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Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

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Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

These wonderfully easy, Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just because… they make a sweet dessert, served with some berries.

Happy Valentine’s my sweet friends, family and dear readers!
Who wants some Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls?

Let me first start by saying while I am a sappy girl at times, interestingly enough, Valentine’s Day is not one of those days. Rather, Valentine’s Day at our house, is a celebration of our love for each other. I have raised my five teenagers to understand that they don’t need someone  in their life, to celebrate love. We love our families, we love our friends.

We should take a day to celebrate that rather than focusing on only one person.

Married couples and even dating couples have an anniversary they can celebrate.

Leave Valentine’s Day for celebrating love as a whole, not celebrating our love for only one person.

Call me cynical, but that has always bothered me.

So today my family celebrates with these wonderful “pastries” – they are Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls and they are amazing.  We enjoyed them for breakfast with some delicious berries and cream and I feel like I had quite the decadent treat.

With that said, let me also explain that you do not have to make the icing for these. You can simple enjoy them as is, without the sweet coating on the top. They are wonderful and a favorite “dinner roll” addition to our meals. (sweet or regular, doesn’t really matter.

They also have a secret ingredient. You’ll be surprised… and you certainly don’t taste it. At all.

Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

These wonderfully easy, sweet crescent rolls are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just because... they make a sweet dessert, served with some berries.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter, room temp, softened
  • 1 ½ cups of cottage cheese, use the 4% kind - I have not tested it with light/low fat
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt

For the Icing:

  • 1 ¾ cups of powdered sugar, confectioners'
  • 3 Tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla, or any other flavoring you'd like to use

Instructions

  1. You will not be preheating your oven just yet. After all, we are making "dough".
  2. Using your stand mixer (or a large bowl and a whisk) beat the butter and the cottage cheese until it is completely blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and the salt.Add it a little at a time to the butter/cottage cheese mixture. Blend everything together well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate your dough for *at least* 4 hours.

Anytime after 4 hours:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly flour your surface and knead the dough until you can cut it into three equal parts.
  3. Roll each mound of dough into a ball, and then using a rolling pin, roll each of the individual dough balls out into a 12" circles (it's easier to do this one at a time). Using a knife or pizza cutter, divide each circle into 12 slices ... like a pizza.
  4. Starting at the widest edge of each "slice", roll the wedges from wide to the pointed end. Place the pointed end down on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven.

For the icing:

  1. While the rolls are still hot, move them to a wire rack.
  2. Melt 3 Tablespoons of butter in a pan on the stovetop over low heat.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and the milk and immediately remove from heat.
  4. Slowly add the powdered sugar, a little at a time until fully incorporated. It should be kind of thick.
  5. Spread the icing over the warm rolls.
  6. Cool and enjoy.

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Homemade Sweet Crescent Rolls

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Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba)

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

No leavening? They look so light!

Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Sunday 17th of February 2013

I am in love...with these crescent rolls! Boy do they look perfect. That gorgeous sugary glaze is making me want to lick my computer screen!

Victoria Sophie

Saturday 16th of February 2013

Wow! Sounds great, love the cottage cheese substitute!

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

Thursday 14th of February 2013

Whoa! What an interesting recipe - I am totally going to have to try these sometime! And I love that they can be savory or sweet with the icing. Perfect!

Family Foodie

Thursday 14th of February 2013

What a fun surprise! I can't wait to try these yummy treats! I love cottage cheese.

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