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brown butter overnight cinnamon rolls

Servings: 10


  • for the dough:
  • 1 tbsp 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water 105 degrees F
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more as needed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • for the filling:
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • for the glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • To make the dough:
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle yeast over the water.
  • Allow to sit for a few minutes, then whisk until smooth.
  • Whisk in 1/2 cup of the flour, then cover with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm spot for 30 minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes, add the eggs, sugar, salt, and remaining 4 cups of flour.
  • Fit your mixer with the dough hook and knead on medium speed until smooth, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add room temp butter and continue to knead, adding a little flour to reduce stickiness if needed, until the dough is smooth, about 10 minutes.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise until doubled for 2 hours.
  • Make the filling:
  • Brown the butter, by adding butter to small pot over medium heat.
  • Stir continuously, until butter turns amber color and immediately remove from heat. This will take between 5 and 10 minutes.
  • Butter 9x13" baking dish.
  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and roll into a 15x10 inch rectangle.
  • Brush rectangle with half of the browned butter, leaving a 2 inch strip uncovered on one long side.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Starting at the long side covered with sugar, roll up the rectangle snugly and pinch the seam together.
  • With seam facing down, cut into 10 pieces with very sharp knife.
  • Place pieces cut side up in prepared dish and brush with remaining brown butter.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in refrigerator overnight.
  • The next morning, remove from refrigerator and let rise again for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  • While rolls are baking, make vanilla glaze by combining confectioners' sugar, salt, melted butter, milk, and vanilla.
  • Spread over warm rolls and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!!