With Mother's Day just around the corner, what better way to make mom's day than to have a batch of these ooey-gooey, sticky, sweet, decadent Mascarpone-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls and a big glass of milk and/or coffee ready for her?!? These have become a super favorite in our house ever since my own mom discovered the Pillsbury "Mascarpone-Filled Cranberry-Walnut Rolls" recipe around Christmas time. Now she makes it her own way with a variety of fillings and toppings. Feel free to experiment yourself. Try ricotta, cream cheese, or goat cheese, use any dried fruits, jams, honey, maple syrup, add mixed nut, walnuts, pistachios. As long as there's butter, biscuit, sugar, and love, they are sure to delight!
1/4 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup white or brown sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
can (12 oz) biscuit mix (or make your own if you're feeling extra brave)
cup mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter or margerine
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
Step 1: Heat oven to 350, grease a round pan or 8x8 square pan. Mix any nuts and/or fruit you are using in a small bowl. Lay out two shallow bowls or plates, one with melted butter and one with cinnamon/sugar.
Step 2: Put a glob of mascarpone in the center of one biscuit round (about 1 tbsp) and pinch the sides up around it. Roll into a ball, making sure cheese is completely covered. You could add the nuts and fruit in the middle here, or reserve to sprinkle them on top.
Step 3: Roll each ball in the melted butter, then in the cinnamon and sugar. Place seam-side down in the greased pan. Once all biscuits are stuffed, spread remaining melted butter and sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon and sugar.
Step 4: Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes, until biscuits are nice and brown. Mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk until a thin glaze forms. Drizzle over the warm rolls.
These things are simply incredible, warm and chewy, sweet and cinnamony. That's my sexy "Time for Science" shirt in the background, drowning the rolls in icing!
Who wouldn't want to wake up to these!?! Make them any time really. Every day? Maybe if you're also a marathon runner...
What will you do for your mom on Mother's Day?
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