Refrigerator Rolls/ Refrigerator Cinnamon Rolls


Great Fresh Cooked Rolls. This recipe shows how to prepare the basic refrigerator rolls. Then using the same basic recipe to prepare cinnamon rolls.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (2 oz) cake compressed yeast
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 3 tbsp melted butter, margarine, or shortening
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cinnamon Rolls:
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup currants or raisins (optional)


Step 1

Refrigerator Rolls – Plain: Scald milk over hot water in top of a double boiler or over very low heat. Cool to lukewarm.

Step 2

Add the crumbled yeast, sugar, water and egg to milk. Beat with a beater until beated (Whew!). Combine well.

Step 3

Add the flour, shortening and salt to the yeast mixture. Stir until blended.

Step 4

Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and store in refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight.

Step 5

To bake, remove dough from fridge and shape into rolls. Let rise until double in size.

Step 6

Bake rolls at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 7

Cinnamon Rolls

Step 8

Use half of the recipe of refrigerator rolls above. Instead of shaping into rolls, roll dough on lightly floured board into an oblong 1/4 inch thick. Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and raisins.

Step 9

Roll like jelly rolls and cut in 1 inch slices.

Step 10

Place cut side down in greased muffin pans; let double in size.

Step 11

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.


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