Grandma Carol's Cinnamon Rolls

This Family Favorite always brings the kids home. My children tell me that the cinnamon rolls sold at the mall are gross compared to mine. Here is the recipe. 

Tip: soften butter ahead of time by leaving it out in warm kitchen.

Oven Temp

Recipe Makes

Total Time


About 24 Rolls 
(12” x 17” pan)

3 Hours

  1. Follow White Bread recipe through Step 8 *except,
    *Double the white sugar 
    Recipe: White 

Tip: You want the dough to be soft, but not sticky.

    •   The amount of flour you knead into the dough determines the stiffness.
        Example: more flour = stiffer dough, less flour = softer dough.
    •   Complete all White Bread recipe steps through Step 8.
  1. Roll out dough in a rectangle shape, at least 12” wide, 1/2” thick.
  2. Spread a layer of soft butter over the dough with a table knife, put a generous amount of brown sugar (or white) over the butter, then sprinkle it with cinnamon.

Tip: You might want to adjust the amount of butter, sugar and cinnamon to your own preference the next time you make rolls.

  1. Roll up the dough from front to back.
  2. Slice into 1 and a 1/2 inch pieces with a sharp knife and
    place on a greased baking pan so that the edges barely meet. 
  3. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. 
  5. Place on center rack in preheated oven
    bake about 20 minutes.

Tip: Baking time depends upon your oven and the type of pan you use.
Make sure the rolls don't cook too fast on top. If this happens turn the oven down to 325° and leave in until they are done. Next time lower the rack. 

A dark pan will cause them to cook faster on the bottom. 

Tip: When done, remove the rolls from oven and let them cool in the pan for about 5 to 10 minutes. If they sit too long, they will stick to the pan


Make a thin white frosting by melting 

2 TB butter, 

add 1 tsp. vanilla or 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring. 

Add 3 TB milk and 

enough powdered sugar to make a *drizzle* consistency. Or eat plain. 

Stock Photo by Sarah Elizabeth