Cinnamon Rolls From SCRATCH!


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I get requests to make these delicious cinnamon rolls pretty often, but never requests for the recipe! I think it is too intimidating, but, REALLY, they are NOT hard to make! I got the recipe from an Amish cookbook, so a full batch makes 5 dozen. I am giving you the half batch recipe and much clearer directions than they included.
Soft Cinnamon Rolls

1 cups quick oats
2 cups boiling water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine
2/3 cups brown sugar
2 Tbsp. yeast- use the bread machine yeast that comes in a jar!
1/3 cups warm water
1 Tbsp. white sugar
5 cups bread flour
brown sugar
margarine spread
Icing (approximate measurements):
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. margarine

Combine oats and brown sugar in a large bowl. Pour boiling water over the mixture and add margarine. In a separate bowl, mix yeast, sugar, and warm water. When the oat mixture has cooled to lukewarm, add the yeast mixture. Mix well and gradually add flour. Mixture will form a soft dough. Let rise until doubled in size. Knead and roll out to about 3/8" thickness- keeping it as rectangular as possible. Spread margarine over the dough, sprinkle with brown sugar so that the entire surface is lightly coated, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll the dough up into a long roll, and slice into 3/4" thick slices. Place in greased pan(s) and let rise again (about 1/2 hour). Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. For the icing, combine milk and margarine and microwave until the margarine is melted. Add powdered sugar until a thick glaze is formed (a little thinner than pancake batter) and pour over warm rolls. If you want to reheat them later, just pop them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds! Mmmmm...