OREO Cinnamon Rolls

Updated: Feb 12

The softest Cinnamon Rolls with an OREO upgrade!

These OREO cinnamon rolls have OREOs in the dough and are filled with dark cocoa and more crushed OREO cookies. The glaze is made of a creamy vanilla cream cheese frosting!

Cinnamon Rolls = Comfort Food!

Soft golden brown OREO cinnamon rolls are the best comfort food! The dough is made quickly with instant yeast. Even without a kitchen machine it comes together in under 10 minutes. The enriched dough rolls up easily and with a short resting time it bakes up to the most indulgent cinnamon rolls! Not only their flavor is comfort but also the smell that lifts from the oven while baking these treats.

With this recipe you will have soft cinnamon rolls in no time!

The cinnamon roll dough is made with crushed OREO cookies, which gives it a darker color. If you prefer to have cookie pieces in your cinnamon roll you can either add them into the dough or in the filling!

OREO Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients makes about 9 to 10 rolls

3 1/2 cups (450 g) all-purpose flour

2 tsp or 1 package (7 g) dry instant yeast

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup (100 g) sugar

1/4 cup butter melted, at room temperature

1 large egg

1 cup (250 ml) whole milk, warm

1/2 cup (50 g) crushed OREOs

For the OREO filling:

1/2 cup (100 g) brown sugar

2 tbsp (14 g) dark or black cocoa powder

1 tsp cinnamon

For the glaze:

4 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature

1/4 cup (57 g) butter, soft

1 cup (125 g) powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup (70 ml) milk

1/2 cup (50 g) crushed OREOs

1/4 cup (45 g) butter, softened


Step 1:

If you are using active dry yeast you need to activate the yeast first before making the dough. In a small bowl combine warm milk, sugar and yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes until bubbles form. Then continue with step 2. If you are using instant yeast start at step 2.

Step 2:

If you are using instant yeast start here. In a big mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer combine all the ingredients for the dough and mix on low until combined. Mix for about 8 minutes until the dough does not stick to the bowl anymore. Put the dough ball back into the bowl and cover it with oil. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and place the bowl in a warm place like the oven with the light turned on. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

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