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Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Filling on a plate.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls

The best fluffy and soft rolls with chocolate cinnamon filling.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 455 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

!for the rolls:

  • 3 1/4 - 3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 Tbsp butter , melted
  • 2/3 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon

!for the frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp half and half or milk
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Instructions

to make the rolls:

  1. In a bowl of your stand mixer, whisk together 1 1/4 cup of flour and yeast.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat together milk, sugar, butter and 3/4 tsp salt until warm ( not hot! ) and the butter is almost melted.
  3. Add the milk butter mixture along with egg to flour yeast mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds.
  4. Increase the speed to high and beat 3 minutes.
  5. Decrease the speed to low and slowly add the rest of the flour.
  6. Transfer the dough onto your counter top, lightly dusted with flour. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  7. Place in a large bowl greased with oil. Turn the dough few times in the bowl to coat it with the oil. Cover with kitchen towel.
  8. Place in a warm and draft-free place. ( see notes for tip )
  9. Let rise until almost doubled in size, about 30 to 40 min.
  10. Punch the dough down. Transfer the dough onto counter top. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  11. Roll out the dough into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle, slightly longer than your pan. Brush with melted butter. Do not over-saturate the dough. You may have some butter leftover. Set it aside.
  12. Sprinkle brown sugar over the buttered dough.
  13. Sprinkle cinnamon over the sugar.
  14. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the dough. Press gently into the dough.
  15. Roll the dough, starting from the longest side. Roll it tight. When you get to the end, use the rest of the melted butter as a glue to close the seam.
  16. Slice the roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick disk. Place them in a 13" x 9" pan. Cover and let rest in a warm and draft-free place for 30 minutes, until doubled in size and there is no more space between the rolls.
  17. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and bake the rolls for 18 to 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

to make the frosting:

  1. Prepare the glaze by mixing cream cheese with milk and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth and drizzle over warm but not hot rolls.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 805IU16%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.