Cinnamon rolls are a holiday staple at our house. We have them Christmas morning every year. I tried one year to make them before I went to bed so they would be ready to pop into the oven the next morning but they rose and then fell before I woke up. Now I just lay out everything I’ll need the night before and get up early to get them going. This recipe came from a Family Circle magazine probably 15 or 20 years ago. It was billed as the T.J. Cinnamon’s recipe. It is so very good, I hope you’ll try it!
Start by dissolving two packages of yeast in 1/2 cup of warm to the touch water and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Let it stand for at least 5 minutes to get foamy. In a mixing bowl, combine 3 cups all purpose flour, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. At low speed, gradually add in 1 cup warm milk, 1/3 cup salad oil, 2 eggs and the yeast mixture until well blended. Slowly add in another 1.5 cups flour and knead the dough for 10 minutes. I knead mine with a dough hook in my stand mixture but you could knead it by hand on a floured surface.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes (until golden brown). I remove them from the cake pan after about 10 minutes and glaze with a mixture of 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 Tbsp. milk and 1 tsp. vanilla. I hope you’ll give them at try, they will not disappoint!