Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls

Coffee And Cinnamon Rolls
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
428 Calories
24g Fat
50g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 428
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 105mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cinnamon rolls are a wonderful breakfast treat, and when they're homemade, they are also a treat for the senses as the comforting, warm scent fills the kitchen. This recipe is made of a yeast dough that includes sour cream, which creates a moist, tender cinnamon roll. The rolls are filled with a mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, and pecans, and, instead of a frosting, are topped with melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon, making for a cinnamon roll that's truly irresistible.

The recipe is pretty simple, but does require several hours—or even days, if you like—for the dough to rise. The yeast and water are combined, sugar, eggs, sour cream, and butter are blended in, and flour and salt are added to form a dough. Once it has risen, the dough is rolled out into a rectangle, spread with the filling, and rolled up and sliced. Each piece is then coated with melted butter and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon before rising for a few minutes. All that's left is baking them until lightly browned.

Make these delicious cinnamon rolls for a special brunch, Christmas or Easter breakfast, or simply to treat the family on a weekend morning.


For the Dough:

  • 1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

  • 1/4 cup warm water

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 14 tablespoons (7 ouncesunsalted butter, softened

  • 3 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps to Make It

Make the Dough

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Blend in the sugar, eggs, sour cream, and softened butter.

  3. Put the flour and salt in large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture, then slowly work in the flour.

  4. Mix the dough with your hands until smooth, then shape it into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to three days.

Fill and Form the Rolls

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Brush the dough with the melted butter, then sprinkle over the brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans.

  3. Using one of the long sides, roll up like a jelly roll and cut into 12 slices.

Top and Bake

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the rolls on a cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  3. Brush each with the melted butter, then sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. Let rise 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until they turn golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.

  5. Enjoy.