Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

from mom

Dough
2 1/3 cups hot water
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp yeast
1 Tbsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup dry milk
2 eggs
1/8 tsp vanilla
5 to 5 ½ cups flour

Filling
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 Tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter
(mix sugar and cinnamon well, set aside NOTE: measurements are approximate... use more cinnamon if you like stronger flavor! )

Frosting
click here for the cream cheese frosting recipe, just add a little milk to make it thinner. (1-4 TBSP depending on your preference)

Directions
Mix ingredients in Bosch (or Kitchenaid); add flour gradually to desired consistency of dough. Dough should be slightly sticky still. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size.
**NOTE: If you are like me and DON'T have a mixer then mix in a Large bowl and use a long wooden or plastic spoon to mix all ingredients until the last cup of flour needs added in then you will have to get messy and use your hands to mix in the flour and knead it well.

Roll out to about ¼ inch thick.

Brush with 1/3c. melted butter. Top with cinnamon mixture and roll up into a tight pinwill. Take a string and cut the rolls into 1 inch sections. Place on a greased pan (or parchment paper if you have it). Let rise. Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Frost. Eat and enjoy as desired!

2 comments:

Bunnell's said...

Oh I am so going to try this recipe!! Yay...I am so excited that I found this blog!

Nikki

Our Family said...

Those look really good!