How to Bake Soft and Buttery Walnut Cinnamon Rolls

This is a quick and easy recipe for making home-style cinnamon rolls using a soft, quick rising dough. The dough is a bit sweet, yeasty and incredibly soft. It's a dough that you can't go wrong with.

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How to Bake Soft and Buttery Walnut Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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To make these fluffy and buttery cinnamon rolls, first measure all the ingredients needed.

To make these fluffy and buttery cinnamon rolls, first measure all the ingredients needed.

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Then place 3/4 cup milk into a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbles appear.

Then place 3/4 cup milk into a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbles appear.

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Add 1/4 cup of softened butter.

Add 1/4 cup of softened butter.

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Stir until the butter has melted. Set aside the mixture to cool until it is LUKEWARM.

Stir until the butter has melted. Set aside the mixture to cool until it is LUKEWARM.

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Place 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour into a large mixing bowl.

Place 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour into a large mixing bowl.

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Add 1/4 cup of sugar.

Add 1/4 cup of sugar.

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Followed by 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Followed by 1/2 teaspoon salt.

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And 1 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast.

And 1 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast.

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Stir the dry ingredients well.

Stir the dry ingredients well.

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Then add 1/4 cup of water.

Then add 1/4 cup of water.

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Followed by 1 egg.

Followed by 1 egg.

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And the LUKEWARM milk mixture.

And the LUKEWARM milk mixture.

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Stir the mixture well.

Stir the mixture well.

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Then stir in another 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour.

Then stir in another 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour.

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Stir until mixture is well combined.

Stir until mixture is well combined.

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Then add an additional 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour.

Then add an additional 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour.

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Stir until dough begins to pull together into a ball.

Stir until dough begins to pull together into a ball.

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Then turn it out onto a lightly floured board.

Then turn it out onto a lightly floured board.

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Knead until the dough is smooth, about 5 minutes.

Knead until the dough is smooth, about 5 minutes.

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Then place the dough into a mixing bowl.

Then place the dough into a mixing bowl.

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Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 10 minutes.

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While the dough is resting, lightly greased 12 muffin cups.

While the dough is resting, lightly greased 12 muffin cups.

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Then make the filling for the rolls. Place 1 cup of brown sugar in a small bowl.

Then make the filling for the rolls. Place 1 cup of brown sugar in a small bowl.

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Add 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

Add 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

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And 1/2 cup of softened butter.

And 1/2 cup of softened butter.

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Beat the sugar cinnamon mixture until it's combined well. Set the filling aside for later use.

Beat the sugar cinnamon mixture until it's combined well. Set the filling aside for later use.

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Turn the rested dough onto a lightly floured board.

Turn the rested dough onto a lightly floured board.

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Roll the dough into a 9 x 12 inch rectangle.

Roll the dough into a 9 x 12 inch rectangle.

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And then place the sugar cinnamon mixture on top of the rectangle.

And then place the sugar cinnamon mixture on top of the rectangle.

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Spread it to within an inch from the edge.

Spread it to within an inch from the edge.

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Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of chopped toasted walnuts.

Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of chopped toasted walnuts.

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Then starting at the long end, roll up the dough like a jelly roll. Pinch the seam to seal it.

Then starting at the long end, roll up the dough like a jelly roll. Pinch the seam to seal it.

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With a sharp knife, cut the dough crosswise into 12 equal pieces.

With a sharp knife, cut the dough crosswise into 12 equal pieces.

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Place the cinnamon rolls, cut side up into the prepared muffin cups.

Place the cinnamon rolls, cut side up into the prepared muffin cups.

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Cover the dough with a damp cloth.

Cover the dough with a damp cloth.

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Let them rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.

Let them rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.

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While the dough is rising, preheat oven to 190 degree C (375 degree F).

While the dough is rising, preheat oven to 190 degree C (375 degree F).

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Place the dough that has risen double in size in the preheated oven. You may need to put a baking sheet underneath the muffin pan to catch any drips.

Place the dough that has risen double in size in the preheated oven. You may need to put a baking sheet underneath the muffin pan to catch any drips.

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Bake the rolls for 20 minutes or until they are nicely brown.

Bake the rolls for 20 minutes or until they are nicely brown.

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Remove the muffin pan from the oven to cool on wire rack, about 5 minutes.

Remove the muffin pan from the oven to cool on wire rack, about 5 minutes.

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Then remove the rolls from the muffin cups to cool on cooling rack.

Then remove the rolls from the muffin cups to cool on cooling rack.

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And you're done!  Serve the freshly baked walnut cinnamon rolls warm.

And you're done! Serve the freshly baked walnut cinnamon rolls warm.

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The fluffy, soft and buttery texture together with the sweet cinnamon filling make these sticky rolls a  surefire people pleaser.

The fluffy, soft and buttery texture together with the sweet cinnamon filling make these sticky rolls a surefire people pleaser.

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The aromatic brown sugar cinnamon filling really gives these rolls a caramelly richness that's just so fabulous.

The aromatic brown sugar cinnamon filling really gives these rolls a caramelly richness that's just so fabulous.

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These are absolutely perfect cinnamon rolls, very rich, delicious and crunchy too.

These are absolutely perfect cinnamon rolls, very rich, delicious and crunchy too.

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Definitely taste as good as the actual Cinnabon rolls, if not better!

Definitely taste as good as the actual Cinnabon rolls, if not better!

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SO ENJOY!    For more details on this recipe, please access http://www.huangkitchen.com/soft-buttery-walnut-cinnamon-rolls

SO ENJOY! For more details on this recipe, please access www.huangkitchen.com/soft-but…

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