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Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls

There was just something about my mom in the kitchen that always made me feel safe and loved and that all was right in my world. My mom consistently cooked wonderful meals and baked excellent breads and cookies for our family. Sometimes, especially as we got older, she allowed us to help teaching us all of the tips and secrets of someone who has been a cook for many years. Most chefs choose and area of specialty...either cooking the main meal or cooking the breads, rolls, pies and desserts. My mom was good at them all. I learned so much from her and enjoy baking to this day."

Ingredients

Dough:
5 1/2 to 6 Cups flour
2 pkg. yeast
1/2 Cup honey
1 1/5 tsp salt
1 Cup milk
1 Cup water
1/4 Cup butter
2 eggs

Cinnamon Filling:
1/3 Cup Butter melted
3/4 Cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 Cup chopped English walnuts

Glaze:
3 Tbsp melted butter
2 Cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 Tbsp hot coffee
1/2 tsp. maple flavoring


Instructions

In a large mixer bowl combine 2 cups flour, yeast, 1/2 cup honey and salt; mix well. Combine milk, water and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for about 2 minutes until warm and butter starts to melt (about 125 degrees). Add wet ingredients and 2 eggs to dry ingredients and blend at low speed until moistened. Continue to blend at medium speed for 3 minutes. By hand gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic (about 5 min.). Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hr). Punch down dough. Divide into two parts. On a lightly floured surface roll or pat each half into a 9x12 rectangle.
Filling: Combine sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Brush each rectangle with melted butter and spread filling evenly over butter. Roll up. Pinch edges. Cut into 12 pieces. Place in a greased 9" x 13" pan. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for 20 min. or until golden brown. This is not a recipe you want to over bake. It is better to error on under baking.
Glaze: Combine melted butter, powdered sugar, maple flavoring and enough hot coffee to make a glaze consistency. Spoon over warm rolls.

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Servings

24 rolls

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

no nutrition information available