quick cinnamon rolls

Quick Cinnamon Rolls

I sure love a good cinnamon roll! The only problem is that if you get a hankering for a homemade, from scratch, ooey gooey cinnamon roll… don’t hold your breath, because it’s going to take a while. It can take several hours to make a good cinnamon roll. Which is why I flocked to this quick cinnamon rolls recipe!

To make cinnamon rolls, you first have to make bread. Bread is not a quick thing. Between letting it rise and kneading the dough, you can expect several hours to pass. After all that work you still need to shape, roll out, spread and cut your cinnamon rolls. When you are done with all that, you get… to wait for them to rise again before baking! Women in the 1930’s knew how long it takes to make cinnamon rolls, but they also knew how much their family loves them! Seriously though… who can resist a delicious cinnamon roll?

This is why these genius women came up with a quick solution! They start with a quick biscuit recipe and end slathered with butter, cinnamon and sugar! You are eating cinnamon rolls in less than 30 minutes. Not only are they quick, but they are homemade & from scratch! Oh… heaven help me. 

quick cinnamon rolls
I am pretty much in cooking heaven right now. I just celebrated my birthday, and to my surprise my Uncle, from Rose City Books and descendant of the Hutchinson Pioneers, found, purchased, wrapped and gave me a copy of the same book my Grandmother and Great Grandmother Hutchinson used to cook from! I would be lying if I said it didn’t make me emotional. Are you kidding me? Of course I was emotional. It was a hot mess. However, in my defense… I’m a sentimental weirdo 😀


It’s The Household Searchlight Recipe Book, and I’m in awe. Usually I have a very difficult time with older recipes, but I haven’t found a recipe yet that I don’t like. It’s time to get in the kitchen and start cooking quick cinnamon rolls, people! Oh! And check out my Uncle’s Antique Book Store, Rose City Books, you might find a hidden gem to spark your passion and inspiration!

Quick Cinnamon Rolls
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Women from the 1930's knew how long it takes to make cinnamon rolls, so they came up with a quick solution! Take pride in quick, homemade & from scratch!
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303 calories
42 g
14 g
13 g
5 g
5 g
90 g
254 g
12 g
1 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303
Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 14mg
Sodium 254mg
Total Carbohydrates 42g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 cups flour
  2. 4 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 6 tablespoons shortening
  5. 1 cup milk
  6. 1/4 cup softened butter
  7. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  8. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Sift flour twice with baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening. Add milk. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly and roll out in a rectangle 1/2" thick.
  2. Spread softened butter onto surface, and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
  3. Beginning with the long side, roll dough tightly. Cut into slices about 1 inch thick. Place in a well oiled cake pan. Bake at 435 degrees F for 15 minutes, or until tops of cinnamon rolls are golden brown.
Adapted from The Household Searchlight Recipe Book 1938
Adapted from The Household Searchlight Recipe Book 1938
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  1. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

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