These cinnamon rolls are sure to make your Christmas morning bright!

When we think back on holiday memories from when we were a kids, a few things stand out about Christmas morning. Waking up full of excitement, running downstairs to unwrap presents under the tree, and then gathering in the kitchen for breakfast with the whole family. There was usually had something baking in the oven while we played with whatever toys Santa brought us that year.

And here at Team LC, we still continue the baking tradition today. Nothing makes us happier than starting Christmas Day off with an apron on and a spatula in hand. So to help make sure your own holiday weekend is full of cheer and baked goods, we asked baker Lindsay Nathanson of Sprinkles for Breakfast to share her cinnamon roll recipe with all of us. Nothing compares to the scent of freshly baked cinnamon rolls wafting from the oven. Seriously though, we challenge you to come up with something else that smells that good!

Christmas morning cinnamon rolls courtesy of Sprinkles For Breakfast.

Cinnamon Rolls



  • 1 3/4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons active yeast*
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 5 1/4 cups flour

* Lindsay used three packets of Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Fast Acting Instant Yeast


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 -3 tablespoons holiday sprinkles


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • holiday sprinkles

How to make the yummiest cinnamon rolls on

Christmas morning cinnamon rolls with festive sprinkles.


For the rolls: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix warm water, sugar, oil, and active yeast. Mix on low speed for 3 minutes and then turn the mixer off and let ingredients sit for 10 minutes. The yeast will activate and begin to rise and thicken.
  3. Add salt, eggs, and flour. Mix on a medium speed for 6-8 minutes (until the sides of the bowl are clean) and then let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. While the dough is resting, make the filling. Melt butter and set aside. Combine sugars, cinnamon and sprinkles, and set aside.
  5. On a lightly oiled surface, roll dough out into a rectangle shape (about 12″ high x 18″ long).
  6. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the melted butter on dough.
  7. Sprinkle filling mixture evenly over dough.
  8. Starting at one of the long edges, roll the dough into a tight cylinder shape.
  9. Cut an 8″ piece of unflavored dental floss. Place the floss underneath the roll about 1 – 2 inches from the edge. Take the two ends of the floss and cross them over the top of the cylinder and pull (like in the photo above). Discard the end piece of the roll and continue this process 12 times down the line.
  10. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place 6 rolls on a sheet. Let the rolls sit for another 8-10 minutes before putting them into the oven.
  11. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges become golden brown.

For the icing: 

  1. In a medium bowl, use a whisk to mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk.
  2. Frost each roll generously and add sprinkles.

Festive Christmas morning cinnamon rolls.

We can’t wait to make these this weekend. Thank you to Sprinkles for Breakfast for sharing the tasty recipe!

Are you going to be doing any baking today? And Merry Christmas, everyone!

XO Team LC

Photos: Sprinkles for Breakfast