As a child I remember my grandma baking all the time. She was the best cook. Around Christmas she would make fudge, divinity and peanut brittle. And every meal she made, it was always from scratch. I use to love going to her house, because she would always have home made cinnamon rolls waiting for us. I loved her cinnamon rolls. The smell would fill the house, and you could even smell them from just walking up to her door. I think all her neighbors knew when she would have fresh cinnamon rolls for everyone. A couple years ago, I thought "I would love my house to smell like my grandmas cinnamon rolls" So, I created a recipe for these cute little cinni mini's . I messed with the recipe, until I got it to smell the way my dear Grandma Frankie's house would smell when she made her cinnamon rolls. They turned out wonderfully. They were a popular seller when I use to do craft boutiques all the time! They are only for decoration, so even though they look good enough to eat, make sure you tell your guests they are not for eating! These look great setting in a bowl somewhere in your house!
Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 cup of fine salt
- 1/2 cup of ground cinnamon, a pinch of cloves, a pinch of nutmeg
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of water (may add more)
- For drizzle over the top you need around a cup of melted wax, with cinnamon and
- scented oil of your choice, I've used vanilla, or cinnamon roll scented oil.
In a large bowl, combine the salt, cinnamon and the flour
- Make a well in the salt/flour/cinnamon mixture and add the water
- Knead until smooth and shape into a ball. You can add some scented oil to this mixture as well.
- Roll out flat, then add more cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove (or spices you want)
- Then roll flat piece up just like your making cinnamon rolls
- Slice into small round rolls, and then bake at around 250-300 degrees
- for around an hour or until they are hard.
- Melt your wax down, add cinnamon, and scented oil, then drizzle over the
- top of your cinnamon rolls.
- When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container
- Have fun making these, and you can add some glitter over the top for the look of sparkly sugar!