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“conference” cinnamon rolls

by Shawni
My kids eyes light up when General Conference comes around.

I’d love to say it’s mostly because they get to listen to hours of spiritual inspiration on television.

(Someday they’ll join me in glee at that prospect…I LOVE conference…you can watch, listen or watch it HERE.)

But for now I think that light in their eyes comes particularly from this knowledge:

In our family conference = cinnamon rolls.

I love the ones we make cause they’re quick and you don’t have to waste time with letting them rise two times like most recipes.

And I have Bobette to thank for that.

I don’t know who Bobette is, but her name is on the recipe, so thank you Bobette!

I’ve had a few people ask for the recipe so here you go:

2 cubes of butter (1 cup)
2 c. milk
1/2 c. tap-hot water
2 heaping tbs. yeast
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
7 c. flour
1 egg, beaten
brown sugar (for sprinkling on the dough before rolling…I use between 1/4 and a 1/2 cup)
cinnamon (about 2 tsp.)

Dissolve yeast and the warm water, set aside. Melt butter in microwave. Warm milk in microwave. Combine butter and milk. Add the yeast to the milk mixture until well mixed. Add the beaten egg.

Slowly add the remaining ingredients and mix until dough separates from the bowl. Knead the dough for two minutes on low speed.

Let the dough rise (45 min-1 hour).

 Roll out into two rectangles. Butter dough and sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins (optional…I don’t do raisins).

Roll up and slice through with dental floss (works so great, just put it around the outside of the roll, cross it over on top and pull it tight). 
Place on cookie sheet with a little room for growth in the oven.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes (nope, you don’t even have to have them rise again).

Frost with butter-cream frosting:

1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar
3-4 tbs. half and half (I just use milk)

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Slowly add half and half (or milk), while beating until you get a smooth, spreadable consistency.


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Marci April 18, 2012 - 3:27 pm

thank you for this recipe! We've been trying to find a great recipe specifically for conference, and this sounds like it may just be the winner! Can't wait to try this!

Melinda April 18, 2012 - 3:33 pm

My husband loves cinnamon rolls but I haven't found a good recipe yet so I'm excited to try this. Thanks for posting, plus that is a awesome tradition, yummy food just makes life better.

Ingrid April 18, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Let me get this straight: after buttering the rectangles and sprinkling w/ brown sugar and cinnamon, you roll the up and slice them, then put them straight into the oven with no rising at all? Hooray! Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite treats ever and I never make them because they are too the consuming. No longer! Thanks!

SydneyMin April 18, 2012 - 4:59 pm

Looks good, Shawni!

Jen April 18, 2012 - 5:46 pm

yum! thanks 🙂 love your blog!

Jennifer April 18, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Oh yummy….I've never tried making homemade cinnamon rolls. I'll have to try this recipe and see how I do. Thanks for sharing!

Eyrealm April 18, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Mmmm, we're at the Saskatoon airport drooling over these cinnamon rolls! We're waiting for a flight with nothing but vending machines surrounding us that only take Canadian dollars. Mmmm what we would give for one of those cinnamon rolls! See you tonight!

Anonymous April 18, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Yum! Have you ever tried cream cheese frosting on them? I love that even more than buttercream, and that's saying something.

Bindi April 18, 2012 - 11:44 pm

Will try these today! Sound perfect for the early morning seminary kids I teach who are always ravenous.

Susan R April 19, 2012 - 12:53 am

Your cinnamon rolls look like they would be fantabulous, but you have to go to my blog and check out the recipe I posted for 10 second cinnamon rolls. Seriously….they are so easy I got up and made them in 30 minutes for my kiddos for breakfast this morning. Old fashioned, homemade are always best, but these other ones are great if you don't have a lot of time.

jane October 10, 2016 - 7:01 pm

Please share these too! janelsmith.jls@gmail.com


Jacquelyn Grandy April 19, 2012 - 1:39 pm

I love cooking breakfast treats for the kids on the weekend. I am going to give these cinnamon rolls a try as they look super easy and if your crew devours them, I am sure my kids will as well 🙂

Unknown April 19, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Made them this morning. FABULOUS! I used bread flower so they were extra fluffy. Started the dough at 7 am and was eating the first batch at 8:30. Made 36 rolls 1 – 1 1/2 inches wide (3 pans). I think I ate an entire pan single-handedly.

casa amarela ideias April 23, 2012 - 9:37 am

pHi Shawni. These cinnamonrolls are a winner. We tried and tested a few recipes. Your cinnamonrolls are really yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Have a wonderful week. God bless you-Greetings from Mozambique, Willemijn http://www.casa-amarela-ideias.blogspot.com

Mindy September 21, 2012 - 5:13 am

Hi Shawni! I saw your copyright notice at the bottom, so I wanted to see if it was okay that I posted the recipe and picture on my blog. I just did a post about General Conference ideas with kids – busybliss.blogspot.com

If you want me to erase that part I totally can! Thanks!!

Shannon October 7, 2012 - 7:11 pm

I made these today for Sunday Conference. They turned out amazing!! I am not a bread maker – somehow I always mess it up, and it never works. I've tried making Cinnamon Rolls for years and they've never worked. These worked! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. 🙂

Sheila October 8, 2012 - 4:33 am

Thanks for the recipe! They turned out great! My family went nuts over them! Perfect conference treat. Oh–and how about the possibility of our 15 year-old sons going out on their missions a year earlier than we expected? Crazy but so cool and exciting!

an ordinary stay-at-home mom April 17, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe! I've tried at least 3 or 4 different recipes and this is the perfect one for me! Light and fluffy and less time than all the rest, rising just once! Plus I love using just one baking sheet for all these rolls! I like a little cream cheese in my frosting so I added a bit of it but otherwise a perfect recipe!! thank you!

Grandma Hungerford May 20, 2013 - 9:05 pm

So glad that Chad had a great birthday. The rolls look great, I am going to try the recipe, love the idea of not having to let them rise.

jane October 10, 2016 - 7:02 pm

Thanks so much!!

Unknown June 21, 2019 - 7:16 am

Thanks so much for the recipe, can't wait to try it!

Stephanie E Hall September 21, 2019 - 10:09 pm

I love your cinnamon rolls and they have become a Conference tradition at lur house too! I am just wondering if you jave ever tried freezing the dough before baking so you can make them and have them later?! Wondering how well theybwpuld bake if you did that? Any ideas?! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

Stephanie Hall September 21, 2019 - 10:10 pm

I love your cinnamon rolls and they have become a Conference tradition at our house too! I am just wondering if you have ever tried freezing the dough before baking so you can make them and have them later?! Wondering how well they would bake if you did that? Any ideas?! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

Shawni September 23, 2019 - 9:33 pm

I haven’t tried that but I think it would totally work! I have tried refrigerating the dough and before letting it rise and it worked perfectly so I bet freezing it would work great too.

Shawni September 23, 2019 - 9:34 pm

Also, glad you like them 🙂

Ciara October 7, 2021 - 10:57 am

Had to come back and comment that your cinnamon rolls have been my conference tradition for a number of years now! Loved having them this past weekend! So yummy and simple. Thank you!

Shawni October 8, 2021 - 9:58 am

I’m so glad!


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