Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

READY IN: 3hrs 45mins




  • In a cup, combine yeast, warm water and 1 tsp sugar. Stir and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining sugar, butter, salt and eggs. Stir well.
  • Add yeast mixture.
  • Add half the flour and beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough of the remaining flour until dough is stiff.
  • Turn out onto a well-floured board.
  • Knead for 10 minutes.
  • Place in a plastic bowl and cover.
  • Let dough rise in a warm place until double in bulk. This may take 1 1/2 hours.
  • Punch down dough and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Roll out on a floured surface into a 15x20 inch rectangle.
  • To prepare filling----------.
  • Spread dough with half cup butter.
  • Mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough.
  • Sprinkle with walnuts and raisins.
  • Roll up and pinch edge together to seal.
  • Cut into 12 slices.
  • Coat bottom of a 13 by 9 inch baking pan and an 8 inch square pan with remaining 1/2 cup melted butter.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Place cinnamon roll slices close together in pans.
  • Let rise in a warm place until dough is doubled in bulk i.e. for about 45 minutes.
  • Topping----------.
  • In a saucepan, place all ingredients except for pecans.
  • Melt these ingredients on range top.
  • Mix in pecans and then pour over the top of rolls.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until done.
  • Cool.