Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

My friend Ann told me that she made this recipe with great success. I had Cinnamon Rolls on my summer list and with Father's Day I wanted to make these for my sweet. He has a love for Cinnabon and he has been denying himself after reading how many calories each roll has! I don't think these are calorie free but maybe a bit better for you since they're homemade. They did get a "Very Good" rating from him, so I think we'll make these again :)

I have a slight fear of yeast so I was pretty nervous about making the dough. The dough part was still pretty tricky, especially rolling up it up "tightly" but I did the best that I could. I figured even if they were a loose roll, the taste would be unaffected.

Cream cheese is layered into the dough, adding a little something something to the flaky roll. Mmmmmm. My guy loves his cream cheese so I'm glad this recipe included that too!

Before the rolls were refrigerated and they were allowed to "rise"-

I refrigerated the rolls overnight and pulled them out about 45 minutes before I expected my husband to get up from his slumber. He had great timing- they were cooling slightly as he came downstairs and I had the SW pancakes almost ready too!

The rolls before baking-


I took it easy on the icing and I'm glad. I love when rolls are bread-like but also a little gooey.

I hope my husband doesn't object if I make these again! These would be great for overnight guests.


Anonymous said...

I was just whipping up the red velvet cream cheese frosting, when I thought that the frosting from the cake would be SOOOOO delicious on top of these cinnamon rolls. In fact, I think that the frosting would be more like Cinnabon. I'm going to give it a try the next time I make these rolls. --Ann

Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker said...

Your cinnamon rolls look fabulous! So glad you all enjoyed them!