Saturday, January 23, 2016

The World's BEST Cinnamon Rolls


Ahhhh! The weekend! One of my favorite things to do on Saturdays is make cinnamon rolls that we can snack all evening, then have for Sunday morning breakfast. I make them from scratch, so the process isn't quick but it is so worth the time and energy! These cinnamon rolls are ridiculously phenomenal! 

To begin combine 2 packets of yeast with a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and a cup of warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.


Add 6 tablespoons of shortening, 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of salt and 2 cups of hot water to a mixing bowl. Beat for 30 seconds.


Let the water cool down, then stir in 2 cups of flour and mix it until it is smooth. Pour in yeast mixture then mix it until it is smooth again.



Beat 2 eggs, then add to mixture.


Gradually add the additional flour using a dough hook, then let the mixer keep going on medium low for a couple minutes.


Dump dough out onto a floured surface then knead by hand until dough is smooth and has an even consistency. Sprinkle a little flour in a bowl, put dough in and cover.


Let it rise for about an hour.


Dump dough out onto a floured surface and cut into two pieces. Pat the dough into a rectangle shape, then use a rolling pin to flatten.


Melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave, then stir in a tablespoon of powdered sugar and a tablespoon of cinnamon. Spread the mixture over the dough leaving a little bit in the bowl.


Sprinkle approximately 1/2 cup of brown sugar over the butter mixture, then shake out cinnamon over that. Roll up the dough with the deliciousness inside :)


Use a string to cut off approximately 2 inch pieces of the roll, then place into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Once you've cut up the entire thing, drizzle the remaining butter mixture over each piece.


Repeat the entire process with the other half of the dough. Set both 9 x 13 pans in a warm area to rise for another 30-45 minutes or until they are about doubled in size. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


While they are baking, make your frosting by combining 1/2 stick of melted butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.


Let cinnamon rolls cool, then frost them!!!


Now eat!!!!

I included the recipe below, enjoy!
              



World's Best Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 2 yeast packets
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 7 cups flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • (2) 1 stick melted butter
  • (2) approximately 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • (2) cinnamon to sprinkle 
Frosting
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Combine yeast, sugar and warm water, let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add shortening, sugar and salt to hot water in the bowl of a mixer. 
  3. Beat for 30 seconds then let cool.
  4. Mix in 2 cups of flour, mix until smooth.
  5. Pour in yeast mixture, mix until smooth.
  6. Beat eggs, then add to mixture.
  7. Add additional flour in 1 cup at a time, then once it is all added mix with the dough hook for 2 minutes.
  8. Dump dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand until dough is smooth and has an even consistency.
  9. Put into a floured bowl and cover.
  10. Let it rise for an hour.
  11. Once dough is about doubled in size, cut in half and pat into a rectangular shape.
  12. Use a rolling pin to flatten.
  13. Mix together butter, powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  14. Spread butter mixture over rectangle of dough, leaving a little bit in the bowl.
  15. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the butter.
  16. Sprinkle cinnamon over the brown sugar.
  17. Roll dough up into a log then cut slices using a piece of string.
  18. Put rolls into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  19. Repeat steps 12-18 with the other half of the dough.
  20. Once you are done, let the cinnamon rolls rise for an additional 30-45 minutes.
  21. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  22. Make the frosting by whisking together butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.
  23. Let cinnamon rolls cool, then frost liberally!
  24. ENJOY!!!



The Lazy Gastronome

10 comments:

  1. These look amaaaazing! What a great post--can't wait to make these cinnamon rolls for my kids (and me, of course!). Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
    --G
    gingerwroot.com

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  2. I know what I'm making next time my grandson comes to visit - he LOVES cinnamon rolls!! Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" linky!

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  3. O my gosh this made my day. I AM pinning this to save to do!

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    1. Thank you! They are totally worth it!

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  4. Michelle, These look great! Pinning and tweeting to share! So glad you came over and joined us for Brag About It!!

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  5. Yum...I can almost smell them now! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  6. Hi Michelle - I love homemade cinnamon rolls! My grandmother used to make them for family dinners. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real Party.

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