My mom also made these every year. They are to die for.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup boiling water plus 1/2 cup for yeast
2 eggs, beaten
1 package yeast - disolved in 1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp salt
4 1/2 cups flour
Pour 3/4 cup boiling water over butter and sugar. Stir to melt butter and disolve sugar. Allow to cool to luke warm then mix in all other ingredients. Mix to form a dough and knead until smooth (about 10 minutes). I actually use dough setting on my breadmaker for this. Once smooth, place in large bowl and cover with cloth to rise 1 1/2 hours. I place it in the oven or stovetop to rise. Using flour and rolling pin, role to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness.
6 Tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
Mix all to form paste. Spread over dough evenly. Then roll and cut into 1" strips. Place in 3 round greased baking dishes (~8 rolls per pan). Cover with cloth and let rise 1 additional hour. Bake at 350 15-20 minutes.
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk
Melt butter in saucepan. Add in vanilla and milk then slowly whisk in sugar. Whisk until all lumps are gone and it's smooth. Pour over warm rolls.