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Grandma's Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Remember this post about these cinnamon rolls:

In that post I told you I would give you my Grandma's super yummy cinnamon roll recipe.

Yeah, I forgot until just now! You guys have to remind me of these things! That is why I have my email address on the sidebar. (lorieblogs (at) gmail (dot) com. So you can email me and say, hey! You forgot to post this. Or Hey! I put something cute on my blog and you should blog about it. Or Hey! I want to be your best friend. You know, whatever!

So without further is my Grandma's Cinnamon Roll Recipe:

The dough (this is also the recipe that she uses for her dinner rolls!!):

What you need:
2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
2 yeast cakes (Fleischmann's active dry yeast...that is what my Grandma said, so you have to use Fleischmanns! Okay, not really. And just in case you don't have yeast cakes, 1 cake = 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast)
5-6 cups of flour (I use 6+)

a lot of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped nuts (preferably walnuts) or raisins (if you are crazy)

What you do:

Warm the milk in a sauce pan (do not boil)

Mix butter, sugar and salt into the milk in the sauce pan.

Beat two eggs and add to the mix.

Add yeast and stir.

Wait until the yeast does that thing yeast does.

Then add flour and in the words of my Grandmother "work until good" which pretty much means mix/knead until you make it look like dough!!

Let rise for 1 hr in a warm place. (I sort of forgot this step the first time I made them and they were still good!!)

Cut dough in half and roll into a rectangle.

Melt butter and spread over the entire surface of the dough. (This is the fun part I always got to do as a kid! Messy and fun! Some of my favorite memories with my Grandma!)

Spread brown sugar over the butter.

Sprinkle cinnamon on top of brown sugar.

Sprinkle nuts on top of cinnamon (or *shudder* raisins! Don't get me wrong. I like raisins in general. Just NOT in my cinnamon rolls. But to each their own!)

Jelly roll it TIGHT. You want to roll it whatever way will make it the longest. (Remember if you are making them into hearts you want to follow these directions when rolling.)

Cut it in half and then half each peice so that you have four eaqual pieces. Cut each piece into three rolls. I just use a knife because that is what my Grandma did. But you can also use thread/string and go from the bottom up. That works nicely too.

Repeat the last part with the second half of the dough (or if you only need a dozen then use the other half of the dough for dinner rolls!!)

Put each dozen in a greased 9x13 pan. Grandma always used Crisco. and let rise for one hour in a warm place. (This one you cannot skip if you are short on time! And if you have longer than an hour, give them a little more time and they will be kind to you in return!!)

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. When they are done, glaze them with a powdered sugar and water mix or frost them (my favorite) with this buttercream frosting recipe.


Unknown said...

mmmm sounds good! I love cinnamon buns!

Sarah said...

These sounds wonderful! We might just try to make these Saturday for the kids! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thanks for visiting my blog too! :)

Lorie said...

They are good! Especially with the frosting! Low cal too! Bwahahaha!

The Phillips Place said...

Oh, homemade cinnamon rolls are the greatest! These would be so perfect since Valentine's Day is over a weekend! Yummy!

Laura said...

These look so yummy - thanks for the recipe!

jennykate77 said...

Oh wow...those sound YUMM-O!

I've always been a little fearful of trying homemade cinnamon rolls...just seems like it takes a while and would be easy to mess up. However, you make it seem do-able. The recipe sounds delish. I might give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

~Emily~ said...

those are so adorable!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

They're so cute!

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy!

Krystal said...

They sound so delicious!! And I love the heart shapes!

Live.Love.Eat said...

These look to DIE FOR!

LifeNStuffUSA said...

Gonna try these out soon!