Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Roll Bites

Take a break from regular bread with these cinnamon flavored sweet rolls that are topped with a cheesy frosting.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Rolls

1/3
cup half-and-half
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
package quick active dry yeast
2
to 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1
egg, beaten

Filling

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Frosting

2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
oz cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat half-and-half, water, butter, granulated sugar and salt over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Cool until warm (110°F to 115°F). Sprinkle yeast on warm butter mixture; stir to dissolve. Stir in flour and egg until dough forms.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, knead dough 5 to 8 minutes or until smooth. Grease large bowl with shortening or spray with cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in warm place 40 to 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  • 4 On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 16x12-inch rectangle, 1/4 inch thick. Brush 2 tablespoons melted butter over rectangle. Sprinkle with brown sugar-cinnamon mixture. Roll up rectangle, beginning at 16-inch side; pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Cut into 24 slices. Place slices in pan. Cover and let rise in warm place 40 to 45 minutes or until dough has almost doubled in size.
  • 5 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake 17 to 27 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat all frosting ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Spread over warm rolls.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    21g
    21%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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