Cinnamon Rolls

These are fun to make if you have some time. You need to make the dough the night before, and then when you cut out the rolls, they need to rise for another 2-3 hours. (I left them way too long and ended up with MASSIVE rolls!)

***Also, I halved the recipe when I made it, and it made 12 rolls. It makes a TON with the recipe below.***

Cinnamon Rolls


1 cup water

1 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup cold water

4 eggs, slightly beaten

2 pkgs yeast (.25 oz)

1/2 cup warm water

7 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cinnamon

Powdered Sugar Glaze (see recipe below)


In a large pot bring 1 cup water to a boil. (When I halved it, I just used a large saucepan, and then transferred it to a large bowl with a lid to add the flour.) Add the 1 cup butter, sugar and salt. Remove from heat. Add the 1 cup cold water. When mixture is lukewarm, add beaten eggs. In a separate bowl, dissolve yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water. Allow yeast to rise about 5 minutes until foamy. Stir into mixture. Add flour and stir together. Cover pan with lid and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to roll out, divide dough into thirds. (When I halved it, I just used all the dough together.) Lightly flour surface of bread board. Roll dough out into a 12x6 inch rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Spread each rectangle with 1/3 of the softened butter. In a bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/3 of brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the surface of the dough. Roll up jelly-roll style and cut into about 12 rounds. (I found that using floss works great!Just put the floss under the roll where you want to cut, and then cross the ends of the floss to cut through the rolls.) Place on a greased baking sheet (cookie sheets work best). Follow the same procedure with other 2 portions of dough. Let raise 2-3 hours. Bake one sheet at a time at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Spread with powdered sugar glaze while still warm. MAKES 3-4 DOZEN CINNAMON ROLLS.

Powdered Sugar Glaze:


1/2 cup butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

DIRECTIONS: Cream the above ingredients together. Spread over warm cinnamon rolls.

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