Nanny’s Cinnamon Rolls



1 cup shortening, butter or margarine (your preference)
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
½ cup milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 tsps baking powder
3 ½ cups flour plus another ¼ to ½ cup for rolling

Blend butter, sugar. Add eggs, milk, salt and vanilla and stir. Add 3 ½ cups flour….a cup or so at a time. Sprinkle ¼ cup flour on the counter….and knead dough lightly until mixture is easy to work with…not sticky. If needed use remaining flour to roll the mixture into the size of a cookie sheet.
Spread softened butter over the sheet of dough, then add brown sugar to cover the butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon somewhat generously. Gently roll the covered dough to form a tube and then cut into pieces.
Bake at 350 for 12 to 14 minutes…until set…
Note: I wish I could give better directions, but all I have from my grandmother’s recipes are ingredients and as I cooked with her…and saw her cook, I just did what she did…never really measure some things exactly.

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