Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mini Cinnamon Treats

An old family favorite, these have been on my mind a lot lately.  Needing to share with a friend, I thought I'd post this here for everyone to enjoy.  Sorry, no pics available, but truly, these are fantastic little tidbits!  Try them....you'll like them!

(Messy to make, but Great to eat!!)
1 pkg. Cream Cheese, softened
½ c. sugar  
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 egg  
2 sticks margarine, melted
1 ½ c. sugar  
2 tablespoons Cinnamon
16 to 20 slices of white bread, crusts removed 
Foil, torn into approximately 6 12” sheets 
In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, ½ c. sugar, vanilla & egg until smooth.  Spread mixture evenly on each bread slice, then roll up like a jelly roll.  Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.  Dip each roll into melted margarine (just to coat, do not soak).  Coat each roll in the sugar mixture.  Place 3 to 4 on a sheet of foil and roll up tightly.  Freeze overnight.
To bake, heat oven to 375˚.  Remove rolls from freezer and slice each one into 4 to 5 pinwheel slices.  Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake 12 minutes.  Turn each roll & bake approximately 7 more minutes until lightly browned.  Best hot and fresh from the oven, but good anytime.