Light, fluffy cinnamon rolls in one hour. Thanks to instant yeast to raise the dough fast and Saigon Cinnamon which adds great flavor, this is our all time favorite recipe for cinnamon rolls. This recipe makes 9 large rolls.
The recipe, including dough, filling and icing uses one whole stick of butter. If your butter is cold when you want to start baking, slice it into 1 Tablespoon pieces and microwave it in 10 second increments just until the outer edges show signs of melting.
Saigon Cinnamon makes the best cinnamon rolls, but you can use regular cinnamon as well (in which case, increase the measurement to 2 Tbsp of cinnamon).
You can easily make this dough by hand if you don't have a stand mixer. Follow the instructions as written, adding the flour in several increments and stirring it with a wooden spoon or spatula. When the flour is mostly mixed in, turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead by hand until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes.