Copycat Cinnabon Recipe Brings The Mall To Your Kitchen

Recreate The Mouthwatering Goodness of Cinnabon In Your Own Kitchen

The mall is for buying clothes and shoes and gifts…and Cinnabon!  Make your own at a fraction of the cost with this Copycat Cinnabon Recipe.



Certain smells evoke such strong memories that we can almost be transported with just a whiff.  I remember when I was growing up, the mall scents were of Hickory Farms, Orange Julius and one of the first Chick-Fil-As that I ever encountered.  In later years, Mrs. Fields entered the picture.  Now when we walk into most malls or airports, it’s the rich and sweet smells of Cinnabon that take over.  Jo Cooks is bringing you a step by step recipe that shows you how to make your own version of Cinnabon, complete with the signature Cream Cheese icing.  She also gives some very helpful tips on working with yeast.  Try making these yourself.  You might think you have died and gone to the mall in Heaven!


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Here’s the ingredient list for the Copycat Cinnabon Recipe.

  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 package or 1/4 oz)
  • 1 cup milk, warm 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine I used softened unsalted butter 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed 
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup margarine softened 
Cream cheese icing
  • 6 tbsp margarine or unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Jo Cooks has the complete recipe, including tips for working with yeast.


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