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Chocolate Drizzled Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A delicious cinnamon roll recipe topped with yummy chocolate glaze

Ingredients

Dough:
1/4-ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

Filling:
1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional

Glaze:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup cream

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.

In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.

Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 hour.

When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.

Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Roll up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

For chocolate glaze, heat milk to a boil, remove from heat and stir in chocolate until smooth. Drizzle over slightly cooled rolls.

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