Old Christmas Cinnamon Rolls
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Serves: 2 dozen
  • 6½ cups bread flour
  • 2 c. warm water (105-115°)
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. salt
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 /3 c. lard
  • 6 T. margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 3 t. ground cinnamon
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of the bread flour with the water, sugar, salt, and yeast. Beat the mixture for two minutes with a wooden spoon, then add the eggs and the lard.
  2. Stir until all of the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Gradually add the remaining bread flour to the mixture and stir until a firm dough is formed.
  4. Cover the bowl and set it in a warm area to rest for 20 minutes.
  5. After resting, punch the dough down, divide it in half, and form it into two balls.
  6. On a floured surface, roll one ball of the dough out as thinly as possible.
  7. Brush half of the softened margarine evenly over the dough, then sprinkle with half of the brown sugar and half of the cinnamon.
  8. Roll the dough up like a jelly roll.
  9. Cut each roll into slices that are 1 /2 to ¾ inches thick.
  10. Place the slices 1 /2 inch apart in a buttered jelly roll pan.
  11. Repeat with the remaining ball of dough and the remaining margarine, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  12. Place the rolls in a warm area and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  13. Bake the rolls at 350° until they are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  14. Allow the rolls to cool on wire racks for 15 minutes. I
  15. f desired, you may spread the rolls with your favorite frosting before serving.
  16. Makes about 2 dozen rolls.
Recipe by Amish 365 at https://www.amish365.com/old-christmas/