Chocolate-Cherry-Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

Southern Living
To prepare individual rolls, prepare as directed; place one slice in each of 12 lightly greased 3-inch muffin cups. Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly, and remove from pan.
Makes 1 dozen


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1 (26.4-oz.) package frozen biscuits
1 (6-oz.) package dried cherries
All-purpose flour
1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prep: 10 Minutes
Stand: 55 Minutes
Bake: 40 Minutes

1. Arrange frozen biscuits, with sides touching, in 3 rows of 4 biscuits on a lightly floured surface. Let stand 30 to 45 minutes or until biscuits are thawed but still cool to the touch.

2. Pour boiling water to cover over dried cherries, and let stand 10 minutes; drain well. Chop cherries.

3. Sprinkle thawed biscuits lightly with flour. Press biscuit edges together, and pat to form a 10- x 12-inch rectangle of dough; spread evenly with softened cream cheese. Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over butter. Sprinkle chopped cherries and chocolate morsels evenly over brown sugar mixture.

4. Roll up, starting at one long end; cut into 12 (about 1-inch-thick) slices. Place rolls into a lightly greased 10-inch cast-iron skillet, 10-inch round pan, or 9-inch square pan.

5. Bake at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes or until center rolls are golden brown and done; cool slightly.

6. Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp. milk, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla; drizzle evenly over rolls.

Created date

August 2006