Holy lord. My mom emailed me this recipe last week, so I made it for the kids this weekend while The Dad was gone. Did I mention holy lord? Wow. They were really good hot out of the oven, but they didn't suck even a little bit the next day at room temp. I should rename them, White Girl Churros. 'Cause they're crispy. And taste fried. And have cinnamon and sugar smothered all over the outside of them. Sold yet? How's about some cream cheese frosting in the middle? Yeah, they're good. In fact, hang on a sec.....
...okay, I'm back. I decided I should be eating one while I write this post. As a service to you. And FYI, the one I'm chewing as my fingers type is straight outta the fridge and it still doesn't suck.
Go here for the recipe: Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
Here they are coming together at my house:
Cream cheese and powdered sugar, aka, frosting.
Cinnamon and sugar.
White bread with the crust cut off and flattened with a rolling pin.
Yep, white bread.
Sweetened cream cheese spread on said bread.
Rolled up and drowned in melted butter, then rolled in the cinnamon-sugar mix.
Baked until they're crispy and browned.
See all that crystallized butter and sugar around the outsides of all of them?
Yeah, you're gonna wanna eat that.
Did anyone notice the little face in the last picture?
These got more votes than the day before, Apple German Pancake, breakfast from the little people, but really, who can blame them?
Before I go, as an FYI, the recipe calls for a 16oz loaf of bread.
Mine was 20-something ounces and I needed it all for the amount of cream cheese, and I still have some left over.
So either cut the cream cheese amount in half or plan on using more bread.
I also had cinnamon-sugar left over, but we use it for toast, so that didn't bother me.
You could cut it in half if you don't think you'll use the leftovers.
I'm off to eat another one.....
For those of you having trouble accessing the original recipe site, here ya go:
1 loaf (16 ounces) thinly sliced white bread, crusts removed
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, melted
Flatten bread with a rolling-pin. In a bowl, combine cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar. In another bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Spread about 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Roll up, jelly roll style. Dip in melted butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 16 roll-ups.