Cinnamon Rolls

READY IN: 24hrs 20mins
Recipe by Dani Jean

This is a very, very old family recipe to be made at family gatherings. It takes years to perfect as great grandmother did so one person in the family rises to the top and after perfecting it can be the only one to make it each year. But, since not everyone has this family standard for tradition taste, I'll post it here.

Top Review by Gerry

I simply cannot resist trying 'very very old family recipes' and despite your warning that the recipe took years to perfect I decided to take up the challenge. My results were very much the same as that of Sackville Girl. I too will use less sugar next time around and will try brushing the rolls rather then drizzling the butter. Would love to know your great grandma's secret to perfecting these cinnamon 'bow knots' Dani Jean!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Stir in milk, sugar, shortening, salt, egg, and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Add more flour until dough is easy to handle.
  5. Knead 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  6. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until double. (1 ½ hours).
  7. Mix 1 cup sugar with 4 tablespoons cinnamon.
  8. Roll out dough, sprinkle on some of cinnamon and sugar mixture, cut into 1 inch by 6 inch strips.
  9. Tie strips into knots (bows), dip into butter, then cinnamon/sugar.
  10. Place in 9 by 13 pan, drizzle butter over, let rise 30 to 40 minutes.
  11. Bake 375 for 15 to 20 minutes. Watch closely.

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