Prep 45 mins
Cook 3 hrs
I have been making cinnamon rolls and dinner rolls with this recipe since I was about 13. This recipe came from the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook in the 60's.
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk, lukewarm
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 7 -7 1⁄2 cups flour
- Mix water and yeast in large mixing bowl.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Add milk, sugar salt, eggs, shortening and 1/2 of the flour.
- Mix until smooth and pour out onto floured surface. Knead while adding the additional flour. Knead until smooth and elastic( about 5 minutes).
- Round up in greased bowl with greased side up. Cover with damp cloth.
- Let rise in warm place until double (about 1&1/2 hours).
- Punch down; let rise again until almost double.
- Dough is ready to to make into cinnamon rolls or dinner rolls now.
I halved this recipe to make a batch cinnamon rolls. I used butter instead of shortening because my shortening had expired. I pulled off a small amount of dough to make 6 dinner rolls and used the rest to make 12 cinnamon rolls. They came out excellent. My husband said they were the best he ever had homemade or store-bought. I used your filling from Cinnamon Rolls and for the frosting I used 1/2 a batch of Cream Cheese Frosting. Thanks for posting!!
Yes, this dough can be made in the bread machine. I made 1/2 a recipe in order to make Cinnamon Rolls. Doing it in the bread machine on the dough cycle is a real time saver. The water, milk, sugar, salt and beaten egg were added first. The shortening was cut into small cubes and added, then 3 1/2 cups flour and finally the yeast. Made for *ZWT6*
Finally, cinnamon roll success, using this dough recipe and your recipe for the filling which was perfect as well. I used half the dough for dinner rolls that were delicious. Thanks for posting the keeper!