Signature Cinnamon Rolls



  • 8 cups Flour
  • I cup Sugar
  • 4 1/2 tsp Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 2 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups Water


  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • Optional: Raisins or Nuts



  • Combine and mix all the ingredients in bowl together. Place dough onto the counter (or mixer) and knead for 5-10 minutes until developed. The dough may be sticky at first, but after kneading for a couple minutes, it will be less sticky.
  • After mixing, place the dough in a lightly grease bowl covered. Let it rest for 1 hour in the bowl. Place the bowl in the refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning, turn the dough onto a flour counter top. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a rectangle evenly into a ¼ inch thick rectangle.

Filling and Baking

  • Combine brown sugar and cinnamon together, mix evenly.
  • Butter needs to be at room temperature. Spread the butter onto the surface of the rectangle then add the brown sugar and cinnamon mix over evenly.
  • Roll the dough over itself to form a log. Cut log into 12-16 pieces depending on the cinnamon roll size.
  • Place the cut pieces onto a line parchment paper tray. Make sure to leave ½ inch spaces between pieces.
  • Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes (or until golden on top) at 400 F.

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