Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

A variation on cinnamon rolls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the rolls: Preheat oven to 400
  2. In a food processor, add cottage cheese, sugar, buttermilk, 4 tablespoons melted butter and vanilla. Process until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pulse just until the dough clumps together - don't let it form a ball. Scoop the mixture onto a floured surface and knead a couple times to smooth it out.
  3. Roll the dough into a large 12" by 15" rectangle. Using a pastry brush, coat the top of the dough with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter, leaving a 1/2" border on all sides.
  4. To make the filling: In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and cinnamon - scatter over the melted butter and gently press down to adhere. Sprinkle coconut over the sugar mixture.
  5. Carefully roll up the dough, starting at the long edge, in a jelly-roll fashion. Pinch seam to seal while leaving the ends open. Using a sharp knife or a piece of unflavored dental floss, cut roll into 12 equal portions. Place the rolls into a 9" x 9" baking pan coated with nonstick spray.
  6. Bake until golden brown and firm - about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Carefully invert the rolls onto a wire rack so the tops are still right-side-up.
  7. To make the icing: In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, 3 teaspoons buttermilk and vanilla until smooth and icing has a thick, pour-able consistency. Add a touch of milk at a time until it gets to this consistency. Drizzle icing over the rolls.


Most Helpful

Enjoyed them! Quick and easy! Have had this recipe marked for awhile and almost skipped it because I didn't have time for yeast rolls. These are actually biscuits formed and flavored to be a fast and delicious cinnamon roll. Coconut was a great addition. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama June 10, 2014

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