Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

It’s COLD!!!  Here in the deep south that means lows in the 20’s and highs in the 40’s. 

That should make me excited about Christmas, but it doesn’t.  I want warm hot summer temps in the 90’s.  I want to only worry about wearing shorts and t-shirts and flip flops.  If Alabama got real snow, maybe I could like winter a little bit.  But we don’t; we only get to freeze to death and wait for Spring to come.

This is one of those easy-to-throw-together things that you can make with things usually kept on hand.  I had these ready for my kids in 30 mintues today when they got home from school with nice warm mugs of hot cocoa. 

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

1 can of crescent dough (the big fat ones, not the small ones)




1/2 box confectioner’s sugar

3 tbsp milk, (you may need a little more)

1/2 block cream cheese, softened

Heat oven to 350.  On a cookie sheet, seperate the perforated dough.  Preparing one crescent at  a time, spread butter over the top, then sprinkle cinnamon and sugar. 




Roll into a crescent shape.  Repeat with the remaining dough.  Bake for about 10 minutes, or until slightly golden brown on the top.

While the rolls are baking, mix the cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar together until combined.  Add milk and mix a minute or two more.  You should have an icing that’s formed, but not too thick. 

Pour the icing over the cinnamon rolls and let sit for about 5 minutes.




Stay Warm!

~Dixie Chik~


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Mama Kelly aka Jia

    These look so quick, easy, and delicious. And I happen to have a can of crescent rolls in the ‘fridge. I might just have to whip these up for the girls this week.

  2. Jennifer @ Jane Deere

    YUM! What a great, easy breakfast treat! Thanks!

  3. Luna's Recipes

    Cinnamon is one of my all time favorite spice and I love it in all kinds of pastry. So you can imagen that i love this 🙂

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