Sweet Roll Dough:
1 pkg active dry yeast (1 scant T)
1/2 C warm water
1/2 C lukewarm milk, scalded then cooled
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C shortening
1 t salt
3 1/2-4 C flour
1/2 C sugar
4 t cinnamon
Beat 1 1/2 C powdered sugar, 2 T butter (softened), 1 1/2 t vanilla and 4-6 t hot water until smooth and of spreading consistency.
Scald milk about 20 minutes before starting so that it has time to cool. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in milk, sugar, shortening, salt, eggs and 2 C of the flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough more solid. Place all remaining flour in a mound on the counter and place dough over it. Knead in all flour until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 2 hours. Punch down dough. Cover with inverted bowl; let rest 15-20 minutes. Shape into rolls.
Take dough and split into 2 even balls. Roll each dough ball flat into about a 9x15 in rectangle. Make sure dough is even in thickness. Spread softened butter in a thinish layer over the rolled out dough. Then sprinkle evenly with cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough from the long side all the way across. Pinch closed. Cut into 9 rolls. Place in a greased 9x9 pan. Repeat with other dough ball.
Let rolls rise 40 minutes. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes covering with foil after about 10 minutes. When done let cool and mix up creamy glaze. Drizzle over the top of all 18 rolls.