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Special Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Special Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Reveals Brenda Deveau of Van Buren, Maine, "I found that adding instant pudding mix to my mom's delicious roll recipe really enhances the flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add next seven ingredients; mix well (do not knead). Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 2. Punch down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each half into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Combine filling ingredients; spread over dough. Roll up from long side; seal seam. Slice each roll into 12 rolls; place cut side down in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, 45 minutes.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over rolls. Cool in pans on wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 364 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.