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Cinnamon-Walnut Sticky Buns

 Cinnamon-Walnut Sticky Buns
The sweet honey-walnut topping and tender texture make these sticky rolls a surefire people pleaser. —Debbie Broeker, Rocky Mount, Missouri
24 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl,
  • combine mashed potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, salt, yeast mixture
  • and 2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough
  • remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,

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Cinnamon-Walnut Sticky Buns (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease
  • the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until
  • doubled, about 1 hour.
  • For topping, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar,
  • honey and cinnamon. Divide mixture among three greased 9-in. round
  • baking pans, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Punch down
  • dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll one
  • portion into an 18x12-in. rectangle. Brush with 1 tablespoon melted
  • butter to within 1/2 in. of edges; sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar
  • mixture.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to
  • seal. Cut into 12 slices. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  • Place eight slices in each pan, cut side down. Cover with kitchen
  • towels; let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to
  • 350°.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert onto
  • serving plates. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bun equals 328 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 257 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.