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Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls, perfect Christmas morning dessert!
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The Best Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Servings 12 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 packets Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 6 tablespoons butter OR margarine
  • 1 egg

For the Filling:

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter OR margarine very soft

For the Frosting:

  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, dry yeast, salt and spices in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Place water and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F. Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture with egg. Add molasses.
  • Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough will form into a ball.
  • Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and dough springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.
  • For filling, combine sugar, cinnamon, and spices in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Roll dough into a 15 x 10-inch rectangle using a rolling pin. Spread 3 tablespoons butter over dough stopping at least 1/2-inch from the edges on the long sides. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Beginning at long end of each rectangle, roll up tightly. Pinch seams to seal. Cut into 12 equal pieces.
  • TIP: Use unflavored dental floss instead of a knife to cut rolls. To do, cut a piece of floss about 12 inches long. Slide floss under the roll; bring the ends up and cross over to cut each slice. Place, cut sides down, in greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan . Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour .
  • Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool on wire rack for at least 20 minutes.
  • Combine all frosting ingredients (start with 2 tablespoons milk and add more if needed) in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Spread over rolls.