Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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alice coffield


This takes several hours to make - mostly waiting for the dough to rise. But it is wonderful. Try it on a rainy day. My friends and family have really enjoyed these rolls.


★★★★★ 3 votes

about 15 people
4 Hr
20 Min


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2 pkg
dried yeast
2/3 c
warm water
1 tsp
2 c
milk, heated to steaming
1/4 c
1/2 c
eggs, well beaten
4 - 6 c
1 tsp
1/2 c
1 1/2 c
white sugar or
1/2 c
brown sugar plus
1 c
white sugar
1 Tbsp
1 1/4 c
chopped apples or rasins
2/3 c
walnut pieces


3 c
powdered sugar & possibly a little more
1/2 c
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
very soft margarine

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1Combine yeast in the warm water, stir until completely dissolved. Add the bit of sugar. Let stand 20 min.
  • 2Warm milk to steaming and remove from the heat. Allow to cool until warm. Add yeast mixture. Add sugar and margarine - let the margarine melt and cool a bit more. Add the beaten eggs, wisking in gently until all is well combined.
  • 3When just barely warm, add 2 cups of flour, 1 at a time, stirring to produce a sticky dough. Put out on well floured, covered board or table covered with wax paper - floured with 1 cup to 1 1/2 c. flour.
  • 4Work in 2 C flour slowly. Sprinkle flour by 1/2 c. increments over the flour and knead about 15 to 20 min) into a soft dough.
  • 5Grease 1 large mixing bowl very well. Make dough into a large ball and put into the bowl, turning to completely grease the dough. Place tuck side down.
  • 6Place bowl in a warm place Covered with a towel. If the room is cold, put oven on warm and open oven door a little bit. Place bowl on the oven top. Allow to raise about 1 - 2 hours or until doubled, and check by pushing a finger into the dough. If it is ready, the dough will fill in slowly.
  • 7Punch dough down, collapsing it. Take out onto bread board or clean waxed paper with 1/2 c flour sprinkled on it. Fold and knead about 6 times.
    Cut into 2 pieces.
  • 8Roll dough out longwise, about 2 feet, leaving 6 in width. Using half the margarine, sugar/cinnamon mix, Butter the dough liberally, Add sugar/cinnamon mix liberally . Sprinkle on nuts or raisins or apples if you like.
  • 9Roll up longwise and pinch sides. Cut into 1/2 in pieces. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place in 2 square cake pans or 2 round cake oans oe 2 pie plates - about 1 in. apart.
  • 10When the rolls are touching closely or about 25 to 30 min, heat oven to 375 degrees. Put in oven - 2 on the center shelf. Bake about 20 - 25 min., checking doness - rolls will have raised up to the top and will be lightly browned.
  • 11Make glaze by combining 1 tsp. vanilla, the butter with powd3ered sugar until it is thick. Thin out with milk, adding sugar and milk a little at a time until you reach a medium runnyness: pours off a spoon easily. If you want more frosting - add milk in TB. and add sugar by spoonfulls, to make the right thickness
  • 12Take rolls out and allow to cool until just barely warm. Make med - thin vanilla glaze and drizzle on top of cinnamon rolls - About 1 1/2 TB for each roll
    Allow to cool. You can eat them warm or cool. Warm is much better. This is good at brunch or breakfast. But it is a good snack anytime.

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