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Cream Cheese Coils

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place coils 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  • 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.
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  • 2124arizona
    May 8, 2017

    We love the cream cheese filling in these rolls. Sometimes I fill them with pie filling of choice and they're just as good!!!

  • cindiak
    Dec 6, 2016

    Husband loves cream cheese danish and these really hit the spot. Very good for special occasions.

  • DrDoom77
    Jan 2, 2013

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  • baking mama
    Dec 22, 2010

    Have made these numerous times, they are always so light and delicious. A friend who doesn't even like cream cheese had one and enjoyed it very much.

  • dk1351
    Jan 8, 2010

    Very tender dough. Great cream cheese flavor. I'll definitely make again.

  • LKAM
    Sep 22, 2009

    I make these when our whole family gets together for the omelets my husband makes. They're almost like a cheese Danish. Everyone loves them for these special occasions.

  • astoltenberg
    Jan 24, 2009

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