Cinnamon Rolls

I told Shannon ages ago that I would post this recipe for her.  I know there was a story behind it, but I can’t remember it now.  (Shannon, maybe you can refresh my memory!)   I do remember we were talking at church about cinnamon buns, and she told me that she’d never made them before without yeast.  So here it is:

Oh, before I forget, I’m including the recipe for the glaze, but I have never made it.  The first time I made this recipe, they were gobbled up before I had a chance to glaze them.  I decided that since evidently everyone liked them just fine without it……..(and it’s just another bit of sugar that Ray doesn’t need).

Cinnamom Rolls:

2 Cups Flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 Cup shortening
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 Cup milk
1/4 Cup margarine
1 Cup sugar (more or less)

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening.  Add milk and knead lightly.  Roll into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick.  Spread with margarine.  Cover with brown sugar and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon.  Roll and cut in 1-inch pieces,  and place on greased cookie sheet.  Rolls shopuld touch each other.  Bake at 425 F for 8-10 minutes. Partially cool and spread with glaze.


2 Cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Milk, as needed to blend

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Happy 3rd Birthday Mackenzie!

02-2007-004.jpg02-2007-002.jpgMackenzie turned 3 on Friday!  Where has the time gone?  Seems like just yesterday she was just a tiny little thing coming home from the hospital.

On Saturday, we had a “Mommy and Me” tea, with Kelly and Sara.  What fun!  The girls were so cute–sipping (gulping/slurping!) tea, nibbling on (cramming them in their mouths!) sandwiches.  Surprisingly, nothing was spilled or broken!  We have a ways to go in training these little girls to be ladies, but they’re only three, so we still have some time yet!