Mom's New Year's Cinnamon Rolls
My mom made these every New Years Day for breakfast with hot chocolate growing up! Now, I like to make them for General Conference, New Years, and let's face it, anytime the time calls for it ;)!
1-3/4 c. warm water
3 T. yeast
6 T. white sugar
1/2 c. oil
6 + cups of flour
cinnamon + sugar (1/4 c. cup of sugar + 2 t cinnamon)
Instructions: First, preheat the oven at 350. Then mix the first four ingredients togethr and let them stand for 15 mins. (I usually place the bowl on the warming oven.) After the fifteen minutes are up, add the rest of the ingredients into the mix. Mix well. Should still be fairly sticky but not so much you can't roll it out. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick and about 18x10 in diameter. Next, spread the dough generously with real butter. Next sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar, brown sugar, and raisins if using. Roll up and cut into 1-1/2 inch wide rolls. (They cut the easiest with floss.) Let them rise on a greased tray for 18-20 mins. Bake them at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Ice them while they are still very warm.
Note: Gooeyness depends on how much sugar, cinnamon, and butter you add. I didn't add enough today and they came out drier. This is very thick dough so you want more than you think.
3 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. butter
5 t. milk
1-1/2 t. vanilla
Mix above together. Spread on top of hot rolls. Mmmm... You can also play around and add cream cheese to the mix too if you'd like...