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Cinnamon Rolls Made Simple

Bake them in six easy steps

Nothing says delicious better than a hot, gooey cinnamon roll straight from the oven. Here's how to make them to perfection.

Cut the cinnamon rolls using nylon fishing wire.

  • Slide a piece of line under the roll of dough.
  • Wrap the wire around the roll for the desired slice size.
  • Pull both ends of the wire in opposite directions to cut the slices cleanly, without flattening the roll.

Fill and roll them.

  • When you spread filling on the dough, leave about 1/4 inch uncovered at the edges to make rolling and sealing the roll easier.
  • If you get too much flour on the dough when you roll it out, use a dry pastry brush to brush it off.

Make them rise evenly

  • The rolls you cut from the ends of your roll of dough are usually uneven on one side.
  • To even them out, place the uneven side down in the pan. When the rolls rise, they will even themselves out and look just like the rest of the pan.