The Best Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Healthy Recipes - The BEST cinnamon roll recipe! Everyone that makes these says they will never make another recipe again! They are PERFECT! They are great for breakfast, brunch, and holidays!

You’ll Need:


  • 2 packages active dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, to proof the yeast
  • 6 tablespoons shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (you might need more if the dough is sticky, up to 9-10 cups)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Softened butter (about 1/2 cup total)
  • Brown sugar (about 1 1/2 cups total)
  • Raisins (about 1 cup total)
  • Cinnamon (about 2 tablespoons total)


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Add yeast to 1 cup of lukewarm water and add the sugar. Set aside for about five minutes.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add shortening, sugar, and salt to the 2 cups of hot water and beat for 30 seconds, using the beater blade. Let cool to lukewarm temperature. Stir in 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture and mix until well combined. Mix in the beaten eggs.
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