Total Time
4hrs
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 1 hr

My good friend DeLynn took a Cinnamon Roll making class at the Culinary Institute 15 years ago and this is the recipe she's being using ever since. She brought these to a gathering this weekend and they were delicious! I can see why she's never strayed from this recipe...why change from the best!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soften yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water, with 1 teaspoon sugar added; Set aside for five minutes.
  2. Put milk, sugar, salt, and about one cup flour in a large bowl,and beat well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Then add eggs and yeast mixture and a couple cups of flour and beat again.
  4. Add the soft butter and the rest of the flour,adding the rest of flour very slowly, until the dough is still too stiff to stir.
  5. Knead the dough until it is smooth and satiny, adding only enough to keep if from sticking.
  6. Add more of the flour, as needed.
  7. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease all sides.
  8. Let rise in warm place until double, about an hour,covering bowl with a towel or plastic wrap; I use my oven with the light on and the oven itself turned on for 30 seconds; The optimum temperature is around 90 degrees.
  9. Punch down, kneading for about 30 seconds to remove bubbles; Cover and let rise again.
  10. Punch down dough again.
  11. Cut with a knife into four parts, and shape into balls; Roll each ball into a 8 X 14 inch rectangle.
  12. Spread the dough with about 3 tablespoons butter, leaving far edge unbuttered.
  13. Spread with one fourth the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  14. Roll up; roll tightly; Pinch edges; Cut into slices.
  15. Place in greased pan and let rise until double in size, 45-60 minutes.
  16. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  17. Frost with a powdered sugar glaze or light amount of canned vanilla frosting.

Reviews

Most Helpful

I can't believe I forgot to review this recipe! I have made this several times now. I always double the recipe when making for our boarding house boys (don't recall how many rolls I get, but I do cut them small) yet there's nothing left at the end of the evening! The dough is very easy to work with. I drizzle them with icing sugar/milk glaze soon as they are out of the oven. Everybody here loves these and I get regular requests to make them! Thank you so much, KC_Cooker, for sharing this absolutely wonderful recipe!

Aaliyah's&Aaron'sMum April 22, 2011

Delicious! The first time I made a strawberry filled wreath (like a king cake) out of the dough, it took 35 minutes to bake. This time I used an orange cream cheese frosting on top = the most amazing orange rolls!!!

Random Rachel December 24, 2010

AMAZING! These are beautiful, we all loved them. The ones that I didn't roll out and left the dough thicker turned out better I think. Thanks so much for posting.

kelly in TO December 25, 2009

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