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Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls (Adopted)

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar in 1 1/4 cups warm milk in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Add margarine, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and egg; stir well.
  3. Stir in 3 1/2 cups flour, cocoa, and salt to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of the remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands.
  5. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top.
  6. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85F), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  7. Punch dough down.
  8. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 16 x 8 inch rectangle.
  9. Brush egg white over entire surface.
  10. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over dough.
  11. Starting at long side, roll up dough tightly, jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam to seal (do not seal ends of roll).
  12. Cut roll into 16 (1-inch) slices, using string or dental floss.
  13. Arrange slices, cut sides up, in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  14. Cover and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  15. Preheat oven to 350F; bake rolls at 350F for 20 minutes.
  16. Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir well.
  17. Drizzle over rolls.

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