Quick & Easy Cinmamon Rolls

By default, I taught this cinnamon roll demonstration at our RS Fall Fun Day yesterday, it was the 3rd time I've EVER made them in my yes I was a bit nervous. I got this recipe from my friend Kelli, and it was amazingly fast and easy, my favorite part...only a 15-20 minute rise time!

Put below ingredients in medium bowl and let sit until the yeast has risen at least double:

1 c. sugar, 3 T. yeast, 1 c. luke warm water

In sauce pan, combine:
4 c. milk, 2 c. water, 2 T salt, 3/4 c. potato flakes/pearls, 3 T shortening
Heat until luke warm and shortening melts, stirring occasionally but do NOT let it boil or get too hot as it will kill the yeast in the next step! (if it does, just let it sit and cool down)

In your Bosch or mixer, combine:
5 c. flour (white or wheat), yeast mixture, and milk mixture and mix on low until well combined.
Gradually add in another 6-8 cups of flour (white or wheat), one cup at a time, mixing well after each.
You want the dough pulling off the sides of the bowl while mixing and a LITTLE sticky, bot NOT uncontrollable sticky!

Rise & Roll Instructions:
Put dough in large greased bowl to rise for 15-20 minutes and cover with dish towel.

When dough is ready, separate into two half's and leave one in the bowl as you work with the other.

Flatten the dough in a rectangle shape, about 1/4" thick.

Using a pastry brush, spread dough with melted butter, then in small bowl make your cinnamon/sugar recipe (1 c. sugar to 2 T cinnamon) and sprinkle 1/2 on top of butter.
Variations: diced apple pie filling, raisins, nuts, chocolate chips

Roll up dough length wise, then cut into 18 slices which will fill up one greased jelly roll pan

Repeat above for 2nd half of dough

Recipe yields 36 good size cinnamon rolls!


1 cube butter, 8 oz cream cheese, 1/2 c. milk, 1 t. vanilla, 4 c. powdered sugar