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Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep 30 mins Stand 15 mins Rise 1 hr 45 mins Bake 350°F 22 mins to 25 mins
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls
Ingredients
  • 2  packages  active dry yeast
  • 1/2  cup  evaporated milk
  • 1/3  cup  molasses
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  egg, lightly beaten
  • 2  tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  granulated sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 2  tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 1  recipe  Glaze (recipe below)
  •  Sugared cranberries*
Directions

1. In a bowl combine yeast and 1/4 cup warm water (about 115 degrees F). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in milk, molasses, 1/4 cup brown sugar, the egg, oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir in as much flour as you can. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour for moderately soft, smooth, elastic dough (5 minutes). Shape in ball. Place in greased bowl; turn once. Cover; let rise until double (1 hour). Punch down. Turn onto lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

2. Grease a 13x9x2-inch pan. For filling, in bowl combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Roll dough to 12x8-inch rectangle. Spread butter on dough. Sprinkle filling to within 1 inch along one long side. Roll up, beginning at long side of filling. Pinch to seal. Cut 12 slices. Place in pan. Cover; let rise until nearly double (45 minutes).

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and set. Let stand 5 minutes; invert onto platter. Drizzle with Glaze. To serve, top with sugared cranberries. Makes 12 rolls.

From the Test Kitchen*Note:
  • For sugared cranberries, roll frozen cranberries in sugar.
Glaze
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  powdered sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 4 - 5  teaspoons  milk
Directions

1. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir in enough of the milk to make a glaze of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls)
  • cal. (kcal) 332,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 26,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 64,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 32,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 101,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 136,
  • Potassium (mg) 251,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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