Purple Ribbon No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls
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Not your grandma's cinnamon roll! Light, buttery, sugar crisp and a real winner every time! Quick and easy, no kneading required.
Recipe type: Bread Breakfast
Serves: 24
  • 1 package dry yeast (2¼ teaspoons = 1 package)
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 cup milk scalded
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 egg
Cinnamon roll
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter melted
  1. Soften yeast in warm water
  2. Combine milk, shortening, sugar, and salt. Cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add 1 cup flour and beat well.
  4. Stir in yeast mixture and the egg.
  5. Add remaining flour and stir until dough is well mixed and sticky.
  6. If baking immediately, turn out on well floured surface and let set about 20 minutes. If baking several hours later or next day, cover bowl with plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  7. To make cinnamon rolls, flour surface well and dump dough from bowl into flour. Dust top of dough with more flour.
  8. Roll into long, narrow rectangle with the longest edge running parallel to front edge of work surface until dough is less than ¼ inch thick.
  9. Pour melted butter over dough and spread evenly.
  10. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle evenly over the melted butter. Butter should absorb the cinnamon sugar.
  11. Starting at the far edge, begin to roll dough toward you creating a tight spiral the full length of the dough rectangle.
  12. When dough is rolled into a log, use a sharp knife to cut into rolls about 1 inch thick. Place tightly into 9x13 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  13. Let rise until double in bulk – 1 - 1½ hours
  14. Bake in preheated oven 350 for 25 minutes or until golden brown and rolls pull away from sides of pan slightly.
  15. Cool in pan on rack for about 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at https://www.apinchofjoy.com/2017/11/purple-ribbon-no-knead-cinnamon-rolls/