Vinegar Rolls (Cinnamon Rolls)

Christine Whisenhunt Recipe

By Christine Whisenhunt cwhisenhunt

45 Min
15 Min

I just found a cookbook that my mother put together for our church when I was 9 or 10 that I had forgotten about! This book is full of recipes from all the old grannies that my mother grew up with, so you know they're good! These women were friends of my grandmother, so I knew many of them as well. Let me tell you, these women can COOK! So, I've decided to post some of the recipes that appeal to me and I think may be something you all would like to try as well.

This is the eighth. I thought this was an interesting twist on cinnamon rolls, and the fact that it doesn't call for yeast was an added bonus. (I hate fussy baking. All that rising and re-rising and waiting...I just don't do it.) My hubby loves cinnamon rolls, so I'll definitely have to try these. Hope you do too! Enjoy!

**This is another recipe from Ruth Evans, who has gone to be with Jesus, and was one of my grandmother's closest friends.**

Note: Photo borrowed from the internet.


2 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
1 c
1 stick
1 c
cinnamon, to taste
1/2 c
2 c
1 1/2 c
water (original recipe said 2 1/2, but based on others attempts at this, it seems that was most likely a typo, but i noted the original amount here as reference, in case you find you need a little more.)

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix first five ingredients as you would for biscuit dough. Roll out in to a 10x5 inch thin rectangle on a well floured board. Spread butter over the dough. Sprinkle sugar evenly over butter. Sprinkle cinnamon over sugar. Roll up into a log, from the log side. Cut into 1 inch slices. Place cut side down in baking dish.
Mix the 3 syrup ingredients in saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. Pour hot syrup over rolls and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

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Amanda Gabehart Amanda_Gabehart
Apr 10, 2015
I had the same result as Sue Hayes...When mixing my dough, I found there was too much milk so I didn't add it all in but I did pour all the boiled sauce over the rolls and found it was all still there sloshing around the pan after the timer went off so I waited a while longer but it didn't change the viscosity.
Christine Whisenhunt cwhisenhunt
Jun 22, 2014
Yes I did, Albert, but thanks for sharing!
Albert Reynolds Facestuffer
Jun 17, 2014
Christine, I didn't see it mentioned anywhere, so, I thought I would ask. Did you know about using sewing thread or dental floss for cutting the cinnamon rolls? Use the unflavored dental floss of course.
Just lay it down & slide it under the end of the roll to the length you want to cut. Bring the ends of the thread together, cross over & pull to cut a clean cut with mashing the rolls. Just as neat as can be.
Just a little information passed along from an old cook to a young one.
Happy Cooking & Happier Eating.
Christine Whisenhunt cwhisenhunt
Aug 19, 2012
I had already gone and searched for your biscuit recipe and saved it the other day. I wasn't kidding, I've been looking for a good one for a long time! LOL That's for the info. I'll change the recipe and note the change. I appreciate it, as I have yet to make these myself. Thank you!
Bambi Pickard DatKoolBreeze
Aug 16, 2012
I just loved your recipe Christine I had totally forgotten about Vinegar Rolls till I saw your recipe and they came out wonderful. I am pretty sure the water was a typo and should be 1 1/2

Christine I think you will be very happy with the biscuits my Great Gram's was like your Granny she did everything by eye and I had a time trying to figure it out. Her measurements said things like 'flour like for bread' lol This recipe is over a hundred years old :)

Melt in your Mouth Gram's Scratch Biscuits