Spice Islands® Cinnamon Roll Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Spice Islands® Cinnamon Roll

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"No one will ever be able to guess that the secret ingredient in these scrumptious cinnamon rolls is mashed potatoes."

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  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, potato water, butter, salt and sugar. Add egg, cold water and yeast mixture. Mix well. Add flour to make very soft dough. Knead 5 minutes. Cover and let rise until doubled. Punch dough down. Roll out dough to a 24 x 12-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Spread dough with melted butter. Combine 1 cup sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over the melted butter.
  2. Roll up from long sides, as a jelly roll. Cut into 24 equal slices. Place cut side up in a greased 11 x 15-inch pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven and cool on rack.
  3. For frosting, combine all ingredients; beat until smooth and creamy. Frost cooled rolls.
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Nov 16, 2008

The rolls were soft and good. I had to add more flour than the 6 1/2 cups called for. After I got the flour added it wasn't the consistency for kneading so just added more until it was, trying not to add too much to keep it a soft dough. I think I could have added a bit more flour. My son, who is a chef, suggested using the potato water for the yeast and not using that other 1/2 cup (just don't get the water too warm and kill the yeast). Instead of making mashed potatoes I made instant using just milk and water in them. For the potato water I used the same bowl I had cooked the instant potatoes in and added a few potato flakes then heated it up. I also rolled the dough out to about 6 inches bigger than called for because at the size suggested it was thicker than we like our cinnamon rolls. Because of this I got about 30 rolls instead of 24. We like nuts and raisins in ours so I added some of those to the filling too.


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  • Calories
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.5 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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