Orange cream cheese rolls (+ free printable!)

 
Orange cream cheese rolls
 

One moment you're scrolling through your Pinterest feed and something flashes across the bottom. Is that...something pink? and shaped like a heart? and a baked good?

Oh shit, it's almost Valentine's Day. First it's that one post, but all of the sudden your feed is love mania.

I don't mind Valentine's Day. It usually makes me really painfully aware of how single I am, but hey, it's also an excuse to eat a heart-shaped baked good.

And personally, I would really like it if either I or someone else baked me a batch of orange cream cheese rolls in the shape of a heart. Doesn't really matter who.

These orange cream cheese rolls are irresistibly creamy, dare I say like an orange creamsicle in dough form. They're also really easy, thanks to the magic of Pillsbury Crescents.

You can bake these in a ring or in a pan together, but for Valentine's Day I think a heart-shaped wreath is more appropriate.

Ooh, and the flowers in the shots are from ProFlowers! They have a really awesome collection for Valentine's Day and I would highly recommend the azalea plant I got. The plant arrives with a few buds fully open, and only gets better with time. Plus! Unlike cut flowers, this plant will last past the holidays.  

And since it's Valentine's Day, what goes better with flowers and orange cream cheese rolls than a handwritten card? I created a simple, heart-patterned design that you can use/customize for anyone you'd like to give it to. Download the card and find the full recipe for the rolls below!

Orange cream cheese rolls

For rolls:

  • 1 package of crescent rolls
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

For glaze:

  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Start by rolling out the crescent roll dough in one giant sheet. Using your fingers seal up the perforated spaces between the individual rolls.

To make the filling, combine the cream cheese, brown sugar, orange juice and orange peel. Spread this mixture all over the crescent roll dough.

Roll the dough into a long log. Slice up the roll into equal, 1-inch slices. Arrange each individual roll on a large baking sheet in a heart shape.

Bake the rolls in the oven for 13 minutes or until golden brown.

While the rolls are baking, mix up the glaze by combining the confectioner’s sugar, orange juice and orange zest. 

Once the rolls are removed from the oven, drizzle the orange glaze over all of the rolls. Enjoy warm.