• Cooking Time: 12 minutes
  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes


My Grandmamma was a great cook and one of things she made for us on Sundays, before church were these Cinnamon Rolls. A 'treat' for sure. My sister, thinks they are too dry, but for me they mean special Grandmamma love and they are just plain yummy. There were lots of her recipes, I wish I had asked for, but I started out small and asked for this one and a few others, and I'm so glad I did, because it means I can make them, too.

Submitted by: "susan bangs-smith"


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbls. sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 - 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • raisins or dried cherries, chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Sift together dry ingredients.
  • Using your pastry blender or 2 knives cut in the 1/2 c. Crisco until like meal or small peas.
  • Stir in the 1-1/2 c. milk.
  • Turn out onto a floured board.
  • Knead lightly into a ball, adding flour as needed.
  • Roll out into a rectangle, 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch thick.
  • Spread the melted margarine over the dough, to the edges.
  • Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • If using, sprinkle with the raisins, cherries and/or whatever you like on your cinnamon rolls.
  • From the long edge, roll up into a tube. Using water run your finger along the long top edge to help 'stick' that top edge to the roll, like you would do on pie crust.
  • Cut in 1 inch rolls.
  • Put the pan, you are going to use to bake the rolls, in the oven to heat it a bit and melt some Crisco on it. [sided cookie sheet or 13x9 baking pan]
  • Bring out the pan and as you cut the rolls, dip them in the melted Crisco, flip over and place.
  • Once, the rolls are all cut and placed on the pan, sprinkle more cinnamon on top.
  • Bake 400 degrees, 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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