These cinnamon rolls are more cookie like then most and are incredible when paired with a cold glass of milk. The recipe comes from my Nanny Nora and is called by some "The Miners Cinnamon Rolls".
If you are looking for something the kids can make or something that can be made in a hurry for last minute company then this cheap recipe is perfect. An added bonus is that it leaves your house smelling yummy all day long, with those kind of results who needs air fresheners?
2 tablespoons warm shortening
1 cup brown sugar packed
2 eggs beaten
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 cups flour
1 can milk
Begin by preheating your oven to 350. Cream shortening and sugar together in large bowl. Add egg and milk and mix well. In separate bowl add dry ingredients but only add two cups of flour to start. If you add to much flour right now then your dough will become dry and crumbly. Gradually stir into shortening mixture, once well blended you should be left with a soft dough. If the dough is still to wet gradually add more flour but remember it is important not to add to much.
Lightly flour an area of counter and the rolling pin (the flour will prevent dough from sticking to both surfaces). Roll out dough so that it is in a rectangle and measures out to be about 1/4 an inch in thickness. Next lightly spread the top surface of dough with canned milk, you only need a little bit so that the surface has a light glaze. If you add to much the surface will become very sticky (remember how play dough gets when water is mixed with it). Your next step is to sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon ( I always apply generous amounts so feel free to give in to your sweet tooth here.
Once covered roll dough up like a jelly roll starting with the long side. Using a piece of thread cut slices 1/2 an inch thick . DO this by taking a piece of thread and placing it under the roll taking hold of both sides and sliding the thread up to the top and cross threads over. Pull thread to cut through roll.
Place rolls on greased cookie sheet an inch apart. Put in preheated oven and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and serve with a tall glass of cold milk or hot cup of tea (some also enjoy this tasty treat served with a single scoop of French Vanilla ice cream).