These are seriously the BEST CINNAMON ROLLS - EVER!!!!! I made them this weekend and they are HUGE! Do you remember Cinnabon? I think they are just as good if not better then them. You have to try them.
Ward Council Cinnamon Rolls
From Liz Laney
Makes 2 dozen Cinnamon Rolls
4 ½ cups Hot Water
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 TBSP Instant Yeast
2/3 Cup Sugar
2 TBSP Salt
9-12 Cups Flour
Place hot water in Large Mixer and add all ingredients except flour. Add Flour starting with 9 Cups and adding more as needed to make a soft dough. Knead until all water is absorbed. Then dump dough out onto floured board, kneading by hand until smooth. Rest dough for 15 minutes.
Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece out into rectangle about 12 x 8 and brush ½ cube softened butter per rectangle of dough. Sprinkle on cinnamon & sugar mixture. (about ¾ cup sugar mixed with 2 TBSP ground cinnamon) Roll up from long side and cut each rectangle into 12 slices @ 1 ¼” to 1 ½” thick. (Once rolled up cut ½ and then each half in half, then into 3rds from there)
Spray baking pans with Pam and place 12 rolls per pan (use large cookie sheets or use a 9 x 13 and place 6 per pan) Cover with plastic wrap loosely and let rise. It usually takes about ½ hour however it may take longer in the winter or in a colder room. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 – 25 minutes until just slightly browned. Let cool for no more than 5 minutes and frost with thin powdered sugar frosting.
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 TBSP Vanilla
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
Heat 1 cup Heavy Cream in glass bowl in microwave. Add Vanilla and whisk in powdered sugar to make a thin spreadable frosting.
Brush frosting on quickly, cover generously and completely. Makes 24 large cinnamon rolls. Don’t even think about making a smaller batch. If you have any let over the next day and don’t want to microwave them, day old cinnamon rolls make the best bread pudding.