Happy Monday everyone! Today you lucky dogs get a recipe from my mom’s recipe box. This one is a bit of a cheat. While I did find it in my mom’s recipe box, it’s one of my recipes…..and I’ve posted it before, but not as part of Mom’s Recipe Box.
I originally found this recipe in a mystery book that I read about a caterer who solves mysteries that she accidentally gets mixed up in. Apparently, this happens a lot to caterers, because there is a whole series of books about her. Who knew? These rolls are very good, but very time consuming. On a good day, I can make them in 3-4 hours, UGH! On a bad day, like this past Saturday, it takes 6 1/2 hours, double UGH! I had to leave the house a few times to deliver the daughter to and then pick her up from soccer practice and run an errand with the mister. The family got cinnamon rolls for lunch instead of breakfast, whatever. I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen recipes that don’t take that long. I’m gonna hafta try one and see if it’s as good. I also overcooked them a bit. You know they’re overcooked when all the filling runs out and coats the bottom of the pan with a sugary mess that hardens to a granite like substance rather quickly. My advice is to go for the shorter cooking time on the recipe.
My mom had the recipe because she had the cinnamon rolls at my house one time and asked for it. I think she asked for our family’s favorite recipes because she wanted to make a cookbook. I thought she was going to make it of our (my brothers’ and my) favorite recipes that she would make for us. Maybe some combination of hers and ours was her plan. The world may never know. Anyway, Mom, I’m trying to make that happen for you.
Since I already typed out the whole recipe once before, I’m just including a link to that post. There’s a bonus recipe with it! Here is the link: Monster Cinnamon Rolls; and a picture of the recipe card that I wrote out for Mom. It’s front and back of one 4×6 card plus the front of another one. It’s actually two recipes because the frosting has it’s own recipe.
Have a great day!