Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

This is the same recipe that I use to make those fabulous no-rising-necessary rolls! It works great for cinnamon rolls, too!

Cinnamon Rolls:
3 ½ cups warm water
6 tbsp yeast
¾ cup sugar
3 beaten eggs
1 tbsp salt
1 cup oil
10 ½ cups flour

In mixing bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water and sugar. Let set until foamy-10 minutes. Add eggs, oil, salt, and mix lightly. Add flour until soft dough. Let set for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll out into rectangle. Spread with butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Add nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips, if desired. Roll and cut into cinnamon rolls. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes.

I made a full recipe of roll dough and used 1/2 of it for cinnamon rolls and the other half for chocolate chip rolls.

Here is the second half of the dough. Make sure you use flour and a rolling pin to spread it out on a clean counter.

I melt butter and spread it on with a spoon. You can also use softened butter, but I prefer melted.

Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

Or sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar. Then you pick the shorter side and roll it up. Cut in similar-sized pieces.

Here are the chocolate chip rolls before baking them.

Finished cinnamon rolls with glaze. They don't last long!

Finished chocolate chip rolls with glaze. 

Glaze: mix together powdered sugar and add milk slowly until desired consistency. You can also add vanilla extract and/or maple flavoring.

Here is my sweet friend, Nicole, modeling this recipe. Don't those cinnamon rolls look delicious!

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Rebecca said...

Jill - thanks for sharing your recipes! I am a little confused by part of this one - you say "Divide dough in half. Roll out into rectangle..." Do you divide it and then roll each portion into a rectangle? Or divide it and then recombine it, and then roll the whole thing into a rectangle? Or do you divide it, roll out one half, sprinkle it with nuts, etc. and then roll out the other half into a rectangle and put that on top of the sprinkled items before rolling the whole thing together? Thanks!

Jill said...

Hi Rebecca,

You can roll the whole dough out into a rectangle, but there is a lot of dough so I roll out half of it, put the butter and toppings on it, roll it up, cut it into rolls. Then I repeat with the second half. I hope this makes sense. :)