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Truck Stop Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe has been adapted from "HomeBaking --Sweet and Savory Traditions From Around the World" by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.

  • Yield: Makes 12 large rolls
Truck Stop Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted unsalted butter, plus more for baking sheet
  • Cinnamon Roll Dough Cinnamon Roll Dough, risen and at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups brown or granulated sugar


  1. Lightly oil a large baking sheet; set aside. Pull risen dough away from sides of bowl, and transfer to work surface. Flatten into a 24-inch square. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and then sugar. Drizzle with oil. Roll up like a jelly roll, enclosing filling. Cut crosswise into 12 slices.

  2. Arrange the rolls on prepared baking sheet, leaving 1/2-inch between them. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in upper third. Bake rolls until golden brown and cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Best eaten immediately.

Reviews (5)

  • Joybakes 24 Feb, 2014

    these are not done cooking yet but my house smells wonderful. Here's why I choose this recipe.... I have a son who is on a low iodine diet( thyroid cancer) because of needing radiation in 2 weeks. He can not have dairy, eggs, soy or iodized salt. This recipe fit the bill and he was craving cinnamon rolls. They cooked up beautifully and I think I may just add a confection sugar glaze to keep them moist. But they look as beautiful as the picture I'm so excited to bring them to him :)

  • joeysbestgal 26 Jan, 2011

    does anyone know if u can freeze the dough that you dont use for a future use. or since this receipe is too much for one time how about cutting the receipe down. thanks

  • dinero79 25 Dec, 2008

    Here is a hint, Click on the blue Hyperlink, where you see Cinnamon Roll Dough.

  • ladykate 24 Dec, 2007

    For those who may be culinarily challenged, you have to make the cinnamon roll dough before you make this, which is just the recipe for the filling. My family likes pecans, so I added chopped pecans to the filling.

  • special_k94 2 Dec, 2007

    The recipe for the dough is not included with the recipe...can you please add it? I made these a couple of years ago and would like to make them again!

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