The Best Cinnamon Rolls

I am a lucky girl.  My husband likes to bake AND he’s really good at it!  His favorite things to make are cinnamon rolls and bread.  We have shared these cinnamon rolls with countless neighbors and friends.  They are always a big hit and have received many compliments.

2 cups scalded milk
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup mashed potatoes
2 tablespoons yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
7 cups flour

Pour milk over shortening and allow to cool to lukewarm. Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add eggs, sugar, salt, and mashed potatoes to milk mixure. Mix thoroughly. Add the flour in increments. Knead dough until soft and smooth. Transfer to a larger bowl and cover. Allow to rise until double. Divide dough in half, roll into rectangle 1/2 inch thick. Spread with butter or water so that the cinnamon sugar will stick. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Roll up and cut into 10-12 slices. Dental floss works well to cut the dough. Place the floss under the roll and bring the floss up on both sides and cross them across the top, then pull out to slice the dough cleanly. Spray cooking spray on a baking sheet and place the rolls on the sheet. Allow to rise until roughly double in size. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Ice with your favorite icing.

Cream Cheese Icing
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


4 Responses to The Best Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Darling Details 01/09/2012 at 9:38 pm #

    yeah, these are delish!! You are a lucky lady. 🙂

  2. Emily 01/10/2012 at 10:46 pm #

    I wish I had one of those right about now! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Anonymous 02/22/2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Is it one cup cooked Mashed potatoes or 1 cup dry?

  4. Dan 10/01/2016 at 2:35 pm #

    Where is the cinnamon in this recipe? You mention cinnamon sugar but don’t disclose the magic amount’s or best source for your cinnamon.

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