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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

I LOVE Cinnamon Rolls. They are such a weakness of mine. I've tried to convince Jack to go anywhere on a plane just so we can go to cinnabon in the airport. I'm also somewhat of a cinnamon roll snob. I won't eat them from just anywhere. I have to have them a certain way. Large, fluffy, loaded with the goods. I can't help it. I was spoiled with these rolls growing up. After you try them you'll be somewhat of a snob too!

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
3 eggs
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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  1. these really are the best!!!! I have tried lots of different recipes for Cinnamon Rolls and this is by far the winner!!! I LOVE THEM!!!

  2. ahhhh, I am salivating already! I can't wait to try these. :)

  3. what recipe do you use for the frosting?

  4. Melanie- We don't really have a recipe and I forgot to measure everything out. It's Pwd. Sugar, Shortening, Milk and Vanilla. Usually like a bag of pwd. sugar. About 1/4 cup of shortening. A little bit of milk and a tsp. vanilla. If it needs more sugar we add it... if it needs more milk we add it... haha I'll try to get it measured out and I'll post it.