From Scratch Cinnamon Yeast Rolls

Kathie Carr Recipe

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

2 Hr 30 Min
25 Min

These rolls are from a Fleischmann's Yeast brochure printed in the 1960's. I used this recipe when I was a kid in 4-H and, after trying dozens of other recipes over the years, these have remained my all time favorite cinnamon rolls.

Recipe is from scratch and takes a long time to make, but I think they are worth the effort.

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recipe, the best sweet yeast roll dough i have ever found
see link below in comments
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
1 1/2 Tbsp
1/2 c
chopped walnuts, optional
3 c
powdered sugar
6 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 tsp
vanilla extract
5-6 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Make yeast dough as directed in recipe, "The Best Sweet Yeast Roll Dough I Have Ever Found". Link given below in comments.

Prep time given includes time for dough to rise.

Follow directions down to Step 3 where it says, At this point you can shape and fill as desired.
Punch dough down. Divide in half.

Roll one half of dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12 by 18 inch rectangle. Spread with half the butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle half of the mixture over surface. Sprinkle nuts over sugar mixture if you are using nuts. Roll up tightly lengthwise, sealing edges. Cut into 12 slices. Place in greased 13 by 9 inch pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover.
Let rise 30 to 45 minutes until nearly doubled again.
Bake in preheated 350 degrees oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes. Combine icing ingredients and drizzle over rolls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

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Kathie Carr kathiecc
Mar 31, 2012
Recipe Link for "The Best Sweet Yeast Roll Dough I Have Ever Found"

The Best Sweet Yeast Roll Dough I Have Ever Found
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Jody Robinson MrsRobinson911
Mar 22, 2014
Cinnamon rolls came out great! I used the best sweet yeast roll recipe to start. I made one small adjustment to that recipe. I took almost a tablespoon of sugar from the amount going into the scalded milk and instead dissolved it in the warm water and then added the yeast and covered it. The sugar really activates the yeast so it's bubbly and foamy and smells wonderful. This recipe is a keeper!! Thank you!
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Jody Robinson MrsRobinson911
Mar 22, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Jody Robinson MrsRobinson911
Mar 22, 2014
One more helpful hint for the cinnamon filling: I melted the butter and brushed it on the 12x18 dough and then followed the recipe as directed.
Ted Cooper breadbag
Jan 16, 2015
I'll make these using the sweet dough recipe. But I cut the dough into strips, them drag the strips through melted butter, then drag through a mixture of cinnamon and brown sugar. Roll the strips up and put them in the baking dish. I'll post here how they come out.
Robin Rose Rsquaredky
Jan 25, 2015
I'm an experienced cook, but have never been able to master bread making. After staring at this recipe, and the one for Best Sweet Yeast Roll for a week, I decided to take the plunge this morning. They were fabulous! Thank you for sharing.
Tamatha Baker Tamatha_Baker
Feb 28, 2015
Omg sooooo yummy
Raven Rossman ShugieBear
Aug 28, 2015
Hi. I love this site! I came across this recipe this morning and tried it. I made chocolate caramel Toffee rolls instead of cinnamon, just to change it up. I made my dough with the bread machine on the dough cycle. It turned out fantastic. Thank you for the great recipes!
Robin Poe HickseyGirl
Oct 29, 2015
Good Morning.
I am really excited to be making the cinnamon rolls this morning. I had made the yeast rolls yesterday and they turn out PERFECT! Thank You. For quite some time now, I have been trying to find the yeast rolls recipe that My Momma used to use. God rest Her soul. And I do believe that I have finally come to that. Thank You again:) Going to make the dough now, will let Yawl know how it turns out. GOD BLESS.
Robin Poe HickseyGirl
Oct 30, 2015
This is THE BEST RECIPE EVER!! Thank You so much. I also made the cinnamon rolls, and they where a hit. Beings that we love cinnamon, I had taken the filling and doubled it. Mixed it all together and spread it with a rubber spatula on the dough. They where completely AMAZING!!

Thank You, and GOD BLESS.
Hicksey Girl.