Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by Divinemom5
READY IN: 2hrs 27mins
YIELD: 12 rolls




  • In medium bowl,dissolve yeast in water.
  • Stir in shortening, salt, sugar, egg, cocoa, and 1 cup flour.
  • Beat 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer, or 300 vigorous strokes by hand.
  • Scrape side of bowl, stir in remaining flour; blend well.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until double (about 1 hour). Stir dough down by beating 25 strokes.
  • Turn soft dough into well floured surface; roll into 8x12-inch rectangle.
  • Spread with softened butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Roll up beginning with wide edge.
  • Pinch edges together.
  • Cut into 12 pieces.
  • Place in greased 9x13-inch pan.
  • Let rise until doubled (about 40 minutes) Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes.
  • Combine icing ingredients, adding enough cream for good spreading consistency.
  • Spread on rolls immediately and then sprinkle with nuts if desired.
  • Serve warm.
  • Can also use favorite cream cheese icing to frost.