Melissa Maynarich's Easy Cinnamon Rolls
1 pkg. yellow or white cake mix
2 pkg. quick rise yeast
2 1/2 c. warm water
5 c. flour (self-rising)
Mix cake mix and yeast with warm water. Add flour, work flour in. Pour in large greased bowl. Grease top of dough. Cover bowl. Let rise double in size. Then punch down on floured surface. Knead dough about 20 times. Divide in half. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick.
Spread butter over entire surface. Sprinkle on sugar and cinnamon (nuts if desired). Roll up seam side down. Slice in 1 inch slices. Place in greased pans. Let rise double. Bake in hot oven, 400 degrees, for about 12-15 minutes. Drizzle powdered sugar glaze over.
Powdered Sugar Glaze
1 tbsp. butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 to 2 tbsp. milk
1/8 tsp. salt
Melt butter in microwave. Add all ingredients. Starting with 1 1/2 tablespoons milk, add more only if needed to get glaze consistency. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls.
“In my family, if you make something once it’s just for fun. If you make it twice, it’s a family tradition! We’ve made these cinnamon rolls to eat on Christmas morning the last three years (and they’re easy)!”