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Cinnamon Honey Butter Dinner Rolls

Warm, soft, tender and slathered in cinnamon spiced honey buttery goodness, these Cinnamon Honey Butter Dinner Rolls are the baked good of your dreams! Each bite of these slightly sweetened rolls is like biting into a pillow!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Resting Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 rolls
Calories: 206kcal


For the Dough

  • 5 cups all purpose flour plus 1/4 cup for shaping
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted (plus 1 tbsp, softened, for pan)
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 yolk beaten
  • 3 tbsp honey

For the Cinnamon Honey Butter

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


For the Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix 4 cups of flour, sugar, salt and yeast together with a wooden spoon. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients.
  • Heat milk in saucepan over medium heat until very warm (110-120F), but not scalding.
  • Add milk to the well along with melted butter, eggs and honey. Stir together until evenly mixed. The dough will look like thick muffin batter. Start adding the remaining cup of flour in 1/4 cup increments, watching closely as a tacky dough forms. Use your hands to continue to combine the dough for about 5-8 additional minutes until a stiffer and tacky dough forms (you can also knead for additional time here if you want a softer product in the end). You want to make sure the flour is incorporated and the dough is soft to the touch and only slightly sticky.
  • Cover lightly with plastic wrap and a wet towel and place in a warm spot to proof, until doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350F degrees and place the rack in center position.
  • Grease 13x9 inch pan with 1 tablespoon softened butter.
  • Lightly flour work surface. Remove dough from bowl and cut into three large, even pieces. Cut thirds into six pieces each.
  • Place the ball of dough on the work surface, cupping your hands gently over the dough, press slightly and work in a circular motion to shape into a tight round.
  • Place rolls in the prepared pan. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and wet towel and return to a warm place until rolls are doubled in size, about 35 minutes.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and place in a preheated oven. Bake until golden brown, or until a thermometer registers 190-200F, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool in a pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Top with cinnamon honey butter (recipe follows). Serve immediately.

For the Cinnamon Honey Butter

  • In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, honey, ground cinnamon, and salt until well combined.


Properly stored, homemade dinner rolls will keep for 4-5 days at room temperature. Cool the leftover rolls thoroughly before tucking them away in a large plastic storage bag or container. Alternatively, you can wrap the rolls in foil and freeze for longer storage (up to 3 months). To thaw, remove the rolls from the freezer, loosen the foil, and allow to sit at room temperature overnight.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg