Simple Cream Cheese Filled Breakfast Rolls

Yes, I am thinking ahead to Christmas morning. It is only 12 days away and I am planning our Christmas breakfast. We do things a bit differently in our house. We start off by opening stockings (which are now mostly personal care items and a bit of candy and animal crackers with an orange in the toe for family tradition) then we sit down to eat breakfast together. After breakfast we may open a present or two but then we stop and take a break. I try to plan the openings so that during each round there is something for us to do or play with during the break. It may be opening underpants and a movie. Then we will all watch the movie together. Then we may open another gift or two. It may be a family game in this round. We will play the game together. Then we usually have lunch. Afterwards we all open our next gifts – usually books so everyone can take a break, go lie down, and read some of their new book and nap. The whole day continues like this. We don’t give our kids tons of gifts or really over the top items but we make it last all day so that they take the time to appreciate what they are opening.

When the kids were little they would open their gifts and get to the end and not even remember what they opened. We would be putting their gifts away and they would say, “I forgot about that!” We decided things needed to change. That is when we decided things needed to change. Now that the kids are older we still do it this way and hope they will continue it with their kids some day. A book, a game, a movie, clothing, it is all so simple but much more meaningful.

Do you have something special you do with your family on Christmas day?

Verdict: These little rolls are so simple that we are considering switching things up by making breakfast together as part of our Christmas morning. They taste good and are super simple to make.

Serving these with a giant fruit salad would be perfect!

Ferraro Roche Cups

  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 (16 oz) can biscuits, buttermilk or plain
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, cut into 16 small cubes
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup pecans, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons + milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and pecans set aside.
  3. Pull the 8 biscuits in half to make 16 circles.
  4. Place 1 square in the center of every biscuit round, wrap dough around the cream cheese and seal tightly.
  5. Roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture, press nuts into dough firmly.
  6. Place them seam side down in a pie plate until all 16 fit snugly Pour the rest of the sugar over the top, then drizzle melted butter over all.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bread is done. Remove it from the oven and let it sit until butter absorbs into bread. Allow to cool slightly. Mix powdered sugar and milk together until thin to drizzle over rolls. Allow to sit for a minute or two before serving. Be careful, filling may be hot!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika says:

    It’s a fantastic idea of how you are planning Christmas. The day is filled meaningfully and still the suspense is kept! Very cool to make each present opening part of the “schedule”. So cool! Oh, and I love your Christmas Breakfast recipe too.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!


      1. Erika says:

        You are very welcome, Marci!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Those look amazing. You must have incredible willpower. Me….I have to taste everything. 🤣


  3. Carol anne says:

    I love what you do for the Christmas gifts, so simple, so nice too! I like the sound of these cream cheese rolls! Mmmm!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! We learned a long time ago it truly isn’t the amount of gifts they get that make the day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Carol anne says:

        A great lesson to learn 😊

        Liked by 1 person

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