Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe has been in my family for many years. I make them often and hope they will be a hit with your family too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and mashed potatoes.
  2. Add water and yeast; mix well.
  3. Cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour.
  4. Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients and set aside.
  5. Stir dough down;mix in butter, eggs and salt.
  6. Gradually stir in flour.
  7. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface;knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  8. Divide dough in half.
  9. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 12in.
  10. by 12 inch square.
  11. Divide filling and spread over each square to within 1 inch of the edges.
  12. Roll up jelly-roll style.
  13. Place in a greased 9 by 9inch baking pan.
  14. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  15. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until golden.
  16. Drizzle with a confectioners sugar icing if desired.
Most Helpful

I made these cinnamon rolls and the dough is the best that I have had. The dough was light and easy to make. I made a couple of minor changes. Instead of using all purpose flour I used bread flour and I put butter, cinnamon, sugar and pecans in the bottom of the pan because my family does not care for glaze on their cinnamon rolls. Excellent recipe I can't wait to make these to take to my women's bible study group.

Rosalyn Gipson December 01, 2002

Excallento great dough.... made carmael cinniamon rolls by melting 3T butter in bottom of pan, add 1/4 c brown sugar and let just come to bubbly simmer..add 1or 2 T milk stirring. May add slightly and line up rolls on top and raise and cook as per recipe.

Angeljewel November 15, 2009

Very moist and great flavor! I was a little confused when you said to roll the dough jelly-roll style, but then you didn't cut them before letting them rise again. I let them rise not cut and it was a hassle to cut them afterward, even with dental floss. Next time I will cut them first. I do love this recipe though! I've been looking for a good one! I used a thick butter cream frosting for mine and my family loved them! I like how fast they rise and how easy the dough is to handle and work with! Thanks so much!

afabcookinmama March 09, 2009