This recipe was passed on to me from my mother. As a growing boy, cinnamon rolls were one of my absolute favorites. Try this easy recipe for a treat you'll remember!
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or more if you love it)
1/2 cup melted butter
Cream shortening, sugar and egg.
Add the dry ingredients and milk alternately.
To assemble the cinnamon rolls:
On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into as large a rectangle as possible (until the dough is about 1/8 inch to 1/4 thick).
Melt the butter and spread evenly on dough.
Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on the melted butter.
Started with the longer side (it is a rectangle, so pick one of the longer sides) roll the rectangle into a tube.
Pinch the edges to seal.
With a sharp knife, slice the tube into 1 inch thick slices.
Place on a non-stick cookie sheet (or a cookie sheet coated with baking spray).
Bake the rolls at 400° F until golden brown.
Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.