“Mornings just got a whole lot better with these Amish Friendship Bread Cinnamon Rolls.”
Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
Yield: 12 rolls
1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
2 cups flour
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Extra flour to knead
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup crushed nuts (optional)
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine the dough ingredients: starter, flour and milk. Set aside at room temperature for 10-12 hours, or overnight.
- Stir then add the remaining dough ingredients and mix well.
- Pour dough out onto a well-floured work surface. Knead until dough is no longer sticky. (I found I had to add at least an extra cup of flour.)
- Roll dough into a rectangular shape 1/2-inch in thickness.
- In a small bowl, combine together the ingredients for the cinnamon mixture.
- Lightly brush softened butter over the surface of the dough and sprinkle on the cinnamon mixture.
- Roll up dough and pinch to seal the seam. Cut into 1-inch slices.
- Place on a well-greased cookie sheet and let rest for 30 minutes.
- Bake in a preheated 350° F oven for 30-35 minutes.
- In a medium-sized bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread frosting over warm cinnamon rolls.
From Wai Chan: “This dough was incredibly sticky. I would recommend adding an extra cup of flour into the batter to see if it will make it easier to work with.”
From Susan Hunter-Whalen: “This dough was really sticky. I added in an extra 1 1/2 cups of flour to the dough. As for the filling I changed it to 1/2 cup sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon and up to 1 cup of crushed nuts. I would recommend a bake time of 25-30 minutes.”
From Heather Preuss (Milton, VT): “I added 3 Tbsp of maple syrup to the frosting recipe — since it’s Vermont, and sugaring season! The kids and adults ate them up. There were none left!”
L to R: (c) Susan Hunter-Whalen; (c) Heather Preuss (Milton, VT); (c) Heather Preuss (Milton, VT)