Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls
Ah, the memories come rushing back as I think about those golden-brown, glistening Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls. I can still recall the delicious taste, the right amount of crunch, and how they were such a cherished part of my childhood. And now, as I stumbled upon this beloved recipe on Cooktop Cove, I can’t contain my excitement to share it with all of you.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make these scrumptious rolls, and they are sure to become a hit with your family and friends. Without further ado, here’s how you can make your very own Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls.
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg, beaten (for the egg wash)
In a mixing bowl, start by beating together the softened cream cheese and butter until they become wonderfully creamy and smooth. It’s the heart of these rolls and makes them simply irresistible.
Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the cream cheese and butter mixture. Keep mixing until a soft, delectable dough forms. This dough will be the canvas for the delightful filling we’re about to create.
On a floured surface, gently roll the dough out until it’s a beautiful rectangle, approximately 1/4-inch thick. This is where the transformation begins as you’re about to add the pecan-sugar mixture that will elevate these rolls to a whole new level.
In a separate bowl, gather your chopped pecans, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and a touch of salt. This mixture is the secret to the rolls’ mouthwatering filling. Evenly spread this pecan-sugar goodness over the rolled-out dough, making sure it’s distributed beautifully.
Starting from one of the longer edges, gently roll the dough into a tight and enticing log. This is where you see the transformation taking place. The anticipation of what’s to come is just as delicious as the rolls themselves.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This step is essential to ensure that your rolls bake to perfection without sticking to the pan. No one wants to lose any of that amazing filling!
With a sharp knife, cut the log into 1-inch thick slices. As you do this, you’ll see the layers of cream cheese, pecans, and sugar, promising a delightful explosion of flavors. Place these slices on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring they have enough room to expand and become golden delights.
To give your rolls that enticing shine and an extra layer of flavor, brush the tops with the beaten egg. This step not only enhances their appearance but also adds a touch of richness to the final result.
Pop your baking sheet into the preheated oven and let the magic happen. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the rolls turn a tempting golden brown, and the filling becomes delightfully bubbly. This step is like watching your childhood memories come to life in the form of these scrumptious rolls.
Once your rolls are out of the oven, allow them to cool slightly. This moment of patience can be quite challenging, as the aroma of warm, baked goodness fills the air. But it’s worth it. Then, it’s time to savor these delectable Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls.
These Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls aren’t just a recipe; they’re a cherished memory from my childhood, and I’m thrilled to share them with you. The combination of creamy, sweet, and nutty flavors is nothing short of heavenly, and the texture is simply perfect. Each bite is a reminiscent journey back to the good old days, and I hope they’ll become a beloved part of your family’s traditions as well.