Cinnamon-Pecan Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze


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Happy Wednesday!

I’m sharing a little comfort food today, perfect for your morning coffee. . .

Cinnamon-Pecan Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze!

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This sweet repeat and recipe is deep in the archives and part of a book review

with The Novel Bakers from 2015. It’s definitely worth a re-view and the calories!

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The recipe calls for using a 16-oz. package of Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix.

This hot roll mix is hard to find these days like a lot of things during the pandemic.

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 If you can’t find hot roll mix, you can make these cinnamon rolls using a 1 pound loaf

of frozen bread dough such as Bridgford Ready-Dough or Rhodes;

just plan ahead to allow your dough to thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

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Once your dough is mixed or thawed, it’s just a matter of rolling out it out and

 then slathering it with butter, brown sugar/cinnamon and toasted pecans.

Roll your dough, cut your rolls and allow them to rise until double in size before baking them off.

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Cinnamon-Pecan Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze


1 (16-oz.) package  *Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix or 1 pound loaf frozen bread dough, thawed

(*to add to hot roll mix you’ll need 1 cup hot water, 1 egg, 2 T butter)

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze, recipe to follow

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Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

Prepare hot roll dough as directed on back of package; let dough stand 5 minutes Alternatively, use a thawed 1 pound frozen bread loaf .

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Roll dough into a 15- x 10-inch rectangle; spread with softened butter.

Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter.

Sprinkle pecans over brown sugar mixture. Roll up tightly, starting at one long end; cut into 12 slices.

Place rolls, cut sides down, in a lightly greased 12-inch cast-iron skillet or 13- x 9-inch pan.

Cover loosely with plastic wrap and a cloth towel; let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts,

30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

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Preheat oven to 375°. Uncover rolls, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until center rolls are golden brown and done.

Let cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.

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Cream Cheese Glaze

1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk

Beat first 2 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in vanilla and 1 Tbsp. milk. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. at a time, stirring until icing is smooth and creamy. Spread or drizzle over warm rolls.

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Serve rolls with additional cream cheese glaze if desired.

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  17 comments for “Cinnamon-Pecan Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze

  1. Jane
    August 19, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Looks delicious!
    Will definitely have to make some….
    Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your Wednesday!

  2. Rita C.
    August 19, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Decadent! I’ve been using Rhodes ready made warm yeast rolls this year for dinners, but accidentally ordered the frozen dough a couple weeks ago on my clicklist. I think I have a solution for those now, besides just dinner rolls. ;)

  3. August 19, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Cinnamon rolls for breakfast would be a special treat. They look delicious, Mary! I am afraid I couldn’t eat just one. Happy Wednesday!

  4. Babs Yeida
    August 19, 2020 at 8:15 am

    We will be making these today. Delightful. May you have a wonderful day…

  5. August 19, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Now you just made my life easier! I can make this… but they won’t last long. Happy Wednesday Mary!

    I’m trying hard to catch up with your posts. It’s been a wee bit hectic these past few weeks but a nice calm morning awaits me. Off to your last post.

    Happy week to you!

  6. August 19, 2020 at 9:06 am

    I remember the Novel Bakers, Mary. I always enjoyed those posts. I can never resist a warm cinnamon roll, Mary! Your look so easy and incredibly delicious.

  7. Barb Boline
    August 19, 2020 at 9:07 am

    This is going on my breakfast menu for when the kids come home for the weekend. Less work for me is a win! Plus they look amazing.

  8. August 19, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Love the good ole days, you are so to right, its super hard to find so many things these days, especially in the baking department! Looks delish, god knows we all could use some comfort food, sadly I think I could just drink that glaze 😋

  9. Lisa T
    August 19, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Yum 😋 thx for sharing this recipe! It’s on my weekend breakfast menu ! Enjoy the summer days !

  10. Ann Rue
    August 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    They look so good, so printed off the receipe and will sure make them and will think of you when I am eating them.

  11. August 19, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I can only imagine how much tastier these are than the kind in a can, my mouth is watering! Do you do mail orders 😂 I know the boys would love these, I’m pinning to try, thanks Mary!

  12. Patricia Jones
    August 19, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    My mom used to make these years ago but I have never tried them. Had just forgotten about them I guess. They were always wonderful. Thanks for the reminder

  13. Ellen
    August 19, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Mary! I can’t loose the lock down pounds making these!!! But, I’ll probably make them anyway…they look sooooo good! I didn’t know about the frozen bread dough…I was happy to hear about it!!! Thank you…and thanks for the recipe…I think!!!

  14. August 19, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Such a wonderful breakfast treat. They would be great with my cup of coffee. Have a good evening.

  15. Cyndi Raines
    August 19, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Looks so good! Pinning! I can smell the cinnamon, YUM! 😋

  16. August 20, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Yum, I’m sharing this one with Shanley. Just in time for back to school, too. The public school children are starting back today in our neighborhood.

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