Cinnamon rolls

One of the things I was really hoping to accomplish over Winter Break was making a bunch of cinnamon rolls. On the first day of the new year, I had the luxury of indulging my domestic urge and baked to my heart’s content.

Edna Ruth Byler’s Potato Dough Baked Goods from the More With Less Cook Book has been my favorite sweet roll recipe for over 25 years. The recipe yields 100 sweet rolls (It really does; I counted them this time!), which means a block of time (and energy) must be available for this undertaking. This also explains why it’s been a few years since I did this.

Here are some photos (mainly taken by Kayla) of the endeavor:


Here is a portion of the dough rolled to approximately 9″x18″ rectangle, spread thinly with butter, and covered with a layer of white and brown sugars mixed with cinnamon.


The dough has been rolled up and is being cut into equal portions using waxed floss. The rolls get squished if you use a knife to cut them. This keeps them nice and round.


Yum! Cinnamon rolls, hot from the oven, just iced. Where’s the coffee? It’s time for a taste test!


Kayla is sampling a cinnamon roll, and wondering why her dad must take a picture of her while she’s chewing. πŸ˜›

5 Responses to “Cinnamon rolls”

  1. Laura says:

    Your cinnamon rolls have always been the best! I also love your apple dumplings πŸ™‚

  2. Amy White says:

    Where did you get you’re super cool cook book holder thingy? I need one of those! WAXED FLOSS!?! that is the trick to having non smooshy cinnamon rolls! You’re so clever! Thanks!!!!

  3. Joyce says:

    Thank you, Laura. πŸ˜› Next time I want to try combining the two recipes, using sweet roll dough instead of biscuit dough for the apple dumplings. I think it will be especially nummy!

    Hi, Amy. πŸ™‚ I think you will need to look for the cook book holder online, since we purchased it about 18 years ago at a hardware store. Hope you find one!

  4. Marmee says:

    I”ll be over later for some of those cinnamon rolls…..looks heavenly!


  5. Joyce says:

    Thank you, Marmee. We really maxed out on cinnamon rolls today; they are just so good when they’re fresh. πŸ˜›