Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls

We’re always on the hunt for the perfect cinnamon roll recipe, and we think we’ve finally found it with these sour cream cinnamon rolls. The dough is soft and fluffy, and the filling is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Plus, the addition of sour cream gives them a tangy twist that we can’t get enough of. When you bite into one of these warm, gooey rolls, the aroma of cinnamon and sugar fills your senses, and the creamy icing on top adds just the right amount of sweetness. These cinnamon rolls are perfect for a lazy weekend morning or a special occasion brunch. And the best part? They’re surprisingly easy to make! So grab your apron and let’s get baking.

Gather Your Ingredients

You’re about to embark on a delicious journey, so gather up all the key players for these sweet treats! To make sour cream cinnamon rolls, you’ll need all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sour cream, butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. It’s important to gather all the ingredients before you start mixing everything together. Trust me, it’ll make your life a lot easier in the long run. First, mix together the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients – sour cream and melted butter. Once both mixtures are ready, combine them together to form a dough. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it’s smooth and elastic. It’s important to let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out. Now, it’s time to prepare the filling. Mix together cinnamon and brown sugar. Roll out the dough into a rectangle and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over it. Roll the dough tightly and cut it into slices. Place the slices in a greased baking dish and let them rise for about 30 minutes. Finally, bake the rolls in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes until they’re golden brown and the filling is gooey. Serve warm and enjoy the heavenly aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls!

Make the Dough

Let’s whip up the perfect dough for these delectable treats! To begin, we need to combine warm milk, melted butter, sugar, salt, and yeast in a mixing bowl. Once combined, let it sit for a few minutes until the yeast activates and the mixture becomes foamy. Next, add in the eggs and sour cream, mixing until everything is fully incorporated. Now it’s time to gradually add in the flour, about 1 cup at a time, until the dough comes together and becomes smooth. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes until it’s elastic and no longer sticky. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour or until it doubles in size. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out into a large rectangle. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture on top. Roll the dough up tightly and slice it into individual rolls. Place the rolls in a greased baking dish and let them rise for another 30 minutes. Then bake in a preheated oven until golden brown and delicious. The soft and fluffy texture of the dough combined with the sweet and spicy cinnamon filling will make these sour cream cinnamon rolls a hit with everyone.

Prepare the Filling

Now it’s time to get the filling ready, so gather your favorite spices and indulge in the aromatic flavors that will elevate these treats to the next level. To start, we will need to mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. This mixture will create a perfect balance of sweetness and spice that will make your mouth water. Next, we will need to add a creamy element to the filling. For that, we will use sour cream, which will not only add a tangy flavor but also make the filling moist and delicious. Mix the sour cream into the sugar and cinnamon mixture until it forms a smooth paste. Finally, we can add some extra flavor to the filling by mixing in some chopped nuts or dried fruit. Pecans, walnuts, or almonds would work great, as well as raisins or cranberries. These extra ingredients will add a crunchy texture and a burst of flavor to every bite. Once the filling is ready, it’s time to spread it onto the dough and roll it up into delicious cinnamon rolls.

Roll and Fill the Dough

It’s time to roll and fill the dough, creating scrumptious treats that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. First, we need to roll out the dough into a large rectangle. Using a rolling pin, we gently press the dough outwards until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Next, it’s time to spread the filling over the dough. We use a spoon to evenly spread the sour cream cinnamon mixture, making sure to cover every inch of the dough. The aroma of cinnamon and sugar fills the air, making our mouths water in anticipation. Once the filling is spread, we carefully roll up the dough, starting from the long side. We roll the dough tightly, making sure the filling stays inside. Once it’s fully rolled up, we use a sharp knife to cut the dough into slices. The result is a tray full of beautiful, spiral-shaped cinnamon rolls, ready to be baked to perfection.

Cut and Bake the Rolls

You can almost smell the warm, gooey sweetness emanating from the oven as you carefully cut and place each slice onto the baking sheet, eagerly awaiting the moment when you can sink your teeth into these heavenly treats. The anticipation is almost too much to bear as you watch the rolls rise and turn a golden brown in the oven. The aroma of cinnamon and sugar fills the kitchen, making your mouth water even more. As you take the rolls out of the oven, you can see the melted butter and cinnamon oozing out of each roll, making them even more irresistible. The glaze you made earlier is now ready to be drizzled over the top, adding a perfect touch of sweetness. The rolls are still warm, and you can see the glaze slowly melting and dripping down the sides. You take a bite and are immediately transported to dessert heaven. The soft, fluffy texture of the roll combined with the gooey filling and sweet glaze is simply divine. As you savor each bite, you can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that you made these delicious cinnamon rolls from scratch. It’s moments like these that make all the effort and time worth it.

Add Icing and Enjoy!

