Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

1 C milk, scalded
1 C water, cold
1 T sugar
2 pckgs. yeast
1/2 C cocoa
6 T shortening
1 t butter flavoring
1/2 C sugar
3 eggs
7 C flour

Filling Ingredients

1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C cocoa
1 C pecans, finely chopped
2 T cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted

Icing Ingredients

2 C powdered sugar
3 T cocoa
1 t vanilla
enough milk to make thin glaze

Mix milk, water, 1 T sugar and yeast. Set aside til foamy. Cream shortening, butter flavoring, cocoa and 1/2 C sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in yeast mixture, alternating with 4 cups flour. Add remaining flour til you have a soft dough. Knead with dough hook or by hand til smooth. Let rise til doubled. Divide in half. Roll each half into a large rectangle. Mix together all filling ingredients except butter. Spread each dough half with melted butter and sprinkle with half of filling. Roll up into long rolls. Slice each roll into 12 pieces. Place in pans and let rise again til rolls are very large and fill the pan. Bake at 375 until light brown. Drizzle with icing while warm.

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