Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sister Ballard's Famous Cinnamon Rolls

Sister Ballard has ALWAYS been known throughout the ward for her famous cinnamon rolls.  These were always the item EVERYONE would talk about and try to outbid one another at all of the ward auctions. Her recipe really makes the BEST cinnamon rolls... not too gooey, not too dry and perfectly sweet!

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.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmm..... I LOVE THESE! I am so happy you posted this recipe. They really do remind me of the ward auctions. My dad was lucky enough to win them recently at one of the auctions... I think he got a dozen for $75 or something. haha. I am making these this week for sure! :)