Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls

This is the recipe for my grandma’s amazing cinnamon rolls.  These are a family favorite and are well worth the work.

Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls
Ingredients for Rolls
• 4 Cups Milk
• 3 TBSP Yeast
• 1 ½ Cup Sugar
• 1 ½ Cup Shortening
• 4 tsp Salt
• 8 Eggs
• 8-10 Cups Flour
• 2 Cups Potato Flakes (instant potatoes)
Ingredients for inside the rolls
• 2 Sticks of Butter (melted)
• Cinnamon
• Sugar (can use brown sugar)
Ingredients for Caramel Gooeyness
• ½ Cup Fresh Heavy Cream
• ½ Cup Brown Sugar
• 2 Tbsp Honey
• Chopped Pecan Nuts (optional)
1. Warm Milk to 105-110˚F
2. Add Yeast and Sugar to warm milk, and proof for about 5-7 minutes
3. In Large mixer, mix Yeast mixture, Shortening and Salt
4. Add Eggs and Potato Flakes
5. Gradually add enough Flour to make dough soft
6. Let the dough rise in a draft free place until double in bulk
7. Prepare pans with fresh cream, brown sugar, honey and nuts – Stir all ingredients right into the bottom of pans (mixture will be light, brown and creamy)
8. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface in a rectangular shape (about 9×13, and ¼” thick)
9. Spread melted butter on the dough, and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture on the butter
10. Roll the dough into a jelly roll, and cut into 1” thick pieces
11. Place rolls in the prepared pans
12. Let rolls rise in pans for about 30-45 minutes
13. Bake at 350˚F for 30-40 minutes, or until middle is done
14. Turn rolls and caramel mixture out of pan onto tin foil, and scrape remaining gooey goodness onto the rolls.
15. Let cool, and enjoy!
Note: this recipe makes 3-5 9×13 pans. Make sure you have several prepared prior to starting.

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