The Machine Shed Giant Cinnamon Rolls

"This is from the cookbook they sell in the restaurant. These are great cinnamon rolls if you are lucky enough to get one before they sell out! Prep time includes rising."
photo by Lauren S. photo by Lauren S.
photo by Lauren S.
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Ready In:
3hrs 40mins




  • In very large mixing bowl combine 3 1/2 cups of the flour and yeast.
  • In medium pan, heat milk, butter, sugar and salt just till warm (120-130 degrees) and butter is almost melted, stirring constantly. Add to flour mixture.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, beating with a mixer on low for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high for 3 minutes.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderatly soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3-5 mins total).
  • Shape into a ball. Place in greased bowl, turning once.
  • Cover; let rise an a warm place until double. approximately 1 hour.
  • For filling, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Grease two 13x9x2 inch baking pans; set aside.
  • Punch dough down and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in 1/2. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Roll 1/2 the dough to a 16x12" rectangle.
  • Spread dough with half of the softened butter. Sprinkle with half the brown sugar and 1 T cinnamon.
  • Roll up jelly roll style starting with one of the short sides; pinch edges to seal.
  • Slice roll into 6 pieces.
  • Arrange dough pieces cut side up, in one of the prepared baking pans. Repeat with remaining dough, butter and filling.
  • Cover and let dough rise in a warm place until nearly double (about 45 mins.).
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until browned and rolls sound hollow when lightly tapped.
  • Remove from oven, cool for 1 minute then invert onto wire rack. Invert again onto serving platter and spread with butter cream icing.
  • Butter Cream Icing:.
  • In large bowl, beat together softened butter, 3 cups powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually beat in evaporated milk.
  • Beat in enough additional powdered sugar (about 1 1/2 cups) to make a soft spreading consistency.

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  1. I had so much fun making these and everyone LOVED THEM!!!!
  2. Best Cinnamon Rolls I have ever had!!! So many compliments!
  3. My family made me promise to NEVER make these again. Not good.


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