Confetti Cinnamon Rolls

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Weekend baking is a blast, especially when you’re whipping up these vibrant and super fun Confetti Cinnamon Rolls. Picture this: a pillowy, homemade dough, sprinkled with colorful confetti or regular jimmies. It’s like a party in every bite and the perfect way to jumpstart your weekend!

Confetti Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 12


For the dough:

  • 1 packet 2 ¼ teaspoons Instant dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm whole milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup melted salted butter
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup confetti or regular jimmies sprinkles
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • For the filling:
  • ½ cup softened salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup softened salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or milk
  • ¼ cup sprinkles for garnish


**For the dough:**

  • Warm up the milk in a heatproof bowl (microwave for 20-30 seconds).
  • In a stand mixer with a dough hook, combine warm milk, instant dry yeast, and granulated sugar. Stir on low to mix.
  • Add melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs. Mix on low.
  • Gradually add flour and salt while mixing on low for 5 minutes.
  • Fold in the sprinkles until just mixed. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and let it rise in the oven (off) for 1 hour.

**For the filling:**

  • Mix softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

**For assembly:**

  • Grease and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the risen dough on a floured counter into a 20×14 inch rectangle.
  • Spread the butter mixture over the dough, leaving a ¼ inch margin.
  • Roll the dough into a log and cut into 12 rolls. Place them in the baking pan.
  • Cover and let them rise for 30-45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Pour ¼ cup heavy cream between the rolls. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • For the frosting, mix soft butter, vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar. Adjust consistency with heavy cream or milk.
  • Spread the frosting on the rolls and top with extra sprinkles. Enjoy!


To make them the night before, follow the steps until cutting the rolls. Refrigerate covered for up to 24 hours. Allow to come to room temperature for 1 hour before baking. Then, follow the baking and frosting instructions for a delicious treat!

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