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Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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This recipe for Cinnamon Rolls, by , is from The LaRue Wood Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Added: Sunday, July 26, 2009


1 pkg active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk cooled to lukewarm
1/3 -1/2 sugar
1/3 cup shortening or butter, softened
1 tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups flour

Cinnamon Mixture:
1/2 cube butter melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsps cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in milk, sugar, shortening, salt, egg, and 2 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough that is easy to handle, not sticky
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, maybe about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turn in bowl so that the greased side it up. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double, about 1 to 1 1/2 hour.
Punch down dough; on a lightly floured surface roll dough into a rectangle about 9 x 18 inches. Spread the rolled out dough with melted butter. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small dish and sprinkle over the butter that was spread on the rolled out dough. Roll up tightly, beginning at the wide side. Seal by pinching the edges of the roll together. Stretch and shape the roll to make it even. Cut roll into 1 -2 inch slices using a string, crisscrossing the string and pulling it tight.
Place the slices a little apart on a greased pan or cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until double, about 35 minutes. Heat the oven to 350 . Bake until golden brown about 25 - 30 minutes. Remove from oven and spread rolls with glaze while warm.
Glaze: Mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth and of the desired consistency.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
It was always a special treat when mom made cinnamon rolls. We would sometimes help sprinkling the cinnamon sugar and the favorite part was to cut the dough with string. Mom's cinnamon rolls were always melt in your mouth delicious.




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