Save on Pinterest

Cream Cheese Coils

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.


1-1/2 dozen

These are my absolute favorite sweet rolls! They never last long around my family. They're easy to make but look like you spent a lot of time on them.—Susan Peck, Republic, Missouri
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.


  • 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons water


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Add egg and 1/2 cup flour; beat on high 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 18 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball; roll each into a 15-in. rope. Holding one end of rope, loosely wrap dough around, forming a coil. Tuck end under; pinch to seal.
  3. Place coils 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla and remaining sugar until smooth. Using the back of a spoon, make a 1-in.-wide indentation in the center of each coil; spoon a rounded tablespoon of cream cheese mixture into each indentation.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  6. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled rolls. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 257 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Recommended Video