Mrs. Baker's Sticky Cinnamon Rolls


My neighbor, Mrs. Baker, used to bake these cinnamon rolls and invite me and my children over while they were baking. The smell of homemade cinnamon rolls was irresistible.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
3 dozen


  • cup sugar

  • cup shortening

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 3 eggs

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup sugar, shortening, salt and 1 cup boiling water; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add eggs and the water/sugar mixture; beat well. Beat in 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix until a stiff dough has formed. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease three 8x8 inch baking pans.

  4. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Roll dough into small balls. Dip balls in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar. Roll balls into 4 inch long cylinders and tie into knots. Place knots into prepared pans.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
6g Fat
46g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 5g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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