Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

These Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls are one of the featured items at Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont. One bite, and you’ll see why!

Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls


For the Rolls
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp active dry yeast
3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
4 Tbsp (2 oz.) unsalted butter, diced
For the Filling
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
4 Tbsp (2 oz.) unsalted butter, melted
For the Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp Vermont maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp heavy cream


For the Rolls
Using either microwave or small saucepan, heat milk until warm. (Note: The milk should only be lukewarm, not hot.)
Stir yeast into warm milk; let stand for 5 minutes.
In separate bowl or a countertop mixer, add the flour, sugar and salt. Stir until well combined.
Add eggs and milk/yeast mixture; stir until well combined.
Add diced butter to the bowl. (If using a countertop mixer, gradually increase speed to medium.) Knead dough for about 10 min, or until very smooth.
Grease a large bowl with butter or oil. Place dough in bowl and cover with towel. Let sit in warm spot until doubled in size (~1 hour).
Fold dough several times and then let sit for 15 more minutes (covered).
Meanwhile, using a small bowl, make the filling by whisking together sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. (Note: The butter will be used later.)
On a well-floured countertop, roll the dough into a large square approximately ½” thick.
Brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle the surface with Filling mixture, but leave a ½” border on all sides.
Roll dough into a cylinder and press edges to seal.
Using a sharp knife, cut dough into pieces. (Note: The thickness of each roll is your preference, but Smuggler’s Notch suggests cutting the dough into 8 pieces to create very large cinnamon rolls.)
Place cut rolls onto a greased baking pan leaving a lot of growing room between them. (Note: I used 2 baking pans for 8 rolls.)
Cover pan lightly and leave in warm spot until approximately doubled in size. (~40 minutes).
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Bake rolls at 375°F until golden brown and puffed up (~15-20 minutes).
While rolls are baking, combine Glaze ingredients in a small sauce pan. Place over low heat, stirring occasionally, until well combined.
Once rolls are fully baked, removed from oven and pour warm Glaze over rolls.

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