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Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (10 Reviews)


Cinnamon rolls
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Dottie's cinnamon rolls are a little faster to make than most, with no rising time.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • .
  • Vanilla Glaze:
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


Cut shortening into flour with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1 cup milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead lightly.

Roll dough into a 20x14-inch rectangle; spread the softened butter on dough, leaving a border of about 1/2-inch. Combine sugar and cinnamon; mix well, and sprinkle over butter. Top with pecans and raisins, if using. Beginning at long side, roll up jelly roll fashion; press edges and ends together securely. Cut into 1 inch slices; place cut side down in a buttered 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes.

Combine powdered sugar and 3 tablespoon milk and vanilla; drizzle over warm rolls. Makes 20 cinnamon rolls.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Quick, easy, FUN!, Member Tonnina

Making cinnamon rolls is something I have wanted to do for a LONG TIME! I always thought that it was too hard. I also worried that my tiny apartment's kitchen wasn't up to the task. I literally have less than a square foot of counter space. I split the prepped dough into 3 balls and rolled each out, buttered them and put the sugar on them. Then I rolled it up and did the same to the rest of the dough. I rolled my dough out really thin so I came up with 32 tiny cinnamon rolls. They are super cute and so yummy! Thank you for posting this recipe!

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