Disneyland's Cinnamon Rolls

Updated on September 9, 2016
Disneyland's Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Disneyland's Cinnamon Roll Recipe
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Have you ever gone to Disneyland and saw those giant gooey cinnamon rolls? Have you ever tried one? I have and they are super delicious. I usually share one because they are so big and so I don't feel bad about eating the whole thing by myself. Anyway, I think there is nothing better in the fall (or really anytime of year) than waking up to some fresh made cinnamon rolls. I mean the smell of cinnamon and that delicious sweet frosting is enough to put anyone in a good mood. Lately the mornings here in SoCal have been nice and cold and gloomy which is perfect for cinnamon rolls! I always like mine with a nice cup of coffee which usually this time if year is something pumpkin or hazelnut flavored.

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 hours
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 3 hours 20 min
Yields: 16-18 rolls

Cinnamon Roll Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 packages yeast
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese, room tempurature
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs. milk

Cinnamon Roll Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix water, yeast, and sugar.
  2. Stir until dissolved and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix pudding according to package instructions with the milk.

4. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, eggs, and salt into pudding. Mix well and then add yeast to mixture. Blend well.

5. Gradually add flour and knead until smooth.

6. Placed in a very large greased bowl.

7. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in sized.

8. Punch down and let rise again.

9. Roll dough on a very large floured surface.

10. Dough should roll out to a long rectangle, about 34 x 21 inches in size.

11. Take the one cup of melted butter and use a pastry brush to brush over entire dough surface.

12. in a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and the brown sugar.

13. Sprinkle mixture on top of dough.

14. Roll dough up like a jelly roll.

15. Measure dough every 2 inches and cut with a knife.

16. Take each roll in the palm of your hand and gently pack the roll so it doesn't come apart while baking.

17. Place each roll in a buttered baking dish and allow to rise in a warm place, about 20 minutes.

18. Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

19. Frost while still warm.

Icing Instructions

1. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.

2. Frost rolls while they are warm.

Just a few tips!

  • It will take a while for the dough to rise. It took about an hour and a half the first time and about 30 minutes the second time. I recommend doing other things while you wait. I was working on homework in the morning while I waited for it to rise.
  • I also recommend making the icing last. I made it once the rolls were in the oven. This way it is nice and fresh and ready to go.
  • I had a bunch of things happen to me in the kitchen (such as a shelf breaking on me) including my rolling pin to go missing. Instead I used a large mason jar to roll out the dough.
  • If you don't need to make a full batch you can easily half this recipe! That is what I did and they came out great.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe! It is somewhat labor intense but it is not a hard recipe to make, there are just a good amount of steps. Honestly though, these are the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had (even better than the park). Nothing to me says fall more than eating a warm gooey fresh cinnamon roll while drinking coffee on a cool gloomy morning. Happy fall y'all and stayed tuned for some fun fall Hubs coming your way very soon!

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