Cinnamon Cocoa Breakfast Rolls

Chocolate lovers—this is for you: chocolate cinnamon rolls, drizzled with a rich chocolate glaze.

Cinnamon Cocoa Breakfast Rolls


12 Rolls



Prep Time


Bake Time

15 to 20 minutes

Rise Time

1 hour

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  • Dough
  • 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup cooked, mashed potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter OR margarine, melted
  • Cinnamon Cocoa Filling
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 2 (-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


  1. Combine 1-1/3 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in larger mixer bowl. Heat water, milk, butter, and mashed potato until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Roll dough to 18 x 12-inch rectangle; brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle with Cinnamon Cocoa Filling. Beginning at long end, roll up tightly as for jelly roll. Pinch seam to seal; cut into 12 equal pieces. Place, cut sides up, into 12 (2-1/2 inch) muffin cups. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Bake at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Remove from cups; cool on wire racks. Lightly sift powdered sugar over tops; drizzle with Chocolate Glaze. Cinnamon Cocoa Filling: Combine all ingredients in small bowl; stir to blend. Chocolate Glaze: Melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.

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