Project Give: Baking For Veterans (Cinnamon Rolls)

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It doesn’t take much to make the vets smile but they do love homemade goodies. Homemade goodies is what I’m all about. As I was growing up, I always begged and pleaded with my parents to buy me candy or cookies at the grocery store. My mom had a “homemade policy.” It basically means she always says no but she’ll make a treat at home. I can’t say I was disappointed because my mom is an awesome cook. Her treats are like gold.

EDIT** I received an email with a question about why I don’t post pictures of the vets eating the baked goodies. While I would love to do that and I’m sure the vets would be rock stars on my blog, the hospital does have policies about that kind of thing. It’s a big no no.

I made the PW cinnamon rolls for the second time and they were DELICIOUS! 🙂 I had people asking me for the recipe. They were sniffing it, scarfing it down, savoring each bite. It’s the best cinnamon roll I’ve ever had. It’s the best cinnamon roll I’ve ever made. I don’t think I’ll be sharing the recipe though (sorry P-Dubb)! I might have to keep it to myself.
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I suppose you could halve the recipe and make less rolls but why would you do that? I got 72 rolls out of this recipe! They filled 3 13×9 in. pans as well as a 8×9 in. pan. Four pans of cinnamon rolls? No problem! Just bring it into the VA and everyone will love you. I took 2 of the 13×9 in. pans to the hospital and gave one away to the Director of Social Work. She gave some to the veterans in the living center and the staff. I was picking up calls for escorts and there were random people coming by telling me how the cinnamon rolls were really good. Pat on the back for me! 🙂 I laughed when one of the volunteers asked me what I was bringing in next week. They’re actually requesting goodies now. I guess you had to be there but it was pretty funny.

Mardi Gras events are going on at the hospital. I’m excited. Someone was telling me about a king cake but I have no idea what that is. Anyone want to explain it to me? 🙂

Fail Sweetly,


4 thoughts on “Project Give: Baking For Veterans (Cinnamon Rolls)

  1. Jes

    making these has been on my bucket list for…years! This might be the motivation I need to finally do it, they look incredible!

    1. Justina Post author

      It took me forever to finally make them too! 🙂 Once you make them you’ll ask yourself why didn’t you make them sooner. THEY’RE SO GOOD!!! They’re perfectly bready, moist, chewy, fluffy, sweet, and has a excellent cinnamon/sugar ratio. Definitely try it!


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