Gaston’s Cinnamon Rolls

If you are missing the Disney magic, don’t worry because we got your back! Disney Parks have sold cinnamon rolls for a long time — regular, boring-sized cinnamon rolls. But in 2012, they upped their cinnamon roll game when they introduced the Warm Cinnamon Roll to their line-up. It is about 8-inches square in size and is smothered in frosting and butterscotch topping. It is perfectly made for the person who eats five dozen eggs each day — or your whole family! If you have ever visited Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park, then I assume you are familiar with the delicious Disney famous cinnamon rolls that are offered.



Disney Recipe: Make Gaston’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls At Home

Technique tip: The dough leftover on either end of the giant rolls need not be wasted! Make cuts about 1- to 2-inches along the extra roll. Lay swirl-side down in a glass 9x13-inch baking dish greased with cooking spray and bake about 20 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.
Course Breakfast
Servings 8


  • Mixer


Cinnamon Roll Dough

  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 1/2 cups All purpose flour divided
  • 2 packets Rapid rise yeast .25 oz Packets
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter


  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Butter Softened

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream

Butterscotch Topping

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream


Step by step Cinnamon Rolls

  • Melt 1/2 cup butter with the 1 1/2 cup milk
  • Once butter is melted, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly
  • Grab your mixer and add 2 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix.
  • Then add your water and eggs, as well as the warm butter/milk mixture from earlier. Mix well.
  • Let’s begin making the dough. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough starts to form a ball, it’s ready!
  • Trade out your mixing blade for a dough hook (or kneed by hand if you’re a super hero). Mix with the hook for 5 minutes.
  • Grab the dough out of your bowl, sprinkle some flour in the bowl, and plop the dough back in the same bowl to rise for 10 minutes.
  • Time to get your filling ready. Put the brown sugar, cinnamon, and softened butter into a bowl. Mix well. I ended up using my hands just to get that spreadable consistency I was looking for.
  • Roll out the dough into a long rectangle. You want it to be much longer than it is wide to achieve the giant size.
  • Spread the filling evenly across the whole surface.
  • Starting at a short end, roll the dough like a jellyroll.
  • Make a cut in the very center of the long roll, and then two cuts about 6 inches from the center on either side.
  • Place both the rolls, swirl down, in a greased 9×13 pan.
  • Don’t waste the remaining dough! I cut the rest of the dough into normal size rolls and put them in another pan to cook afterwards.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter and drizzle over your dough. Allow your rolls to rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes. Cover loosely with foil and bake another 10 minutes. 
  • While the rolls are baking, get your toppings ready.
  • In a saucepan, add your cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter. Melt.
  • Next add the powdered sugar and stir. Once incorporated, add the vanilla and salt. Put aside
  • In a saucepan, add the brown sugar, butter, and cream. Bring to a boil and maintain for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  • Add the salt and vanilla. Put aside.
  • Drizzle copious amounts of cream cheese frosting in one direction, then drizzle with butterscotch in the other direction.


Keyword cinnamon rolls, Disney World

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