Copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls with cinnamon honey butter

The last time you went to out to one particular popular restaurant, did you try the amazing Texas Roadhouse rolls and butter? From the moment the basket is placed in front of you — along with that delicious cinnamon honey butter — you realize how delightfully dangerous they really are. You would probably love to know how to whip up your very own batch in the comfort of your own kitchen. Today is your lucky day, thanks to this copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls with cinnamon honey butter recipe, inspired by Cincy Shopper!

Happily, these rolls are made with ingredients you likely already have, including yeast, milk, butter, honey, eggs, salt and flour. And on the topic of making them at home, we do have some great news:  you absolutely can, and you won’t be able to tell the difference from the originals at Texas Roadhouse.

These sweet and buttery rolls are fairly easy to prepare; the hardest part waiting for the dough to rise (and yes, you have to do this twice!). All your patience pays off in the end, though, especially when you put together the homemade cinnamon honey butter, which really is a must-have, as they pair with the rolls in a way nothing else really can.

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The work of kneading dough is therapeutic, and the scents that surround you as your creation bakes in the oven will make your first bite that much sweeter. We know it’ll be hard to stop at just one, but this recipe will help you craft 24 rolls, which should keep you stocked for a few days at least. These would be great bring-alongs to a potluck dinner or as a wonderfully doughy accompaniment to any meal you serve right at home.

Don’t wait for your next Texas Roadhouse trip to get your hands on some amazing rolls. Throw this recipe together while you stream some quality TV and enjoy your sweet rewards fresh out of the oven.

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Warm up milk

Place milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Scald milk by bringing just to a boil, and then allow to cool to lukewarm. Use a food thermometer to check the temperature; 110F degrees is the perfect temperature.

Pour in milk


Pour honey over yeast and milk

Pour tempered milk in a medium bowl, add yeast and honey and mix well. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes (the yeast will rise up and bloom).

pour honey over yeast and milk


Mix the yeast mixture together

Place the yeast mixture in a stand mixer with a bread hook.

pour yeast mixture into mixing bowl


Add melted butter, egg and flour

Before you start kneading the flour mixture, add three tablespoons melted butter, egg and two cups of flour. Mix on low until smooth. Then slowly add the remaining flour until dough comes together.

add flour


Add salt and keep mixing

Make sure the mixer is on low and knead for eight minutes.

yeast mixture will thicken


Get out the cutting board

Flour a work surface and turn out dough. Knead for a few more minutes by hand.

Roll flour on cutting board


Allow time for the dough to rise

Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place dough in bowl. Cover with a light towel and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled (about one hour).

Tip: Put the bowl in a microwave with the door closed and the microwave light on. The dough will rise more quickly from the warmth of the light.

Let dough rise


Pour honey over powdered sugar

While you’re waiting for the dough, make the honey, cinnamon dip. First step, combined butter, powdered sugar and honey in one bowl.

pour honey over powdered sugar


Add cinnamon

Pour in some cinnamon – fun fact, cinnamon is high in fiber and calcium which helps improve colon health

add cinnamon


Blend together

With a hand mixer, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

blend together


Return to the dough and start rolling

Punch it down and turn out onto a floured work surface. Then roll the dough into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. Fold over and gently roll to seal together.

roll dough in half with rolling pin


Cut into squares

Cut dough into 22-24 squares and place on prepared sheets about an inch apart.

Cut into squares


Cover the dough with cloth

Place the doughy rolls on two trays and cover them with a light towel. Don’t put them in the oven yet! Allow the rolls to rise until almost doubled in size (about 40 minutes).

place cloth over dough


Bake the rolls

Remove the light towels and pop the trays in the oven and let them bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

bake the rolls


Brush the baked rolls with melted butter

Brush tops of rolls with remaining melted butter immediately after removing them from the oven.

Brush the baked rolls with butter


These sweet, buttery rolls are exactly like the ones you can get at Texas Roadhouse!

Don’t forget to enjoy them with the cinnamon honey butter.

Copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls and butter

Yield 24 rolls

Ingredients

Rolls

  • 2-1/4 teaspoons yeast (or 1 packet)
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided into 3 tablespoons and 1 tablespoon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 4 cups flour, divided into 2 cups and 2 cups

Cinnamon honey butter

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Rolls

  1. Place milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Scald milk by bringing just to a boil, and then allow to cool to lukewarm. Use a food thermometer to check the temperature; 110F degrees is the perfect temperature. 
  2. Pour tempered milk in a medium bowl, add yeast and honey and mix well. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes (the yeast will rise up and bloom).
  3. In a stand mixer, using the bread hook, place yeast mixture, three tablespoons melted butter, egg and two cups of flour. Mix on low until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the remaining flour until dough comes together.
  5. Add salt and turn mixer on low to knead for eight minutes.
  6. Flour a work surface and turn out dough. Knead for a few more minutes by hand.
  7. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place dough in bowl. Cover with a light towel and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled (about one hour).Hint: Put the bowl in a microwave with the door closed and the microwave light on. The dough will rise more quickly from the warmth of the light.
  8. Punch dough down and turn out onto a floured work surface.
  9. Roll dough into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick.  Fold over and gently roll to seal together.
  10. Place parchment paper on two baking trays.
  11. Cut dough into 22-24 squares and place on prepared sheets about an inch apart.
  12. Cover each tray with a light towel and allow rolls to rise until almost doubled in size (about 40 minutes).
  13. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  14. Remove towels from baking trays.  Bake rolls 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  15. Brush tops of rolls with remaining melted butter immediately after removing them from the oven.

Cinnamon honey butter

  1. Place butter, powdered sugar, honey and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  2. With a hand mixer, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

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