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gingerbread cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 rolls 1x


What better way to wake up on Christmas morning to these homemade Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls – they can even be made the day before!


  • 1 ¾ – 2 Cups Flour 
  • 1 teaspoon Rapid Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 Large Egg
  •  ¼ Cup + 2 Tbsp. Whole Milk
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, softened

 For the filling:

  • ⅓ Cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  •  ½ teaspoon Ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, room temperature

 For the frosting:

  •  4 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature (I use the tub because it’s easier to spread) 
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the hook attachment whisk together the flour, yeast, and ginger.
  2. Add the maple syrup, egg, milk and butter and knead on low speed for 5 minutes. The dough should be shiny and elastic. If it’s too sticky add the remaining flour 2 Tbsp. at a time.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel – allow the dough to rise somewhere warm for 30 minutes.
  4. While the dough is rising prepare the filling by beating the butter, sugar and spices together in a bowl using a hand mixer. Set aside.
  5. Flour your working surface and with the help of a rolling pin roll the dough into a rectangle.
  6. Spread the spiced butter mixture on top and tightly roll. With the help of a sharp knife cut out 6 rolls. Transfer to a baking dish and cover with plastic wrap. Let them rest for 30 more minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Remove the plastic wrap and transfer the rolls to the oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and done.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool down slightly before frosting.
  9. While the rolls are cooling down, beat the ingredients for the frosting in a small bowl, again with a hand mixer.  If the frosting is too thick, add a Tablespoon of milk to thin it out.
  10. Spread evenly over the rolls and serve.
  • Prep Time: 20 min (+ rising time)
  • Cook Time: 25 min

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