Almost Texas Roadhouse Rolls; A Go-To Recipe From This Day Forward

What could go better with Homemade Butternut Squash Soup?  Homemade Almost Texas Roadhouse Dinner Rolls is my answer.

This is the perfect time to release this recipe with holiday celebrations fast approaching.

I’m sorry to admit that I’m not sure where this recipe came from – it’s not my creation, but it’s a keeper!  If you love slightly sweet, soft and tender dinner rolls with a hint of cinnamon then search no farther.  I have opted to bake these rolls together as a unit, versus individually, and I am super impressed with the texture of the roll from doing so.

This is my go-to recipe for dinner rolls from this day forward. 

Almost Texas Roadhouse Dinner Rolls

2 1/4 tsp. yeast

1/4 c. warm water

1 c. scalded (and then cooled) milk

1/4 c. granulated sugar

3 tbsp. butter melted

1 large egg, beaten

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, plus some for kneading

In a large bowl, add yeast, 2 tbsp. of melted butter, cinnamon, water, milk, and egg; stir all ingredients together.  Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing between each addition until completely blended.  If the dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon of flour, one at a time, until the dough is the right texture to work with.

Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.  On a lightly flour surface, knead the dough until soft and smooth.  Put dough into a large greased bowl and cover.  Let rise for about 1 hour.  On the lightly floured surface, punch  dough down and roll into 1 “ thick rectangle.  Cut into 2” squares and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet spacing them about a half inch apart; let rise for an additional hour.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

Slather in butter and devour…

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

I was never a big fan of molasses cookies but at some point in my life I actually acquired a taste for them.  I have come up with an easy recipe for molasses cookies that fits quite nicely in my “go to” recipe box. 

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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

3/4 c. vegetable shortening

1 c. brown sugar, packed

1 egg

1/4 c. light flavored molasses

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (my pumpkin pie spice has ginger, allspice, nutmeg & cinnamon in it)

2 c. all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Makes about 2.5 dozen.

In a large bowl, cream shortening, brown sugar and egg together with electric mixer.  Mix until light and fluffy.  Add molasses, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and flour; mix thoroughly.

Roll dough into small balls and dip into granulated sugar.  Place on cookie sheet and press center of cookie once with a fork.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, being careful not to over bake.  Remove from oven, cool on cookie sheets briefly before transferring to bakers rack.

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Serve with your favorite cup of coffee or a glass of milk!

I’ve shared my recipe for these cookies at Mike and Molly’s House.  Do you have something to Show & Tell?