home made cinnamon rolls

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Peggi Anne Tebben
Granbury, TX

I started making these about 35 years ago. First time I tried, they were a big hit & I have been making them ever since. I also made these at the last 2 restaurants I worked at. We made several big pans a day. Some of the ones here are big rolls & some are smaller. I will show you how to make both. The bigger ones are nice for selling in restaurants & bake sells, etc.

★★★★★ 6
method Bake

Ingredients For home made cinnamon rolls

  • 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 sticks softened real butter
  • cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 5 - 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
  • milk

How To Make home made cinnamon rolls

  • 1
    Combine flour, salt, & sugar in large bowl.
  • 2
    In another medium bowl, combine the water & yeast. Add a pinch of sugar to get the yeast to working. This is called "proofing" the yeast. It checks to see if your yeast is good & also gets your bread a better start & I believe it makes it lighter & fluffier.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, combine the eggs & oil.
  • 4
    After the yeast mixture has set for about 5 minutes, add the egg mixture in with it & mix. Then pour this into the flour mixture & with large wooden spoon mix until it forms a ball.
  • 5
    Turn out onto a floured board & knead for 4 or 5 minutes or until dough has elasticity.
  • 6
    Place in a large greased bowl.
  • 7
    Cover & let rise for about 1 1/2 hours or until at least doubled in size.
  • 8
    If you have enough room to roll all the dough out at once, go for it. If not, divide in 2 pieces & roll one out at a time into a rectangle. I roll mine about 1/4" thick. Spread about 1 stick of room temperature real butter on each rectangle, leaving about 1/2" on one long side dry to crimp after rolling.
  • 9
    Then sprinkle the cinnamon on (as much as you like).
  • 10
    Now spread about 1 1/4 cup brown sugar per rectangle.
  • 11
    Starting with long end, roll away from you, keeping taunt but not too tight.
  • 12
    Crimp the dry end to roll of dough to secure. Turn the roll with the crimped side down.
  • 13
    Cut the width you want for the desired size of rolls you want.
  • 14
    If you want larger rolls, cut thick & then with the palm of your hand gently press down to flatten out wider.
  • 15
    Spray your pans with cooking spray & place rolls in pans. Allow room for rising. Don't overcrowd your pan,as they wil not cook properly.
  • 16
    Repeat with the smaller rolls.
  • 17
    Cover with towel & let rise in warm place.
  • 18
    They should be doubled in size & touching each other.
  • 19
    Place in a 350° oven on center rack & bake for about 20 minutes or until a golden brown on top. Don't overcook or they will dry out. Remove from oven & allow to almost completely cool.
  • 20
    Mix the icing ingredients together with a whisk, using 1 T. milk at a time until desired consistency! I like mine thick.
  • 21
    Spread lots of icing on top & enjoy.
  • 22
    When I heat some up, I will post a picture & explain how I do it to make it UMMMMMM!!