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Iced Cinnamon Potato Rolls Recipe

Iced Cinnamon Potato Rolls Recipe

This recipe comes from my mother-in-law, who remembers making these rolls often. Now I make them often. Maybe they'll be a hit with your family, too!—Mrs. Jonas Schwartz, Berne, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup hot mashed potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • VANILLA ICING (for each pan):
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, warmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine sugar and mashed potatoes. Add water and yeast; mix well. Cover and let rise in a warm place 1 hour.
  • 2. Stir mixture down; beat in butter, eggs and salt. Gradually stir in flour. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  • 3. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 12-in. square. In a small bowl, combine filling ingredients. Spread filling to within 1 in. of edges of each square. Roll up jelly-roll style. Cut each roll into nine slices. Arrange nine rolls in each of two greased 9-in. square baking pans.
  • 4. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 5. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Combine icing ingredients and frost warm rolls.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unrisen rolls. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Let rise, covered, in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Bake and frost rolls as directed. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

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angelaandjakers User ID: 7308976 213469
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"people you need to actually try the recipe before you go rating it 3 stars"

ScorpioLady1113 User ID: 4257539 152910
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Sounds like a fun recipe. What is the nutritional contents Carbs/sugar stuff like that"

moodnpood User ID: 3171239 127435
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"can u use instant mashed potatoes? sounds good"

lennie53 User ID: 1519616 198688
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"I have not tried these yet, but they sound wonderful"

rduckworth User ID: 2502241 139357
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"To cyndi9781, Anything usually can be made in the bread machine, you just have to make sure the whole recipe will fit into the bread pan. For me, I would have to half the recipe. These sound so good I plan to make soon."

cyndi9781x User ID: 1381730 213468
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Can you make this recipe in a bread machine?"

lesann12 User ID: 4801290 200374
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"This recipe is something my German grandmother made for many years. She used the dough for cinnamon rolls and dinner rolls. Her cinnamon rolls were oooozzzzzing with lots of cinnamon filling. Probably double what this recipe calls for ..and didn't put cream in it. You can do it with just brown sugar, butter & cinnamon. She would make an icing but no one wanted it because they were delicious without it. I have made them for the past couple of Christmas's and also love to put pecans in them. Grandmother's recipe uses the water she boiled the potatoes in (potato broth) instead of plain water."

MareUT User ID: 7475801 119446
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"I made these just this morning and they were wonderfully soft and moist. The only change I made from the original recipe was to add some chopped pecans to the filling."

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