Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls

Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Heather Stallings


This receipe has been passed down for 3 generations, but I have updated it a little bit.

★★★★★ 2 votes
makes 1-2 dozen
55 Min
30 Min


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1/2 c
5 Tbsp
2 tsp
2 1/2 stick
2 pkg
rapid rising yeast
1 c
warm water
5 c
1/2 c
1 can(s)
vanilla rich and creamy frosting.

How to Make Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 2Place 1/2 cup of milk, 5 TBSP of sugar, 2 tsp of salt, 3 TBSP of butter in a bowl. Microwave until butter is melted and sugar disolved. Let cool COMPLETELY or it will kill the yeast.
  • 3Grease a cake pan or casserole dish. I have found that unsalted butter works best for this but you can use regular butter also.
  • 4In another bowl, place 1/2 TBSP of sugar, 1/2 cup warm water, and 2 packs of yeast. Stir and let sit until it doubles in volume.
  • 5In a large mixing bowl, place 5 cups of flour, yeast mixture, and milk mixture. Mix well adding small amounts of warm water until all dough is mixed. Using your hands to mix works better than a spoon. Make into a ball and cover with clean, dry towel and let rise for 20 minutes.
  • 6After dough has risen, flour counter top and rolling pin. Place dough in the middle of flour and roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • 7Add a layer of butter and thoughly dust with cinnamon and sugar. Roll into a log and cut in 1 to 1 and 1/2 pieces. Place about an inch apart in the pan. Cover with a towel once again and place in a warm place to rise again for another 20 minutes.
  • 8Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • 9Once rolls are out of the oven, melt a stick of butter and brush rolls with butter. Then, coat with vanilla frosting.
  • 10This step is optional for those that like a more sticky bottom. In a sauce pan, add 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 2 TBSP of cinnamon, and a stick of butter. Melt over medium heat until at caramel-like state. Spread in the bottom of baking dishes before adding cut rolls.

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