Dough: 1/4 ounce package yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 scalded milk 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup melted butter 1 tsp salt 1 egg 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour Filling: 1/2 cup melted butter 3/4 cup sugar 2 tbsp ground cinnamon Glaze: 4 tbsp butter 2 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 to 6 tbsp hot water
Heat oven to 350. dissolve yeast in warm water. set aside. In a large bowl, mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt, and egg. add 2 cups flour and mix until smooth. add yeast mixture. mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 - 10 minutes. place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 - 1 1/2 hours). Punch down dough. roll out on floured surface into a 15 by 9 inch rectangle. spread melted butter over dough. mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. beginning at 15 inch side, role up dough and pinch together to seal. cut into 12 to 15 slices. coat bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. place cinnamon rolls close together in pan and let rise until dough is doubled (about 45 minutes). bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned. meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. add hot water one tbsp at a time until glaze reaches desired consistency. spread over slightly cooled rolls.