Puff Pastry Cinna-Swirls

Cinna-Swirls by SimplyGloria.com  {made with Puff Pastry you can find in the freezer section.}

Ever had the need to want a cinnamon roll right NOW…but then you realize you don’t really have the time to start the dough?  I love making cinnamon rolls from scratch!  But, here’s a faster way to make a swirly cinnamon treat!  AND make your friends and family think that you’ve been in the kitchen all afternoon!

Pastry Cinna-Swirls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing  #cinnamon

I’m giving credit to my hubs, Justin…he came up with the name Cinna-Swirls.  Justin doesn’t really care for sweets.  But when these were pulled out of the oven– he already devoured half a dozen!  Yep, they’re that good!

Easy Pastry Cinna-Swirls by SimplyGloria.com

These Cinna-Swirls are made with puff pastry dough.  Which makes the texture really soft and flaky.  They literally melt in your mouth with a cinnamon explosion!  Making them are super easy!

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In case you’ve passed the freezer section in the store and happened to never see this…Puff Pastry is the magic of everything!

Start by wrapping the 2 rectangle pieces of frozen dough with plastic wrap.  (I put one whole piece of wrap under and then a separate piece on top.)  Leave out on counter for about 30 minutes.

Bring Puff Pastry to room temp

 After 30 minutes, unfold both pieces of dough.  Cover again and let it continue to come to room temperature for about 10 more minutes.

While you’re waiting for the dough, start making the cinnamon cream cheese filling to spread onto the dough.

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In a mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

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Stir with a spoon and set aside.

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When the dough is at room temperature, take off the top wrap.  Start with a rolling pin to flatten and spread the dough.  Don’t roll the dough too thin– just enough to spread out the thickness a bit.

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Divide the cream cheese filling in half and spread on both pieces of dough.

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Here’s some more sweet cinnamon to impose onto these swirly treats.

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Sprinkle the cinnamon chips evenly onto the filling.

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With the plastic already under the dough, start lifting and roll.

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Once you’ve rolled both pieces up, wrap with the 2 pieces of plastic wrap.  Put into the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes to set up for you to slice easily.

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Take out of freezer and unwrap.  Slice the roll with a knife about 1 and a 1/2  inches apart.

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Place onto a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper 2 inches apart.  Put into a preheated oven at 375 degrees.  And bake for 17 to 19 minutes.  Remember, every oven is different…so check at the 17 minute mark.  If not quite golden brown yet, check on them one minute at a time after that.

In the meantime, start mixing up the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing.

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In a large mixing bowl, start with only 4 ounces (half a package) of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of powdered sugar, (more!) cinnamon and vanilla.  Mix with a hand-mixer to blend.  It will be a little thick at this point…

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… Then you add a half a cup of heavy whipping cream.  You could use regular milk — but use 1/4 cup at a time of the milk.  By using the milk, the icing will be more thin compared to using the cream.

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 The heavy cream makes it very…CREAMY.

Cinna-Swirls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing by SimplyGloria.com

You could simply spread the creamy cinnamon icing on the the Cinna-Swirls.  Or you could fill a pastry bag or small baggie with the corner bottom tip, snipped with scissors.  Pipe out and drizzle onto the tops of the pastry filled cinnamon swirls.

Pastry Cinna-Swirls by SimplyGloria.com  Made with puff pastry you can find in the freezer section.  Easy!

To whip up these little swirly, cinnamon treats, it only takes a little over one hour from start to finish.  The hardest part is waiting patiently for the dough to come to room temperature!  Which isn’t that long…at least you’re not waiting for dough to rise, right?

Cinna-Swirls by SimplyGloria.com Super Easy!

Whatever you haven’t shared (or eaten), store these in an air tight container for 2 to 3 days…in the refrigerator — because of the cream cheese and heavy cream.  Pop in the microwave for a few seconds and they’ll be nice and warm to eat after being in the fridge.

Pastry Cinna-Swirls by SimplyGloria.com

Enjoy, my friends!

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Puff Pastry Cinna-Swirls
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Makes about 20 to 24 Cinna-Swirls. Store in an air tight container for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator — because of the cream cheese and heavy cream.
Ingredients
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry (has 2 pieces of dough in 1 box)
  • 1 and a half cup cinnamon baking chips
  • Filling:
  • 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions
  1. Wrap the 2 rectangle pieces of frozen dough with plastic wrap.
  2. Leave out on counter for about 30 minutes to thaw.
  3. After 30 minutes, unfold both pieces of dough.
  4. Cover again and let it continue to come to room temperature for about 10 more minutes.
  5. While waiting for dough, make the filling.
  6. Filling:
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine 8 ounce softened, cream cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  8. Stir with a spoon and set aside.
  9. When the dough is at room temperature, take off the top wrap.
  10. Start with a rolling pin to flatten and spread the dough.
  11. Divide the cream cheese filling in half and spread on both pieces of dough.
  12. Sprinkle the cinnamon chips evenly onto the filling.
  13. With the plastic already under the dough, start lifting and roll.
  14. Once both pieces are rolled up, wrap with the 2 pieces of plastic wrap.
  15. Put into the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes to set up for you to slice easily.
  16. Take out of freezer and unwrap.
  17. Slice the roll with a knife about 1 and a ½ inches apart.
  18. Place onto a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper 2 inches apart. Put into a preheated oven at 375 degrees.
  19. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes.
  20. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing:
  21. In a large bowl, mix 4 ounces (half a package) of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  22. Add a half a cup of heavy whipping cream and continue whipping until creamy.
  23. Fill a pastry bag (or small baggie with the corner bottom tip, snipped with scissors.)
  24. Pipe out and drizzle onto the tops of the pastry filled cinnamon swirls.

Notes
Recipe Source: Gloria Phillips (SimplyGloria.com)

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks, Amy! I LOVE these cinnamon chips…they’re a little dangerous to have the bag already opened and trying to have enough for the recipe! But these chips are especially delish with the cream cheese mixture! Hope you’re enjoying your Easter with the fam!

    • says

      Reba, it’s funny, because the (Hershey’s) cinnamon chips used to be just seasonal during the Christmas time a couple years ago when they first came out. But now, I’ve been seeing them in the chocolate chip/baking isle all year long. You’d have to ask your grocer to bring them in if you don’t have them in your store…they are super addicting (by the handfulls)! (=
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