Cinnamon Buns

This is the best cinnamon rolls recipe. It is a killer.

Combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of shortening and 2 teaspoons of salt in a bowl. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over it and stir until shortening melts. Set aside to cool.

When it is cool, stir in 2 eggs. I made these on our only cool day and the shortening hardened again.

In the bowl of your mixer, add 1 cup of water and 2 packets of rapid rise yeast. Add the shortening mixture and start to add 6 cups of flour, one cup at a time.

Mix until you incorporate all of the flour.

You should have a nice smooth dough. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.

Once it has doubled, divide it in thirds.

Roll out one ball into a 14 X 10 rectangle.

Spread it with melted butter.

Sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar which has been combined in a bowl.

Sprinkle it with chopped nuts or leave them out if you wish.

Slice them into about 1 1/4 inch slices. Let them rise until doubled.

Bake them at 375 degrees for about 20-25 degrees until golden brown on the tops.

These smell wonderful. Here they are with nuts.

And without nuts.

Mix some confectioners sugar with milk until you have a smooth consistency.

Drizzle it over the warm rolls. These freeze very well too. I always take a pan of these to parties so the host has something to eat at the end of the night and for breakfast the next morning.


Pricilla said…
Last time I made cinnamon rolls I made them with my Challah dough and they were very tasty.

These look HUGE!
I'd have a party if you brought me these sweet rools.
Suzie said…
You must have been reading my mind this morning. It has been raining and storming, and I was thinking of how good some fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls would be to savor, while watching the rain drops fall.

And now look at these gorgeous rolls! I can smell the cinnamon, I swear it! My mouth is watering! How soon can you deliver?
Robin Larkspur said…
I knew I was a goner when I saw your post title. I bet they smell fab when baking, especially on a cold snowy morning! Also baking on a spring morning. And a summer afternoon. OOOh, and think of an autumn night with a crackling bonfire. Or get the picture. i am cruising along on my Blog Reader list and what do i see???? cinnamon buns !!!! what??? really ???? are you kidding me? is somebody really making cinnamon buns..... who is it ????.... and then i's OCTOBERFARM !!!! oh man, did you get my full attention with this one....i bet it smells good over there....

i have to make these for daddy....

kary and l'il teddy
Guillaume said…
Nice breakfast stuff.
Anonymous said…
Oh, that does look divine! I think I'll wait until my AC is fixed before I try any baking though.

A perfect way to start the day and begin a new week.

Thank you, for sharing.

Happy Week!

xoxo to Teddy Red Fluffs.
Anonymous said…
I do them much the same way but instead of melted butter spread on the inside I use room warm butter. I´ve never used confection sugar on top of them but that looks so yummy! I normally sprinkle them with granulated sugar instead. But I´ll do it Your way next time :-)

Have a great day!
Trashmaster46 said…
Holy cow, those look good!
Pardon me while I wipe the drool off my chin.
John'aLee said…
Makes me want to go and make some cinnamon rolls!
Rosemary said…
These look decadent.
Mina said…
Oh, I love everything about these tasty treats!