With the finishing touch of a rich glaze, the warm and sweet pastry is ready to be savored and indulged in. After taking the cinnamon rolls out of the oven, it’s time to add the icing. We like to mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk together to create a smooth and creamy glaze. As we drizzle it over the cinnamon rolls, the aroma of cinnamon and sugar fills the air, making our mouths water in anticipation. As we take our first bite, the warm, gooey center of the cinnamon roll melts in our mouths. The creamy icing adds a perfect balance of sweetness and richness to the pastry. The cinnamon flavor is prominent, but not overpowering, making the rolls a perfect breakfast or dessert option. We savor every bite, enjoying the combination of textures and flavors. As we finish our last bite, we feel content and satisfied. The sour cream cinnamon rolls have been a success, and we can’t wait to make them again. We clean up the kitchen, feeling proud of our baking skills and happy to have enjoyed a delicious treat. The memory of the warm, sweet pastry and creamy icing lingers in our minds, making us look forward to the next time we can indulge in these delightful cinnamon rolls.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute sour cream with Greek yogurt or cream cheese in the recipe?

When it comes to baking, I love experimenting with different ingredients and finding new ways to make classic recipes. Recently, I was wondering if I could substitute sour cream with Greek yogurt or cream cheese in a recipe. After some research and testing, I discovered that both substitutions work great depending on the recipe. Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream in recipes that require a tangy flavor, while cream cheese works best in recipes that require a creamy texture. It’s important to keep in mind that the substitution may affect the taste and texture of the final product, so be sure to adjust the recipe accordingly. Overall, experimenting with substitutions can be a fun and creative way to put your own twist on classic recipes.

How long can I store the cinnamon rolls and how should I store them?

When it comes to storing cinnamon rolls, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, you’ll want to make sure they are completely cooled before attempting to store them. Once cooled, you can store them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. If you want them to last even longer, you can also freeze them. Just be sure to wrap them tightly and label them with the date so you know how long they’ve been in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply let them thaw at room temperature or pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up. Whether you’re storing them for a few days or a few months, with the right storage techniques, your cinnamon rolls will stay fresh and delicious for whenever you’re ready to indulge.

How do I adjust the recipe for high altitude baking?

When baking at high altitude, adjustments to recipes are necessary due to the lower air pressure. This can affect the rising and baking times, as well as the texture and flavor of the final product. To adjust a recipe for high altitude baking, it is recommended to decrease the amount of leavening agents, increase the liquid and flour, and reduce the sugar and oven temperature. It may take some trial and error to find the right adjustments for your specific location, but it’s worth it to achieve the perfect bake.

Can I make the dough and filling ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze them?

We love to save time in the kitchen by prepping ingredients ahead of time, and making dough and filling in advance can definitely come in handy. If you’re planning to make sour cream cinnamon rolls, you’ll be happy to know that both the dough and filling can be refrigerated or even frozen until you’re ready to bake. Simply wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours or in the freezer for up to a month. The filling can also be stored separately in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake, simply let the dough and filling come to room temperature before proceeding with the recipe. This can save you valuable time, especially if you’re planning to make these cinnamon rolls for a special occasion or holiday brunch.

Can I add nuts or raisins to the filling?

Adding nuts or raisins to the filling of cinnamon rolls is a delicious and easy way to elevate the classic pastry. We love the added crunch and sweetness that nuts and raisins bring to the filling, and it’s a great way to customize the recipe to your liking. Simply sprinkle your desired amount of chopped nuts or raisins onto the cinnamon sugar mixture before rolling up the dough. You can use any variety of nuts, such as pecans, walnuts, or almonds, and you can even mix in some dried fruit like cranberries or apricots for a fun twist. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you for this tasty addition.

Can Buttermilk Be Used in Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls?

Can Buttermilk Be Used in Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls? Yes, buttermilk can indeed be used as a substitute for sour cream in cinnamon rolls. It enhances the texture and flavor, resulting in deliciously moist and tender rolls. For a delightful twist, try pairing your cinnamon rolls with the irresistible triple chocolate buttermilk muffins recipe.


Well, folks, there you have it – our delicious sour cream cinnamon rolls are ready to be devoured! As we sit here, savoring the warm, gooey goodness of these freshly baked treats, I can’t help but reflect on the journey that brought us here. From gathering our ingredients to rolling out the dough, every step was a labor of love – and it shows in the final product. As I take another bite, I’m struck by the perfect balance of flavors and textures – the tangy sour cream, the sweet cinnamon, the soft and pillowy dough. I can taste the care and attention that went into each and every roll, and it brings a smile to my face. These cinnamon rolls aren’t just a breakfast treat – they’re a celebration of the joys of cooking, of sharing delicious food with the people we love, of taking a moment to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. So, whether you’re baking these cinnamon rolls for yourself or to share with others, I hope you take a moment to savor the experience. Enjoy the smell of warm cinnamon wafting through your kitchen, the sight of golden-brown rolls cooling on the counter, the feel of soft dough between your fingers. And most of all, enjoy the taste of these incredible sour cream cinnamon rolls – a true feast for the senses. Happy baking, friends!

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