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Macaroon-Cinnamon Roll Braid

Macaroon-Cinnamon Roll Braid
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 10
Unroll cinnamon rolls and bake them wrapped around a sweet cream cheese filling. Brunch?
Updated April 27, 2021
Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Barbara Lento
Houston, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Watkins™ Coconut Extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 can (17.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing (5 Count)
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line large cookie sheet with Reynolds® Parchment Paper. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, coconut, sugar, coconut extract and egg yolk with electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until well blended.
  • 2
    Separate dough into 5 rolls; reserve icing. Unroll each roll into a 20-inch strip, stretching if necessary; cut each strip in half. Place strips cinnamon side up, with sides touching, on cookie sheet to form 10-inch square.
  • 3
    Spoon cream cheese mixture crosswise down center of square in 3-inch wide strip. Fold ends of cinnamon roll strips over filling, pulling gently to overlap slightly in center; press gently. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 4
    Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until top is deep golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl; microwave icing uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle icing over warm braid. Serve warm or cool.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
22%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
19g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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