Doesn’t February just feel great! It’s kind of like a breath of fresh air. Here in Utah we start to think…maybe, just maybe the snow is going to be done soon, the blue skies are going to return and we may even be able to unleash our young children out into nature to play a bit. We know in our heart of hearts that it’s still going to be a while….but for some reason when the calendar turns to February things just seem better.
Here is my sweet recipe using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.
My son Mark (who has recently turned into “I’m a teenager now, I am very wise….and every one else suddenly got a LOT dummer”) gave me a little advice when I was creating this recipe.
“You know Mom” he said, “Cream cheese should not be put into desserts.”
I chortled to myself. Chuckled a good one really….and then told him “No problem, dear. I wouldn’t want you to pain yourself by eating any of these. Heaven knows I’m sure they will be just dreadful…you being so wise and all. You know, with all of your cooking experience, I’m sure you’re right. How could any one put cream cheese in a dessert?”
He ate 5 of them in one sitting…….it is such a joy to live with a boy who knows EVERYTHING. What a treasure!
Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Yield: 15 Rolls
2 packages Crescent Rolls
1 block cream cheese
1/2 C sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t lemon juice
1 t red food coloring
1 T melted butter
cinnamon and sugar
1. Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, egg, lemon juice, dash of salt and red food coloring in your stand mixer, or in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix for about 2 minutes. You want everything to be well incorporated.
2. Open up both packages of Crescent Rolls. Spray your counter with cooking spray, and unroll the rolls onto it. Press the seams together, so there are no cracks.
3. Spread the pink filling evenly over the rolls.
4. Roll each long end up towards the middle.
5. Spray a large knife with cooking spray and cut the big roll into 15 equal slices.
6. Place each roll onto a sprayed cookie sheet. Form the slices into heart shapes. Don’t get discouraged if they are a little messy, they don’t need to all be alike, just shape them the best you can, they will be fine.
7. Brush melted butter on the tops and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar over each one.
8. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. You can serve these warm, or let them cool. What ever you choose!
If you would like to see a fabulous recipe for heart shaped dinner rolls, check out my friend Fieda’s blog….
Lovin from the Oven. She has all kinds of great bread ideas!