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Gingerbread Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Spice Islands®

Gingerbread Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Difficulty

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

15 rolls

Ingredients

1 envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup warm milk (100° to 110°F)

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup molasses

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

4-1/2 to 4-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Ginger

1-1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Allspice

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling:

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

Frosting:

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

For dough:  Combine yeast and sugar with warm milk in a large bowl.  Set aside for 5 minutes. 

Mix butter molasses, egg and vanilla in a small bowl until well blended.  Add to yeast mixture.  Add 2 cups flour, spices and salt.  Beat for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.  Add enough additional flour, 1/2 cup at a time, to make a soft dough.
Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Place in a greased bowl, turning to coat.  Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Roll dough into a 14 x 9-inch rectangle.  Mix sugars for the filling.  Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture.  Roll up from long side as for jelly roll; seal seam.  Cut roll into 15 slices.  Place cut side up in greased 13 x 9-inch pan.

Cover, let rise 30 minutes.  Bake in preheated 350°F oven, for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool for at least 20 minutes.

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a large bowl.  Slowly add 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar at a time, beating well after each addition.  Frost rolls.

Refrigerate any leftover rolls.

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