Amish Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting

Amish Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24 rolls
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp powdered milk
  • 2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water divided
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups bread flour


  • 4 Tbsp softened butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk or whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Add yeast to 1/2 cup warm water. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes until it bubbles and activates.
  • In a bowl combine 1 cup all purpose flour, powdered milk, sugar and salt.
  • Add yeast mixture, oil, egg and remaining water.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Add in mashed potatoes
  • Add in remaining flours, one cup at a time.
  • Use a dough hook to knead or do by hand. Knead until dough is smooth. It will be tacky but not sticky.
  • Grease a large bowl and place dough in bowl, flip dough to grease both sides.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or cloth and allow to rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
  • After it has doubled, punch down and divide dough in half.
  • On a floured surface, roll out each piece of dough into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle.
  • Combine filling ingredients in a bowl and mix until it is spreadable, can warm in the microwave if needed for about 20-30 seconds to soften.
  • Spread each piece of dough with half of the cinnamon mixture.
  • Starting at wide end roll dough up tightly. Pinch the seam to seal the dough.
  • Using a serrated knife or a piece of thread or dental floss to cut each roll of dough into 12 pieces (1 inch each).
  • Place on a greased baking sheet and cover and allow to rise in a warm, draft free place until double, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F until lightly browned, 15-17 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • While rolls are baking make frosting.
  • Melt butter in a pan over low heat.
  • Add in brown sugar and salt. Cook on low for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add milk. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  • Let cool and add powdered sugar, mix until smooth.
  • Spread over rolls once they are cooled.
  • Frost with caramel frosting.