Dreamy Cinnamon Nightfall Rolls


Welcome to a world of sweet dreams with our Dreamy Cinnamon Nightfall Rolls. These overnight cinnamon rolls are designed to rise slowly, melding flavors as you sleep, and greeting you with their irresistible aroma first thing in the morning. Perfect for a luxurious breakfast or a delightful brunch treat!

Dreamy Cinnamon Nightfall Rolls

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (plus overnight rising)
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour (excluding rising time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 12 large cinnamon rolls
  • Serving Size: 1 roll
  • Nutritional Information (per serving):
  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 25g
  • Protein: 5g


  • For the Dough:
    • All-purpose flour - 500 grams (17.6 ounces)
    • Granulated sugar - 50 grams (1.8 ounces)
    • Instant yeast - 2 teaspoons
    • Salt - ½ teaspoon
    • Milk, lukewarm - 250 ml (8.5 ounces)
    • Unsalted butter, melted - 60 grams (2.1 ounces)
    • Large egg - 1
  • For the Filling:
    • Brown sugar - 200 grams (7 ounces)
    • Ground cinnamon - 2 tablespoons
    • Unsalted butter, softened - 70 grams (2.5 ounces)
  • For the Icing:
    • Cream cheese, softened - 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
    • Powdered sugar - 150 grams (5.3 ounces)
    • Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
    • Milk or cream - 2 tablespoons

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Dough: In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Add lukewarm milk, melted butter, and egg. Mix until a dough forms. Knead on a floured surface for 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Filling: Mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle. Spread softened butter over it, then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  3. Roll the dough tightly from the long edge. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Place in a greased baking dish, cover, and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  5. Icing: Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth. Spread over warm rolls.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the milk is lukewarm to activate the yeast without killing it.
  • For a tighter roll, chill the dough before cutting.
  • Let the rolls rise in a warm, draft-free area for a fluffier texture.
  • Cream cheese icing can be adjusted for sweetness or consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I prepare these rolls without overnight refrigeration?

Yes, but allow at least 1-2 hours of room temperature rise for the dough initially.

How can I store leftover cinnamon rolls?

Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or refrigerate for longer shelf life.

Can I freeze these cinnamon rolls?

Yes, either before or after baking. Thaw and reheat before serving.

As you awake to the sweet, spicy scent of your Dreamy Cinnamon Nightfall Rolls, know that a delightful morning awaits you. These soft, gooey rolls, topped with creamy icing, are more than just a treat; they're a warm, comforting embrace to start your day. Enjoy this magical morning moment!