Easy Cinnamon Rolls


These cinnamon rolls are so tasty and most of all are really easy to make. You’re going to bring a smile to anyone’s face when they see these delightful treats.

These treats are really easy to prepare that anyone with/without experience in the kitchen can do a fantastic job.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

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Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 packages active dry yeast 4 1/2 teaspoons

  • 1 cup lukewarm water

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar to proof the yeast

  • 6 tablespoons shortening Crisco

  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Add yeast to 1 cup of lukewarm water and add the sugar. Set aside for about five minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add shortening, sugar, and salt to the 2 cups of hot water and beat for 30 seconds, using the beater blade. Let cool to lukewarm temperature. Stir in 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture and mix until well combined. Mix in the beaten eggs.
  • Gradually stir in the remaining flour and mix with the dough hook for about 2 minutes. Remove dough from the bowl and place on a lightly floured counter. Knead by hand, add a little flour if the dough is still sticky. Knead until dough feels satiny and smooth.
  • Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. After the dough has doubled in size, remove it from the bowl and divide it in half. With a rolling pin, roll one half of the dough into a rectangular shape, about 22 X 13 inches. Spread dough evenly with half of the softened butter, about 1/4 cup. Sprinkle dough with half of the brown sugar, raisins, and cinnamon. You can omit the raisins, but my family loves them.
  • While the rolls are cooling, make the frosting. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla. Frost the cooled cinnamon rolls generously!

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