Grandma Wood makes cinnamon rolls one way and Grandma Connie makes them another; both are simply delicious! The Wood family children only get these for special moments; I suppose that makes them even more of a treasure! I will share both recipes with you. Enjoy!
Grandma Connie's Cinnamon Rolls
2 containers of Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls
1/2 Cup Butter
Separate your cinnamon rolls and place in a 9 x13 cake pan, make sure they are touching each other so they will get nice and big. Then pour 1/2 cup of melted butter over the top of them and bake in a preheated oven, 350, for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Once you remove them from the oven, heat your icing that came with the cinnamon rolls, we use the microwave and the drizzle over the top. Let me warn you... they are scrumptious! It's amazing how a cube of butter can transform a store bought product!
Grandma Wood's Cinnamon Rolls
These take much longer to prepare than Grandma Connie's. My theory is that you're working off the calories you're about to consume. So, take your pick... Grandma Connie's treats or Grandma Wood's both will bring you a smile!
4 Tbs of dry yeast.
1/4 Cup of warm water (not too hot you'll kill the yeast... not too cold or it will never activate. We normally have it right about 100 degrees)
1 Cup lukewarm milk
1 Cup of soft butter- not melted
2 Farm Fresh Eggs
1/4 Cup of Sugar
1 tsp Salt
4 1/2 Cups Sifted white flour
1/2 cup of butter melted
1/2 cup of Sugar mixed with 2 heaping Tbs of cinnamon
Dissolve the yeast into the water. Mix milk, eggs, soft butter, sugar and salt all together. Then add in the yeast/water mixture. Once it is mixed thoroughly then add the flour one cup at a time trying not to over mix. cover with a damp cloth. The dough will be soft. Let it rise and then punch down and roll out onto a floured surface about 1/2 inch thick. Drizzle some of your 1/2 cup of melted butter over the surface and sprinkle with your sugar/cinnamon mixture. then roll into a log and cut 1/2 in slices. Place on a buttered cookie sheet placing the cut side down. Don't over crowd these rolls since they will need to rise again... once they have risen bake them at 350 in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven when golden brown and done in the center. Pour the remaining melted butter over the top and sprinkle the rest of your sugar/cinnamon mixture over the top. These are wonderful with a cup of fresh coffee! Enjoy!