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Cranberry-White Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cranberry-White Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

A basket of warm cinnamon rolls is a sure way to impress family and friends. Add cranberries and chocolate to the ingredient mix, and these treats are irresistible.—Meg Marriott, Tacoma, WA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the butter, sugar, salt and 4 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll into a 24-in. x 12-in. rectangle. For filling, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; spread over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with chips, cranberries and pecans. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
  • 4. Cut into 16 slices. Place cut side down in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough cream to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm rolls. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 roll equals 637 calories, 34 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 482 mg sodium, 78 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.