Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls Stuffed with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Yes, you read the title correctly, these sweet little nuggets of yumminess are just that, yummy! My mother makes incredible cinnamon rolls yet I've never been able to master them. My dough always seems flat and doesn't rise like I'd like it to. This recipe, based on the Pioneer Women, is so easy and tasty. I love how it raised up nice and high and the rolls came out of the oven nice and fluffy. The whole stuffing them with cookie dough was brought to my attention by my son's girlfriend. She read about it here and I thought I'd give it a whirl.... I wasn't disappointed. The unique taste and smell that these rolls offer is worth the effort it takes to make them. For the cookie dough I used Toll House's recipe. 

Ingredients for Cinnamon Rolls
2 c Whole Milk
1/2 c Vegetable Oil
1/2 c Sugar
1 pkgs Dry Yeast or 2 1/4 tsp
5 1/2 c All Purpouse Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
Melted Butter

Mix the milk, sugar and oil in a large pot. Scald the mixture, then let cool for one hour. When it has cooled, but is still a little warm, sprinkle the years into the milk mixture and let sit for a minute. Add 4 cups flour and mix until dough forms, cover and let rise for at least an hour.

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 
2 1/2 c Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
2 Sticks Butter, softened
3/4 c Sugar
3/4 c Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Large Eggs
2 c Milk Chocolate Chips

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels

After an hour, add the remaining 1 1/2 c flour, baking soda, baking powder and mix. Flour the workspace and roll the dough with rolling pin until thin and rectangular shaped. Cover dough with melted butter and cinnamon and sugar. Next drop spoonfuls of chocolate chip cookie dough over the dough. Roll dough into a long roll and slice into 1 inch thick pieces. Lay in butter brushed 9 inch cake pans. Let rolls rise for 30 minutes, make sure to cover bowl with clean dishcloth.  I made two pans worth and then placed the remaining sliced dough on to a silicone covered cookie sheet and froze. I then was able to place the individually frozen rolls into a ziplock bag for future baking. 

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes

Ingredients for Vanilla Glaze 
2 C Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 fat free half and half

Mix until smooth. Pour over rolls once they are out of oven.

Scalding the milk
Add the yeast
After rising, add additional flour and baking powder and soda
Roll out and cover with butter
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar
Dot with chocolate chip cookie dough
Roll up
Can you spot the lumps of cookie dough?
Doesn't this look great?
Place in a 9 inch cake pan, let rise 30 minutes
Fresh out of the oven
Drizzle with glaze
This is what the outside looks like
Yummy inside!


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  1. wonders how many calories in this one?

  2. I'm trying not to think about it :)

  3. Those are so decadent looking. I love it!!! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cinnamon rolls up.