Sweet Memories Cinnamon Rolls

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Okie Chef

These are the cinnamon rolls my elementary school served every Friday with bean chowder for lunch. I added to the name because they do bring back such sweet memories! *note* I'm not sure if the sizes on the yeast and powdered sugar are exactly right, zaar would not let me put them as just package or box.

Top Review by b1stewart

I made these twice. The first ones were good but the size of a cake saucer almost and had too much filling to suit my taste. I indeed got 12 rolls and hubby ate them up. The second time I rolled them lots thinner. Divided my dough and used much less filling. I get 39 small rolls (app. 3 inches, 1/2 inch tall. Doubled the icing on this one. And loved them. So I guess it depends on the size you like. I like the smaller and next time will freeze them in individual servings for breakfast, and add icing as needed. Don't know how the freezing will work. But will post when I find out. Thanks Okie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in lukewarm water. Add melted shortening and beaten egg. Add flour, powdered milk and salt; mix thoroughly. Cover and let rise until double in a warm place. Work down and roll to 11/4-inch thickness. Brush with butter.
  2. -------To prepare filling------.
  3. Combine sugars and cinnamon mixing thoroughly.
  4. Sprinkle Cinnamon Mix and roll up lengthwise. Cut into 12 (2 ½ inch) rolls. Place on greased tray; let rise until double. Bake in 400º F oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. --------Glaze-------.
  6. Brush hot cinnamon rolls with powdered sugar glaze.

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