Mom's Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by snuqueen
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • Add the yeast to the warm water. Let sit while preparing rolls. Put a little sugar in the mixture to feed the yeast. It should rise.
  • Scald milk; add shortening.
  • Add sugar and salt and cool to tepid.
  • Add beaten egg and yeast.
  • Add flour 1 cup at a time beating after each addition. Add 4 cups flour. Dough will be soft but firm enough to handle. Add more flour a little at a time until you can handle the dough.
  • Knead on a floured surface until elastic and smooth.
  • Place in an oiled bowl and let rise 1-1/2 hours or refrigerate overnight.
  • Press dough down and divide into workable sections.
  • Roll out into a rectangle.
  • Cover with melted or softened butter.
  • Mix cinnamon and brown sugar and spread over melted butter generously.
  • Roll up jellyroll style and pinch ends to seal.
  • Cut into slices 1 inch thick (I use dental floss to slice evenly).
  • Place in greased pan leaving space to rise. Let rise until doubled.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly brown.
  • For the Frosting:
  • Beat powdered sugar, melted butter and vanilla together, adding milk or cream to make a thick consistency.
  • Spread over warm rolls to let frosting melt.