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Mardi Gras Sweet Rolls

Yield 2 dozen (serving size: 1 roll)

Ingredients

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
  • 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton 50%-less-fat sour cream (such as Daisy)
  • 1/3 cup butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons yellow sugar sprinkles
  • 3 teaspoons green sugar sprinkles
  • 3 teaspoons purple sugar sprinkles

Nutrition Information

  • calories 161
  • fat 3.9 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 27.5 g
  • cholesterol 29 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 109 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • calcium 29 mg

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl, stirring well. Combine sour cream, butter, and eggs, stirring well. Add dissolved yeast and sour cream mixture to dry ingredients. Beat at medium speed of a mixer 2 minutes or until smooth. Cover tightly, and chill 8 hours.

  2. Divide dough in half; shape half of dough into 12 (2-inch) balls, smoothing out tops. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Cover and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°.

  4. Bake rolls at 350° for 12 minutes or until very lightly browned. Let cool on wire racks.

  5. Combine powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla in a bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth. Combine sugar sprinkles in a small bowl. Spread 2 teaspoons frosting on each roll. Sprinkle each roll with 3/8 teaspoon of sugar sprinkles.

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