Roll Dough Ingredients:
1 T sugar
1-2 pkgs dry yeast or 1 T bulk yeast
2 T warm water
1/2 C margarine or butter
1/2 C sugar
2 large eggs
1 t salt
1 C very warm water
4 C flour
Add sugar and yeast to water. Stir with plastic or wood spoon to dissolve yeast. Let stand.
Cream together margarine or butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Beat well.
Add 1 C very warm water to the yeast mixture.
Mix in 4 C of flour, beat in mixer and put in bowl. Cover to rise.
Let rise until doubled in bulk about 1-2 hours (this can be refrigerated, cover with a damp cloth until ready to use).
To make Cinnamon Rolls:
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out dough into an oblong shape.
Spread with butter and brown sugar, sprinkle with cinnamon and add raisins if desired.
Roll into a roll and slice about 1-1 1/2 inch slices.
Place in greased pan and allow to rise about 1/2 hour.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until brown.
Frost hot out of the oven.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 C butter, softened
1 t vanilla
2-2 1/2 C powdered sugar
Blend all ingredients together with a mixer.