Texas Roadhouse Rolls & Cinnamon butter

If you've ever been to Texas Roadhouse, you know how yummy their endless rolls are with that delicious cinnamon sugar butter smothered on them tastes.

Well, I set out to make a batch of both at home. It's always nerve wracking trying to make a copy cat recipe but I figured it's worth a shot.

Oh. My. Goodness.

This is one of those recipes I hit the nail on. In fact, my family thought these came out even better than the restaurant. I have to admit, I am not a huge carb eater, but even I ate a whole roll as they were *that good*. They even said they thought they were better than Texas Roadhouse's, much softer was the verdict. And I concur. They simply melted in your mouth!!!

I used my bread maker to mix & rise the dough. After all, I am all about simplistic when I can be.

2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cups milk scalded and cooled to lukewarm
1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar, separated
1/2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly, plus additional for brushing
3 1/2-4 cups flour
1 whole eggs
1 teaspoons salt

Put in the order your bread maker specifies. Let mix & rise. Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface and with a lightly floured rolling pin, flatten dough into a rectangle until it is about 1/2-inch thick. It's a pretty big rectangle. Fold the rectangle in half (short way - I know there's another way to say that, but I'm blanking out at the moment), so that it is about 1-inch in thickness, and lightly roll together to seal the sides together.

Allow to rest for 10 minutes.  With a dough scraper (or what I used was a pizza cutter), cut into rolls

After cutting, place rolls on a greased baking sheet. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise in a warm area until double in size, about 1 hour or so. (I preheated  my oven to 200 then turned it off & put the rolls in there to rise for 30 min).  Preheat oven to 350 and bake rolls for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden. (I baked mine about 10 minutes). Upon removing from oven, brush tops with melted butter. What I did instead was take a cold stick of butter from the fridge and just used that to run over directly the tops of all the rolls, much easier than trying to melt then brush the rolls.

This is definitely one of those recipes I will make again as they were a hit!

Cinnamon Honey Butter
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter for approximately 30 seconds until lightly whipped. Add confectioners' sugar, honey and cinnamon and beat until smooth and thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Continue beating on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.


  1. WOW! OK I know have a recipe I need to try out! Sounds YUMMY!!

  2. These look awesome. Going to pin these to try out soon. Thanks!


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