*I have tried numerous cinnamon roll recipes and this is the best and easiest one I have found. The tradition at our home is that I make homemade Chili and cinnamon rolls during the deer hunt. I made them during the deer hunt this year and didn't get enough so I had to make them again!
-3/4 cup of low fat milk
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 1/4 tsp. salt
-1/2 cup butter
-2 packages of active dry yeast (equals 2 tbs)
-1/3 cup warm water
-3 eggs, room temperature
-5 1/2-6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-Get your eggs out first thing! And just let them sit on the counter to get to room temperature while you're mixing everything.
-Place milk, sugar, salt and butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm. (Watch this pan constantly! Don't go off and get busy with something else-like me- and then it will boil over and it is a pain to clean off your burners!)
-Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add lukewarm milk mixture, eggs and 5 cups of flour. Turn mixer on to a low speed and mix that way for about 2 min.
-Continue mixing at a low speed and add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at at time, and mix until dough clings to the mixer hook and cleans the sides of the bowl, usually about another 2 minutes. Knead it on a med speed for another 2 min.
-Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Cover it and let it rise in a warm place, free from draft, for about an hour or until it is doubled in size.
-Punch the dough down and roll it out on a bed of flour.
-Melt one cube of butter and pour butter on rolled out dough. Then spread it to every part of the dough.
-Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the butter and then also some cinnamon. And chopped nuts if desired.
-Roll dough up. And then slice in 1 inch slices and place on a greased cookie sheet all about 2 inches apart from each other.
-Let rolls rise for a little while until a little bulkier in size.
-Bake rolls in a 350 degree oven for about 15 min.
-Ice rolls and enjoy!
~~I usually make a cream cheese frosting, but you can use a different kind if you want.