These Lemon Cream Cheese Rolls are a sweet treat for breakfast! Tender dough filled with tangy lemon cream cheese filling and topped with a lemon glaze.
Lemon Sweet Rolls Recipe
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- 1 package (2 ¼ tsp ) active dry yeast
- ¼ cup warm water
- 2 TBSP white vinegar
- 2 cups + 2 TBSP milk, room temperature
- ⅔ cup cold shortening
- 3 TBSP sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 5 cups flour
- 2 TBSP butter, melted (for after baking)
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 stick salted butter, melted
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- ¼ cup milk
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the warm water and yeast and let it sit for 10 minutes, until it was foamy.
- In a measuring cup add the white vinegar and then fill to the 2 cup line with milk.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
- Cut in the shortening until it resembles small peas.
- Stir the yeast mixture and the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Transfer the dough to a bowl lightly sprayed with cooking oil. Cover and let rise 2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl cream the softened cream cheese until creamy.
- Mix in the zest, juice, sugar, and egg until well combined. Set aside.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to a large rectangle about ⅛" thick.
- Spread the melted butter over the surface of the dough and dollop the cream cheese mixture on top, spreading it evenly out.
- Gently roll the dough up into a log and cut into equal sized rolls (about 2") Place the rolls in the pan.
- Cover the rolls and let them rest in the fridge overnight.
- When you are ready to bake, let the rolls come to room temperature while you preheat the oven to 400F.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly baked (do not under bake or they will be doughy in the center).
- Brush with 2 TBSP melted butter and them return to the oven for 1 minute.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle on the top of the rolls.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g
(recipe from Willow Bird Baking)