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Cinnamon Rolls!

My first attempt at making cinnamon rolls and I am so pleased! They were easier than I expected and delicious as anticipated.

This recipe makes about 20 large cinnamon rolls.
Mix together in a large bowl:
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 T yeast
1 T salt
1/3 cup white sugar

Add and mix in:
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
7 cups flour (add a little at a time)

Knead the dough until smooth and let rise in a warm place for about 10 minutes.
Roll out the dough using a rolling pin trying to get it into a rectangular shape, about  1/2-1 inch thick.
Spread melted butter (Smart Balance) all over rolled out dough and sprinkle lots of cinnamon sugar and optional walnuts, raisins, cranraisins, etc.

Roll it up and pinch off the ends.
Cut the roll into about 1 inch pieces using clean dental floss. 
Here are the cinnamon rolls before baking:

Bake on a cookie sheet or baking pan for about 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

I made some without nuts and some with.

Almond milk (just enough to achieve drizzling consistency)
1/2 pound powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Eat them all up or store airtight.


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