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Hot Cocoa Rolls

I didn’t celebrate Christmas growing up. I got my first Christmas tree after I moved in with my best friend when I was in law school. I first celebrated Christmas with my now-husband a year or two into our relationship.  I had this picture in my head of what waking up on Christmas morning should be like: wake up, look out the window to see if it had snowed, bake cinnamon rolls (from the tube, of course) and brew coffee while we sit on the floor in our PJs and bathrobes and exchange gifts.

Hot Cocoa Roll dough resting
Shhh! Dough resting!

After the lazy, slow morning, we would go back to my family’s Christmas traditions of seeing a movie and eating Chinese food. Our traditions have changed over the years.  In Louisville we would see the movie and eat the Chinese food with my parents, and it was always a buffet.  When we moved to Boston, my husband was so set on finding a buffet but we accidentally discovered hot pots and our Christmas tradition evolved…(also the hot pot place had a two hour wait so we now supplemented our tradition with drinks at the hotel bar nearby!)

Hot Cocoa Rolls ready to bake
Ready to bake!

This year we are adjusting our traditions, yet again, and going to Getaway House for Christmas.  I am so excited to just disconnect for a few days and relax and enjoy time with my little family! (Pups are very welcomed at Getaway House!)

Hot cocoa cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven
Fresh out of the oven!

If our traditions can evolve, maybe yours can too.  It doesn’t have to be a big change.  Start small.  Like, say, changing those cinnamon rolls to hot cocoa rolls. And maybe not popping the tube, but making them from scratch.  It’s easier than you think and your family will love this tiny little change. And I’ll be cheering you on from my cozy little cabin in the woods.

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Hot Cocoa Rolls
Hot Cocoa Rolls fresh out of the oven
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Rolls
Filling
Glaze
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Rolls
Filling
Glaze
Hot Cocoa Rolls fresh out of the oven
Instructions
Rolls
  1. Bring milk to a boil. Remove from heat as soon as it begins to boil.
  2. Pour the hot milk into a mixing bowl with the dough hook attached to the mixer.
  3. Add butter and stir until butter melts completely.
  4. Stir in hot cocoa powder and let cool.
  5. Once the mixture is luke warm, stir in the yeast and let it foam for about 10 minutes. (If you add the yeast while the mixture is hot, it will not activate!)
  6. After 10 minutes, mix the mixture with the dough hook on low speed.
  7. Add eggs, salt, and flour and continue mixing until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, adding flour if dough is too sticky.
  8. Cover the bowl and let rise for 60-90 minutes, till doubled in size.
Filling
  1. While dough is rising, stir together all filling ingredients.
  2. When dough is ready, roll out into a 16x20 rectangle.
  3. Spread filling evenly across rectangle, leaving about an inch uncovered on one of the long sides of the rectangle.
  4. Starting on the opposite end from the uncovered dough, roll the dough into a log.
  5. Slice dough into 12 equal rolls.
  6. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and place the rolls in the dish.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 F and let the rolls rise for 30 minutes.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Cool completely.
Glaze
  1. While rolls are cooling, whisk together all glaze ingredients.
  2. Once cooled, cover generously with glaze. (This makes a lot of glaze so you can be VERY generous!)
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