Soft Cinnamon Buns {From Refrigerator Dough}

These easy Soft Cinnamon Buns will make any morning better! Surprise your loved ones and make their day. Cinnamon bun2 I just love telling my family that I don’t feel like waking up early in the morning so we are just going to have to eat oatmeal. But then surprising them with amazing cinnamon buns.

Cinnamon bun3 It turns their groggy, grumpy, doubtful morning into a special occasion. When they walk into the kitchen there is suddenly no more moaning and bickering, but smiles and asking “how many do we get?”

The recipe is as easy as the canned garbage and tastes better! No additives that you can’t pronounce, just a homemade dough waiting in the refrigerator. The filling and the glaze takes a few minutes and the flavor is AMAZING!!! I usually try to make enough to last a few days.

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Recently though, I’ve been using Ceylon cinnamon instead of Cassia cinnamon. Here’s why, and this is the one I use. I couldn’t find it at the store.

Soft Cinnamon Buns


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: PT25-30M

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 12 buns

Soft Cinnamon Buns


  • 1/2 a batch of refrigerator dough
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. Cinnamon
  • raisins (optional)
  • walnuts (optional)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tbs. half 'n' half, or 3 tbs. cream
  • 1 dash salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract (or lemon extract or orange extract)


  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough out into a 12×9 in. rectangle and smear with the butter all the way to all of the edges. sprinkle with the filling and raisins, and roll up starting with the longer side. cut into 12 slices and place in a buttered 13×9 baking dish. place the boiling water on the bottom rack of the oven and the cinnamon buns above them and keep the oven closed to let them steam and rise for 30-45 minutes (or more if you want them a little bigger). Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake them for 20-30 minutes (don’t worry if they get a little dark on top, it will still be soft, it will just be like toast).
  • For the icing mix together the sugar and enough liquid to achieve a spreading consistency. Add you extract of choice and salt (if using). Spread over the hot cinnamon buns and serve immediately.

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8 Thoughts on “Soft Cinnamon Buns {From Refrigerator Dough}

  1. nom nom nom! I want to lick my computer screen. These look amazing!

  2. These look Deeelicious! Thank you for linking up to the Caffeinated Crafters Link Party this week. Have a great week!

  3. Wow! These look delicious. I want one now with my coffee. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. I’m your newest fan and follower.

  4. Thank you for linking up your yummy Cinnamon Buns! You have been featured at for our Simple Supper Linky Party! Nettie

  5. These look so yummy! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  6. These look wonderful, especially covered with all that glaze!

  7. Your recipe looks delicious. I would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays this evening (Thurs 9pm EST). Hope to see you there.

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