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Grandma Gerie's Florida Yeast Rolls

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Ingredients

3 cups Bisquick
1 package dry yeast (fast set)
1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chopped pecans, optional
Topping:
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 pound white icing

Instructions

Mix yeast with warm water. Let set 10 minutes. Blend in vanilla and Bisquick. (Optional: add chopped pecans to batter.) Add 1/2 cup cold water. Mix into a ball. Divide into 4 balls. Roll each into a rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll into a jelly roll. Cut 1 inch slices. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Brush with remaining butter. Ice with white frosting.

Gerie Wilson, Moline



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