/2 inches with thread or serrated knife.
  • Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake remove from the fridge and allow rolls to rise.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove when they start to turn golden brown.
  • Frost rolls after rolls have cooled just a couple of minutes. You still want to frost them while they're warm just not super hot.
  • Frosting: Mix together cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, confectioners' sugar and milk. Add more milk as needed.


Recipe adopted from The Girl Who Ate Everything.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 619IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg