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Cinnamon sugar cream cheese pinwheels

December 23, 2018

You know what you should make for Christmas morning… these delicious cinnamon sugar cream cheese pinwheels. I promise they are super easy to make and such a fun little sweet and savory treat! They would also be a great addition to your dessert table or you can just bake them up and not share haha 😉 I doubt they will last long regardless of how you serve them up, makes 16 pinwheels at 3 smart points each.

Cinnamon sugar cream cheese pinwheels
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 16
3SP blue, green & purple/2PP
  • 1 package reduced fat Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 4 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup icing sugar (confectionary sugar) about 35g
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp butter, melted
  1. Roll out your crescent dough and divide into 2 pieces, each piece is 4 crescent rolls, pinch together any open seems.
  2. In a bowl mix together your softened cream cheese and icing sugar till well blended. Divide over your 2 pieces of dough and spread out evenly.
  3. In a small bowl mix 1 tsp of sugar with 1 tsp of cinnamon, sprinkle over your cream cheese.
  4. Roll up the dough, then using a pastry brush cover each roll with your melted butter.
  5. Mix together 2 Tbsp sugar with 2 tsp cinnamon, spread out on a flat surface and roll your dough making sure you cover completely with the cinnamon sugar.
  6. Place rolled dough in the freezer to harden up, this will help when you cut them, I left mine for 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F
  8. Cut each roll into 8 pieces, the best way to have equal pinwheels is to cut the roll in half, then those two halves in half then repeat again.
  9. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (and lightly sprayed) and bake for 14 minutes.
  10. Serve warm, makes 16 pinwheels.
Freestyle SP- (blue, green & purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info .. Calories 76... Fat 3.3g...Sat fat 1.6g...Carbs 10.8g...Fiber 0g...Sugar 5.8g... Protein 1.5g using My Fitness Pal


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    Reply Nicci January 27, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    These are so good!! Hard to stop at one or even two… 🙂

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 5, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Carrie Keeley February 5, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Made this recipe for my church group last night and they could not stop raving about it. Went home with an empty pan. Thank you for making something so delicious and easy.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 5, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      Yay, that’s awesome, so glad everyone enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Gabi May 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Where can you buy the reduced fat crescent rolls? They look delicious!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 31, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      I buy them at any grocery store here in Ontario

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    Reply Catherine Hoile October 7, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Sooooooo delicious! and sooooo easy!! Thanks for sharing. This will be on my holiday dessert table. (If we ever get to sit down together again) I know! maybe I will celebrate the end of 2020 and have these on NYE!!!! Thanks for all that you do for us. Stay safe and stay healthy!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 13, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Catherine, so glad you enjoyed the pinwheels 🙂 I really hope we can have a somewhat normal Christmas ..fingers crossed!

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