You know I love cinnamon rolls! But after making my cinnamon rolls hundreds of times (not exaggerating) I wanted to change it up. Yesterday I made these Oreo Cinnamon Rolls and OHHHWEEE are they good! They had the house smelling amazing, and my kids were dying to dig in to them. But I’m mean and made them wait until after dinner. 😂 It was well worth it.
How to Make Oreo Cinnamon Rolls
These rolls start off just like regular cinnamon rolls. First you’ll proof the yeast with the warm milk and sugar. Then you’ll add the eggs, melted butter, flour and salt. When the dough is almost done kneading, add the Oreo crumbs and mix until they are kneaded into the dough. Let the dough rest until it is doubled in size. This usually takes about an hour, depending on the warmth of your kitchen. If the kitchen is cold, you can turn your oven on to 200° for a few minutes just to warm it up a little. Turn the oven off, place the dough inside and keep the door propped open.
Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Spread the filling on just as you normally would. This is where the rolls get really good! The filling is made up of melted butter, brown sugar, a dash of cinnamon and crushed Oreos. It gives the rolls a chocolatey sweetness that sets them apart from any other cinnamon roll. Roll up the dough starting at one long end and ending at the other long end.
Using fishing line or unflavored dental floss, cut the log into 12 equal rolls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and allow to rest for another 30-40 minutes. They will rise a bit more during this rest time. Bake for 16 minutes. The rolls will be a golden brown on top but still soft and gooey on the inside.
Allow the rolls to cool for just a few minutes before slathering with the cream cheese frosting. You can sprinkle more Oreo crumbs on top if you want that extra chocolate crunch.☺
Oreo Cinnamon RollsCourse: Breakfast, DessertDifficulty: Medium
Whole Milk 240g
Active Dry Yeast 2 tsp
Large Eggs 2
Unsalted Butter, melted 70g
All Purpose Flour 605g
Salt 1 tsp
Oreo Crumbs 30g
Oreo Cinnamon Filling (recipe below)
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)
- Warm the milk to 105°F. Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the yeast, warm milk and sugar. Give it a little stir and let it set for 10 minutes.
- Using the dough hook, add the eggs and cooled butter and begin mixing on medium-low speed.
- Add the flour and salt and continue mixing. Let the dough hook knead the dough for 8 minutes.
- Add the Oreo crumbs and continue mixing until the crumbs are completely embedded in the dough.
- Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a clean, dry towel and let it rest until doubled in size. This usually takes about an hour.
- Dump the dough onto a floured surface and roll into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
- Spread the filling onto the dough and roll up from one of the long sides to the other long side.
- Using fishing line or unflavored dental floss, cut the dough into 12 equal portions and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with the towel and rest for another 30-40 minutes. The rolls will rise a little more during this time.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake the rolls for 16 minutes. They should be golden brown on top but still soft and gooey on the inside.
- Let the rolls cool slightly and then top with the cream cheese frosting.
- Optional: sprinkle more Oreo crumbs on top.
oreo cinnamon filling Directions
- In a microwave safe bowl add 113g butter (1/2 cup), 75g brown sugar (1/2 cup), 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 75g Oreo crumbs (3/4 cup). Microwave until the butter is melted. Stir and set aside to cool.
- Pour over the dough and spread until even.
cream cheese frosting Directions
- In the bowl of a stand mixer combine 113g softened butter (1/2 cup) and 4 oz. softened cream cheese. Beat until smooth.
- Add 187g powdered sugar (1 1/2 cups) and 1 tsp vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Use a mini offset spatula to spread most of the frosting over warm cinnamon rolls. Let the rolls cool for another 5 minutes and add the rest of the frosting or serve on the side.