Saturday, August 24, 2013

(No-Yeast) Cream Cheese, Cinnamon & Sugar Pinwheels

I'm not a breakfast type person, however there are times that I like something little on my stomach, but it can't be too sweet!  These cream cheese, cinnamon and sugar pinwheels worked out perfectly.  The dough requires no yeast so it's simple to make and can be assembled in very little time.  It also has cream cheese in it which makes it moist.  I sprinkled on some cinnamon and drizzled on a little bit of cream cheese icing (because I love it) and I must say they were perfect with a cup of tea!

Ingredients are as follows:

2 C flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
3 ounces cream cheese, cold & cut into pieces
4 Tbsp. butter, cold & cut into pieces
1/2 C milk
1 tsp. vanilla


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 C powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream


Please note:  I made 6 large ones shown here, however the next time I made 12 smaller ones and I think those are a little easier to eat because you can just pop them into your mouth!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a cookie sheet and set aside.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.  Add the cream cheese and butter.

Mix until crumbly.

Add the milk and vanilla; mix until the dough comes together.

Place on a floured surface and knead for a few minutes.

Roll dough into a log and then cut into 8 pieces.

Take one of those pieces and cut in half; roll each of those into six inch pieces.

Twirl the two pieces together.

Roll those into a pinwheel.

Place onto the greased cookie sheet.

Sprinkle on desired amount of cinnamon.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.  Allow to cool.

Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream.

Drizzle onto the pinwheels.

Take a bite and enjoy!


  1. Hi! I'll take two please...! Theses look fabulous, can't wait to make some!

  2. These looks great! I have a hard time with recipes using yeast, so I love this idea for a yeast-less, sweet breakfast item! Sara

  3. Oh my goodness, Lisa....cream cheese and cinnamon! What could be better? Love this recipe!


  4. Tea makes everything seem better. Can't wait to try these. So glad you didn't use pop can of dough for these.

  5. I am the same way, don;t like it too sweet in the morning. These look amazing. I'd love for you to link up to Wake Up Wednesdays ~ happening now:)


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