Mrs Powells Cinnamon Rolls (Copycat)

Recipe by startnover
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
YIELD: 1 batch




  • Place first 3 ingredients into mixing bowl and let sit till yeast begins to work.
  • Add other ingredients using just as much flour as necessary to make a smooth elastic nor quite sticky dough.
  • Knead well.
  • Place in a greased bowl and let rise till doubled.
  • Punch down, rise till doubled again.
  • knead then let rest 10 minutes.
  • Roll out about 1/2 inch thick .
  • Spread with desired filling butter -- then sugar -- then orange or cinnamon.spreading out evenly and going almost to the edge.
  • Roll up jelly roll style and cut into 3/4-1 inch thick rolls.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet allowing plenty of room for them to expand.
  • Let raise 30 minutes.
  • Cook at 350°F for up to 25 minutes, watch carefully and do not let them brown!
  • Store in an airtight container and only frost when needed.
  • To freshen your cinnamon rolls place a pat of butter on top and microwave for 10-20 seconds.
  • I have no idea how many this makes -- depends on how big you make them.
  • Frosting I use:
  • 8 c powdered sugar.
  • 1-1/2 T vanilla.
  • 1 c butter or margarine.
  • cream or milk.
  • For orange rolls add 1 T orange zest and the juice of an orange.
  • Mix well with a hand mixer using just enough cream to make a nice spreadable frosting.