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Sweet Cream Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls

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Breakfast is served and it’s delicious! These fun stuffed crescents are almost like an inside out cinnamon roll with the frosting on the inside.

small plate with cream cheese stuffed crescent roll danishes for breakfast

     Crescent rolls stuffed with lightly sweetened cream cheese are a perfect treat. They are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee. The best part is they are super easy to put together.  You can be enjoying a flaky pastry in almost no time.

   I am a big fan of flaky breakfast pastries with fruit, cream cheese or custardy filling. We have a local bakery that is famous for them.

     Their danishes take hours of rising and adding layers of butter between layers of dough. They are absolutely worth every bit of time and effort.

      However I am not at a point in my life where spending that much time and effort on breakfast makes sense. And I’m not always in the mood (or dressed appropriately) to venture out into the public first thing in the morning.

      So making a rough approximation at home is the way to go. These are much less fancy, but super delicious nonetheless.

baking tray with sweet cinnamon and cream cheese stuffed crescent rolls fresh from the oven

    I would be perfectly comfortable whipping some up for overnight house guests to wake up to. They are worth sitting down and enjoying but also perfectly easy to hrab on the go!

   These come together fast and easy.  It is a nice way to have a quick, warm, sweet breakfast without it being to heavy or filling.

     It would also be a nice way to end a day if you just want something easy and sweet.  There are only a few ingredients and chances are you already have most of them.

   But if you want one, you better claim it fast.  They go quickly!

inside of sweet cream cheese stuffed crescent roll ready for breakfast

Optional stir ins:

A little cinnamon stirred into the cream cheese adds a little cinnamon roll flare. Or sprinkle the dough with cinnamon sugar before rolling it around the cream cheese for a stuffed cinnamon roll vibe.

Try adding just a bit of fruit preserves to the cream cheese. Strawberries and cream danishes anyone? Yes please!

Mini chocolate chips would be another fun add in. Holy stuffed crescent cannoli!

There are so many great eays you could adjust this recipe to make them extra fun! What are you going to try first?

Watch Little Dude and me whip up a batch of yummy cream cheese stuffed crescent rolls on YouTube so you can see just how easy it is!

Yield: 8 Crescents

Sweet Cream Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls

golden crescent rolls with sweetened cream cheese inside

Crescent rolls stuffed with lightly sweetened cream cheese are a perfect treat. They are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee. The best part is they are super easy to put together.  You can be enjoying a flaky pastry in almost no time.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tube crescent rolls*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and cinnamon if desired
  3. Put a heaping tablespoon worth of filling on the wide end of a crescent triangle
  4. Roll the dough over once, pressing around the filling to seal it in
  5. Continue to roll dough until you reach the point. Place on a cookie sheet
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes
  7. Let cool slightly then lightly dust with powdered sugar

Notes

*You can also use 1/4 batch of homemade crescent roll dough if you have some in the freezer!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Crescent rolls stuffed with lightly sweetened cream cheese are a perfect treat. They are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee. The best part is they are super easy to put together.  You can be enjoying a flaky pastry in almost no time.

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PattiAnn

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

I make something similar but use flavored cream cheese like blueberry. And I just lay out the crescent dough, spread the cream cheese over all, roll up the dough cinnamon roll style,cut & bake. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Amy (Savory Moments)

Thursday 4th of June 2020

These would be gobbled up so quickly in our house!! They look delicious!

Carlee

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Thank you! They don't last long at our house either.

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

These look so yummy and little dude it’s going to be the best chef! And he is learning from the best! Just subscribed to your YouTube channel, so precious, I love how he said “I went to bed at 10:40!”

Carlee

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Ha! He's big stuff, isn't he? Thank you so much!

Anonymous

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

These sound great. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! [email protected] in Pyjamas

Unknown

Monday 23rd of February 2015

Oh my. These look so good! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

Carlee

Monday 23rd of February 2015

And easy! That's a dangerous combination around here!

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