Cream Cheese Cinnamon Crescents

"These are so yummy. Would be perfect for breakfast or brunch or anytime! I just made a batch late this evening. A parent brought these in for a teacher's luncheon and everyone loved them."
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  • Roll out one can of crescent rolls in bottom of 9x13 pan.
  • I sprayed pan with cooking spray.
  • Cream together: 2 8oz. cream cheese.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Spread this mixture over crescent rolls.
  • Lay second tube of crescent rolls over mixture.
  • Melt 1/2 cup butter, mix in 3/4 cup sugar,
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and pour over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. I used brown sugar and cinnamon cream cheese instead of using regular cream cheese and ding stuff to it. I also added brown sugar and cinnamon to the top after I spread melted butter over the top.
  2. Any good bakers out there that can tell me how to sub the pre-made roll dough for my own so I can make a lower carb version with almond or chick pea flour? like biscuit dough or pie crust or what kind of fresh made sub could work?
  3. Is this best served hot or cold?
  4. Hi. I'm trying to figure out this recipe. It says cream together. Does that mean get all the ingredients that says after cream together to mix it then pour?


  1. This was yummy! I served this for brunch with my son's playgroup, and everyone loved it! Even my husband couldn't resist grabbing a piece on his way to work. I did make a few changes: I only used 1 package of cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar in the filling, spread some strawberry jam on top of the cream cheese, and added some fresh strawberries (since they're in season right now). I also cut down on the sugar for the topping, using only 1/4 cup, with 1/4 cup butter. I did find that the top layer felt too soft after baking for 35 minutes, so I left it in for another 10 minutes, and it came out perfect! Thanks for this super easy recipe!
  2. We're having our annual office 'goodie day' today and I wanted something not so sweet to go along with the cookies and candies. Made these omitting the sugar and cinnamon. Subbed a finely chopped jalapeno, two green onions, 3/4 t cumin 1/2 t cayenne and 1/2 t garlic salt in the cream cheese. Used about 1/4 c of melted margarine over the top. I cut a small corner to taste and I think these will be a hit. Already planning on making them for Christmas Eve. Thanks for a great and versatile recipe!!!
  3. This recipe is fantastic! A huge hit with everyone! My girlfriends and I always gather the opening weekend of deer season and make a big chili dinner for the guys. While we are waiting for the guys to return we always bake cookies and desserts and have a good time. We made this recipe (doubled) as is and then made a second batch (also doubled) and added chocolate chips. I had three pieces left on the plate when we were cleaning up. There are so many options, we even talked about doing it southwestern style omitting the cinn/sugar and adding salsa or jalapenos. The options are endless! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!
  4. Definite crowd pleaser!! Make sure you cut the sugar WAY down though.
  5. Wow, sooooo good! I've made this twice now, and it's been amazing both times. I usually make a half-batch in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan. I use reduced fat cream cheese and reduced fat crescent rolls, but other than that I leave this recipe alone since it's perfect as written here! It's fantastic fresh out of the oven.... but our favorite way to eat it is after it's been in the fridge for a few hours! So good! Thanks for sharing!


  1. Only half a cup of sugar for the filling, add blueberries! For the topping cut the recipe in half and brush it on. Too much will make it soggy!
  2. tweaks for me were; I used orange extract, added a big "dose" of cinnamon because I love cinnamon And I added less sugar over all but used brown sugar with the cinnamon on top.
  3. Add thawed split frozen cherries to the middle. Yum.
  4. Delish! Love how easy this is to put together. I'm sure the recipe would taste fabulous as written, but since we are trying to always cut down on sugar and fat, I only used one brick of cream cheese and half cup of sugar for the filling and on top I sprayed cooking oil spray and sprinkled sugar and cinnamom instead of melting the butter and using all the sugar from the recipe. It was perfect for us. thank you for the recipe!
  5. I made this for a Christmas brunch and it turned out great despite the mishaps. I went to adde the cinnamon to the cream cheese and after shaking 3-4 times discovered I had sprinkled chili powder instead of cinnamon. So I scraped most of it off and then sprinkled in the cinnamon, but the top came off and the whole bottle of cinnamon went in. Well, I managed to get alot of it out but the cream cheese ended up being quite brown. I didn't tell anybody anything and they all loved it so then I told them what happened. Thanks for a recipe that turned out so well, even though there was so much cinnamon and a little chile powder! :)


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