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Cinnamon Roll Dough

Yield Makes 48 rolls


  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package rapid-rise yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

How to Make It

  1. Combine yeast, sugar, salt, and 2 cups flour in large mixing bowl.

  2. Stir together shortening, butter, and 1 cup boiling water until melted. Cool to 120°-130°.

  3. Add butter mixture and lightly beaten egg to flour mixture, and beat at medium speed with a heavy duty mixer 1 minute. Remove beater, and replace with dough hook attachment. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, beating 3 to 5 minutes. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until dough is doubled in bulk.

  4. Punch down dough.