Cinnamon Rolls

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Hot, gooey and very, very tasty

Servings: 12-15 rolls
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Moderate

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1/4 ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
3 1/2 - 4 cups flour

1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for the pan
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans (optional)

4 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-6 tablespoons of hot water





In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.  In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs.  Add two cups of flour and mix until smooth.  Add yeast mixture.  Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.  Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5-10 minutes.  Place in well-greased bowl and let rise until doubled, usually 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

When doubled, punch down dough.  Roll out on flour surface into a 15x9 inch rectangle.  Spread melted butter all over dough.  Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough.  Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired.  Beginning at 15 inch side role up dough and pinch edge together to seal.  Cut into 12-15 slices.  Coat bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.  Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency.  Spread over slightly cooled rolls.

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Reader Comments:


They are so freaking hard to make! #struggling! The dough didn't rise on its own so we had to put it in a warm oven with boilding water. Also, who starts a recipe with 'heat the oven' when you know it's going to take all day before anything's even supposed to go in there?! And on that note how could it possibly take 1hr 50m when in the recipe you have to leave it to rise and bake for over two hours - not including ANY prep time??! This recipe blows my mind. You should probably also mention not to just straight up pour half a cup of melted butter right over the dough without the cinnamon sugar mixture because that junk just slips right off the edges. But I mean they look pretty good, I just think the recipe sucks.

By robin and christine on April 19, 2014


Tried all different cinnamon roll recipes and nothing beats this one! Used this recipe for fundraising, gifts, feeding large groups, as well as my family and everyone loves them! Easy to follow! Used brown sugar instead of white for filling, buttered bottom of pan and sprinkled addition brown sugar to add more gooey goodness!

By Rachael on April 06, 2014


Thanks to this recipe, I get to see far more of my kids than I ever thought I would. First thing they ask me to make when they come visit is cinnamon rolls. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!!!!

By Diane Hunter on January 27, 2014


Paula does it best yummm smile

By melissa on January 23, 2014


This recipe works every time I make them. Have shared with a friend and she also loves it! Thank you so much!

By Anna on January 02, 2014


I really miss your show and family. I pray that people will come around and you will have a chance to have another show. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of your Family. I was just joking about taking your cruise, it would be awesome, we just went to Alaska this past August, and it was our first cruise, ready to go again. Have you ever made cinnamon rolls with instant potatoes? They make it so soft in the recipe. Take care, Cherrye

By Cherrye on December 29, 2013


Love the rolls, used some brown sugar with filling and put maple flavoring with the icing. Wonderful Rolls.

By Darlene Keeton on December 21, 2013


I love all of Paula's recipees

By Sandy Stutes on December 20, 2013


These are the BEST cinnamon rolls out there! The glaze needs cream cheese though, so I added half a package of low fat to the current ingredients - perfect!

By desiree on December 19, 2013


I made these and they did not turn out.. What can I do so they will not get as hard as a rock next time?

By Laura on December 18, 2013


Can't wait to try these Paula. Love and miss your show but I still get some of your recipes on Facebook and your webpage. Love you and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Love your boys also.

By Carol Blain on December 18, 2013


Love all the recipes I've tried of yours. Keep 'm coming

By Marla Ramsey on December 18, 2013


Dear Paula, Thankyou for sharing a great recipe for Cinnamon buns. CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT XMAS

By Donna McNeill on December 18, 2013


Love Paula D. Got to meet her last week & her Family , 'She is Beautiful &Awesome; Lady....God Bless your Family Paula...& Merry Christmas to You & your Family & Granbby wink

By CourtneyM. on December 18, 2013


Love your recipes an cookware, thank you for all your home style cooking you rock!

By Curtis Freeman on December 18, 2013


Thank you for the recipe, Paula. I hope to try this soon. Miss you and good to see your things being pinned to Pinterest!

By Terri on December 17, 2013


Hi, I miss seeing you on tv. We hope you are doing well and happy. Take care love cindi

By cindi muller on December 17, 2013


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By Peggy sue waters on December 17, 2013


I love using Ms. Deen's recipes. They never fail, they always satisfy and they're just plain good.

By elaine fuller on December 17, 2013


I would like to know what is a subsutite for confection sugar I'm a type 2 dibetic thank you

By Dorthy martin on December 17, 2013

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