Evelyn’s Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
The BEST Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
These cinnamon rolls are AMAZING! My friend, Robin, gave me a cookbook a few years ago from Evelyn Watts. Evelyn owned a bakery in Munford, AL, and her family made a cookbook of all her recipes. Robin gave me a copy and told me that the cinnamon rolls were the best! I finally got around to making the cinnamon rolls. OMG! Let me tell you, these are the BEST homemade cinnamons rolls EVER! Chicken Legs ate a whole pan by himself! Fortunately, this makes a lot of cinnamon rolls, so I was able to eat a couple myself. Crazy good.
How To Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls With Yeast
I know making homemade cinnamon rolls can be intimidating. Working with yeast tends to scare people. Well, no need to be scared. Eveylyn’s Cinnamon Rolls are very easy to make.
Start with a 1/4 cup of yeast. YES, a 1/4 of a cup. It sounds like a lot, but that is the correct amount. Take the yeast and mix it with warm water, melted butter, and sugar. Let it bubble up. This will take 2 or 3 minutes. Add the salt, eggs, flour and powdered milk. Mix that together and let it rise until it is doubled in size.
Punch the dough down and divide into two. Roll each dough ball out into a 24×14-inch rectangle. Top with melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Slice and place in a greased pan to rise. Once the cinnamon rolls are nice and fat, bake. Top with a quick homemade icing and you are in for a treat!
Can Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Be Frozen?
YES! This recipe makes about 3-1/2 dozen cinnamon rolls. You can freeze the unbaked cinnamon rolls. Place the rolls in the pan and freeze before they rise. When ready to bake, take the rolls out. Let them thaw and rise until they are double in size. Bake as directed below.
You can also freeze the baked cinnamon rolls for a quick treat later. Cover with plastic wrap and foil.
How to Reheat Homemade Cinnamon Rolls With Icing
To reheat leftover cinnamon rolls, just pop them in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. To reheat frozen cinnamon rolls, thaw completely and microwave or cover in foil and reheat at 350ºF in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Make Great Gifts!
We absolutely LOVED these homemade cinnamon rolls. They are surprisingly simple to make and they taste AMAZING! They make GREAT homemade gifts. These would be perfect for teacher gifts, neighbors, co-workers, and friends.
As I said this makes about 3-1/2 dozen cinnamon rolls. Perfect for gift giving. I like to buy a bunch of round foil pans and bake the homemade cinnamon rolls in them. Once they are iced, cover with plastic wrap or put in a clear cellophane bag with a ribbon.