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Chocolate Cinnamon Buns Recipe

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About This Chocolate Cinnamon Buns Recipe

This chocolate cinnamon buns recipe will please every grandchild, and other family members as well. When Grandma made something, it always tasted better.

Contributed By: From Grandma Hanley’s Cookbook Collection

Today’s Quote: “Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.” – – Mariska Hargitay

Chocolate Cinnamon Buns Ingredients

3/4 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)

1 package active dry yeast

1/4 cup shortening

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cups sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup cocoa

2 1/4 cups enriched flour

1 Tablespoon butter or margarine, soft

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3  Tablespoons confectioner’s sugar

Nuts- almonds or pecans

How to Make Chocolate Cinnamon Buns Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Add shortening, salt, sugar, egg, cocoa, and 1 cup flour.
  3. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed, while scraping the sides of the bowl.
  4. Cover with a towel, and let rise to double in size, about 1 hour.
  5. Beat down. Turn dough onto a well-floured cheesecloth-covered board.
  6. Roll into a 12″ X 9″ rectangle.
  7. Spread butter on top of the dough.
  8. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of the dough.
  9. Roll the dough and pinch the edge.
  10. Cut dough into 12 pieces.
  11. Place pieces of dough onto a greased 9″ baking dish.
  12. Let rise until doubled.
  13. Bake for 25 minutes at 375° F.
  14. Use a toothpick to test for doneness.
  15. Remove pan from oven.
  16. Make frosting with confectioner’s sugar and just enough milk to make it smooth and pasty.
  17. Immediately spread frosting on each bun while they are still hot.
  18. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  19. Serve warm.
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