Strawberry Cream Cheese Rolls

One bite of these strawberry-studded baked gems transports you to pure breakfast bliss. They’re the ultimate indulgent weekend treat that’s shockingly easy to whip up!



1 cup milk
1 packet 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1 large egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine softened
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup fresh strawberries diced
3/4 cup strawberry jam or preserves
Cream Cheese Icing:
4 oz cream cheese softened
1/4 cup butter softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Make the dough: Warm the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds to 110°F. Add the yeast and let sit for 5 minutes to proof.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine the warmed milk/yeast mixture with the egg, sugar, butter, flour and salt. Mix until a shaggy dough forms.
Knead the dough for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Punch down the dough and roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a 12×18 inch rectangle.
Spread the strawberry jam evenly over the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border. Sprinkle the diced strawberries evenly over the jam.
Starting with a long side, tightly roll up the dough into a log. Slice into 8-10 equal pieces and place cut-side up in a greased 9×13 baking pan.
Cover and let rise for 30 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350°F.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden brown.
Make the icing by beating together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth.
Drizzle the warm rolls generously with the cream cheese icing. Best served warm!
Prep dough through step 5 the night before, cover and refrigerate unbaked rolls to let do the second rise overnight. Bring to room temp before baking.
To freeze unbaked rolls, freeze after slicing and placing in the pan (through step 6).
Cover tightly and freeze for up to 6 weeks. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then let rise at room temp for 1 hour before baking.
Reheat any leftover baked rolls briefly before serving to revive that fresh-from-the-oven taste!