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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls -

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls
4 cups Milk
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Canola Oil
9 cups All-purpose Flour
2 packages (4 1/2 Teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 stick unsalted melted Butter
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1tbsp cinnamon
1 teaspoon Salt
1-1/2 cup Chocolate Chunks
1 cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts (we use mixture of both)
1 package softened 8 Ounce Cream Cheese
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1 stick Butter, Softened
1 cup Milk
2-1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3/4 teaspoons Salt
The Action:
Mix milk, 1 cup sugar, and canola oil in a pan. Heat until very warm but not boiling. Allow to cool until slightly warm..
Sprinkle yeast over the surface of the liquid, then add in 8 cups flour. Stir gently until totally combined. Mixture will be very wet and sticky. Cover with a towel and allow to sit for 1 hour.
After an hour, add in an additional cup of flour, as well as the salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until combined. Refrigerate dough, covered.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread 2tbsp of the melted butter in the bottom of pie pans or 9 x 13-inch baking dishes.
Divide dough in half. Keep other half in the fridge for another use (see our recipe for maple bacon cinnamon rolls!).
Turn dough onto a floured surface. Roll into a large rectangle and add vanilla to the rest of the melted butter. Pour mixture all over the surface of the dough. Spread evenly. Mix sugar and salt and sprinkle it over the butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon over mixture. Then sprinkle on the brown sugar, chocolate chips, and chopped nuts.
Roll dough toward you until it's in the shape of a tight log. Pinch the edges to seal. Slice into 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick rolls and lay, cut side down, in buttered baking dishes. Allow to rise for 20 minutes. Place in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until deep golden brown on top.
Make the icing: Mix 1 stick butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt in an electric mixer or until smooth and pourable.
Remove rolls from oven and allow to sit five minutes before drizzle icing all over the rolls. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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