I've tried but it doesn't seem to rise or come out like I remember my Gram making it.
So instead, I make the dough in my bread machine. I use the "Classic White" recipe from the "Regal: Bread maker Guide and Cookbook", on page 29, to make my dough.
"Classic White - 2 pound recipe"
12 oz. Water
1 3/4 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Butter or Margarine (I've used both, prefer butter)
4 cups Bread Flour
2 Tbsp. Dry Milk
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast
Select "dough" setting, find a comfy chair and your favorite book, and read until you hear the bread machine beep to tell you "It's time to make the cinnamon rolls."
2nd: Using a rubber spatula, spread a thin layer of margarine/butter (your preference) atop the rectangle of dough
3rd: Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the butter until you can't see the butter anymore (Yum, not a diabetic's cinnamon roll, sorry)
4th: Pat the brown sugar into the butter and dough so it absorbs a quarter to half-way through the dough
5th: Sprinkle cinnamon on top of the brown sugar. I use a generous amount. We like the flavor.
6th: Pat the cinnamon into the brown sugar and buttered dough
7th: Your dough should look something like this now. Wash your hands. Find a 13 x 9 inch pan or a couple 9' round tins. Spray with Olive oil (you can use vegetable or canola, your preference).
8th: Take a sharp knife and set it to the side.
10th: You want to roll and lift gently at the same time to keep your inner contents with the dough. When you get to the last roll, pinch the seams together to seal the inner yumminess. (Yes, a new word)
11th: Wash your hands again. Take a deep breath and admire your beautiful treat. Within the hour, the house is going to smell like the local bakery. This is sure to wake the kids up.
12th: Locate the knife you took out earlier and prepare to cut your cinnamon rolls into slices. As you cut one, place it in your well oiled/sprayed pan, on its side. You should see the circles of cinnamon, butter, and sugar.
13th: With a dozen cinnamon rolls cut and ready to rise again. Take a clean towel out of the drawer and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
15th: Open the oven door and put them in. Set the timer for 10 -12 minutes based on how your oven cooks. You can tell their done with they raise even more and have a beautiful golden brown color.
17th: Take them out of the oven and set them to the side to cool.
19th: Take out plates, forks, and a serving spatula. Call everyone into the kitchen, thank God for the snow day and opportunity to enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls, and dig in.