Aunt Mindy's Cinnamon Rolls
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cups shortening
1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes (I just mix up some fake potatoes)
2 T. yeast, dissolved in 1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 t. salt
3 cups scalded milk
10 cups flour (about)
Combine yeast with 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Let sit. In a seperate bowl cream sugar, shortening and mashed potatoes. Once yeast has raised add it to the creamed mixture. Add salt, scalded milk and eggs. Mix. Add flour until your dough is sticky, but workable. Let raise in the bowl until double.
THEN: Roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread milk or melted butter over the dough. Cover with cinnamon, sugar and brown sugar (nuts and raisins are optional). Roll up and then cut into 2 inch slices with a thick thread. Place on a greased baking sheet. Smash rolls down until they are pretty flat and then let them raise again. Cook at 350 for 21 minutes or until light brown.
Cool and then top with frosting.
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