Mom's Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by MirandaLee
READY IN: 4hrs 20mins




  • 1/2 stick melted butter for center of rolls and a mixtuer of about 1 cup sugar and some cinnamon for sprinkling in center Melt shortening with sugar and salt in microwave about 3 minutes or until shortening is melted.
  • While microwave is running, put yeast in the warm water and stir to dissolve.
  • Slowly add flour to shortening mixture but not too much.
  • When yeast is dissolved stir completely and add to flour mixture.
  • Add eggs and flour alternately and mix as much as you can with mixer, then take rest of flour and knead on counter until no longer tacky.
  • Grease bowl with oil and place dough in bowl and add more oil to coat top.
  • Place a towel over bowl and let rise until double in bulk.
  • In small bowl, mix 1 cup or so of sugar and add cinnamon to taste.
  • After dough rises, roll out on counter to about 1/4" thick.
  • Melt butter and spread over dough.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over entire rolled out dough.
  • Roll up dough into jelly roll style and take knife and cut into about 1" to 1 1/2" slices.
  • Put in glass pan that has been sprayed with pam spray.
  • Cover with towel and let rise until double.
  • Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or so.
  • You can frost the cooled rolls with powder sugar frosting.