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Amish Cinnamon Rolls

Amish Cinnamon Rolls


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoon yeast
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup+ 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/4   teaspoon salt
  • 1 large mashed potato or about a cup of instant mashed potatoes
  • 6 cup all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • melted butter


  1. Mix together 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons yeast, and 1 cup warm water. Let it sit in a separate bowl while you mix up the rest of the dough.
  2. Mix together 2/3 cup sugar, the eggs, 2/3 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and the mashed potato.
  3. Next, blend the above together with a mixer. Make sure the clumps of mashed potato are good and mixed in (if you used fresh potato).
  4. Then mix in the flour. Mix in about 2 cups at a time. The mixture will be pretty dry when you finish. Add in the yeast mixture about 1/3 cup at a time. Keep mixing and kneading until all the yeast mixture has been used and you have a nice, fairly easy to handle the dough with a good stretch to it.
  5. Let the dough sit in a warm place and rise for about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Take the risen dough out and knead it again until it's smooth. Then roll it out to about 1/4 inch or so thickness in a rectangular shape. Brush on melted butter.
  7. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on to the dough.
  8. Roll up the dough into a roll. Cut 1 inch thick rolls from the log of dough. (You should be able to cut about 12 from your rolPlace each into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Let the rolls rise in a warm place for about an hour. Before you bake brush more butter on the tops.
  9. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes or until the dough is done. Don't worry, the dough will still be a little bit "doughy" feeling but it is cooked.

Recipe Notes

Top your Cinnamon Rolls with a delicious Sauce or Frosting:

Caramel Sauce

Make a caramel sauce by melting 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan and cooking it over medium heat with 1 cup brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour this over the warm rolls.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Get the recipe for The Best Cream Cheese Frosting here.