RECIPE

Cinnamon Rolls

This classic roll recipe is from user Mandi Forester.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
  • 1 package dry active yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk, scalded and cooled

Filling:

  • Melted butter, for brushing on dough halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Icing:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 1-3 tablespoons hot water

Preparation

Mix together 4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup sugar. Cut in two sticks margarine.


Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, then add three beaten egg yolks to yeast mixture. Add 1 cup scalded and cooled milk. Mix well. Split dough into two equal halves. Refrigerate overnight wrapped in plastic wrap.


Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.


Roll out dough halves and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and 1  1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Roll up. Cut. Place rolls in greased dish. Cover with kitchen towel and let rise for 1 hour. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.


While the rolls are baking, make the icing: blend 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons margarine and 1-3 tablespoons hot water, as needed. Remove rolls from oven and spread icing over the rolls.  Serves 6

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