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Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 2 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/2 tsp.)
  • 5 C. flour
  • 1/2 heaping tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 scant tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 T. salt
  • 1 C. melted butter or oil
  • 1/8 C. cinnamon
  • 1 C. sugar


    Maple Glaze:


  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C. milk
  • 3 T. melted butter
  • 1/4 C. brewed coffee
  • 1/2 T. maple flavoring


Directions for Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

1. Heat milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Don't let the mixture boil! The idea is just to get it warm enough to activate the yeast. Dip your wrist in the mixture; if it's hot enough to feel it, but cool enough not to burn, it's just right.

Sprinkle the yeast on the milk and allow it to sit for 1 minute. Then add 4 cups of flour; stir until combined. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.


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2. This is what your dough will look like after it has risen. It will have doubled in size. Now add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the remaining 1 cup of flour. Mix well. 

cinnamon rolls recipe

3. On a floured surface, roll the dough out into a very large rectangle (about 2 feet in length). You may need to prick it with a fork here and there to get rid of any air bubbles. 

cinnamon rolls recipe

4. Brush the dough with melted butter. You can use a pastry brush for this; however a spoon or even your hands will work.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

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5. Roll up jelly-roll style. It's very important to roll the dough up tightly, or you will have loose rolls that fall apart easily. Start pinching and rolling carefully. When you get to the end, you can seal the two ends shut by pinching them together. 

cinnamon rolls recipe

6. Cut rolls with a sharp knife into 1 1/2 inch sections. Place 1/2 inch apart on a greased dish. I used a pie dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place for another 30 minutes.

Bake at 375* for 13 - 15 minutes.

cinnamon rolls recipe

7. While the rolls are baking, mix the glaze ingredients. You need to whip it very well to eliminate the chunks of powdered sugar. You may want to add more maple flavoring or coffee, as you prefer. 

cinnamon rolls recipe

8. Let rolls cool for about 1 minute. Then drizzle icing over the top generously. With this cinnamon rolls recipe, don't be afraid to put on a lot! They will absorb the extra.

cinnamon rolls recipe

cinnamon rolls recipe

9. Enjoy!