Damn Good Cinnamon Rolls

Filling:

Icing:

Note: You can add to the ingredients to make extra icing. Drizzle over rolls as desired then set the remaining icing aside in case someone wants more.

Directions

  1. Combine potatoes, potato water, butter, sugar, salt and hot water in large mixing bowl. Stir until butter melts; set aside and let cool. Combine yeast and 1/2 cup warm water in small bowl. Wait about 5 minutes before adding… eggs, 2 cups flour and yeast mixture to potato mixture. Beat until well mixed. Add flour, 1 cup at a time until soft dough forms.
  2. Knead by hand on a lightly floured surface until smooth and stretchy, (If using electric mixer, be sure to use a dough hook). 
  3. Let rise in a warm, draft free area until doubled in size (about 1hr). Punch dough down; divide in half (for easier handling).
  4. Roll one portion of dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12 x 18-inch rectangle. Spread with half the butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle half of the mixture over surface. Roll up tightly lengthwise, sealing edges. Cut into 12 slices. Place in lightly greased 12X16-inch pan. 
  5. Let rise 30 to 45 minutes until nearly doubled.
  6. Bake @ 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.Rolls
  7. Cool for 15 minutes. Combine icing ingredients and drizzle over rolls.
 Note: 2 medium potatoes yields about 1 cup (I generally use 3-4 potatoes just in case… and I love mashed potatoes).