Cream Cheese Blitz Roll Ups

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups is a tasty make-ahead sweet breakfast or brunch recipe. This easy treat tastes much like cinnamon rolls without the wait time of having the yeast dough rise. Cheese Blitz is sometimes called Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rollups because of the sweet creamy filling that’s rolled between layers of crust with a light dusting of a cinnamon-sugar coating.

Cheese blitz dessert rollups

Cheese Blitz Roll Ups

A cream cheese and sugar mixture fills flattened out sandwich bread. Next, the bread and cheese is dipped in butter and bathed in cinnamon and sugar. At this point, the rolls can be frozen and baked whenever you need them.
For this reason, I make Cheese Blitz often for game day or brunches. They go simply from the freezer to the oven and are so convenient. Do you cook any make-ahead breakfasts?
Another fact I like about this recipe, it’s a good recipe to have children help with. They love to roll the bread flat. Plus, anytime kids can dunk a treat into butter then sugar, it’s a good thing. Additionally, I’ve found when children help in the kitchen they’re more likely to try new food.
Cheese Blitz makes great finger food for brunches and showers!
Cinnamon cream cheese rollups on a white plate.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Rollups

slices of white bread stacked on a white plate.

Use a loaf of white bread, the fresher the better. Fresh bread will roll flat and stay flat easier.
removing crusts from white sandwich bread.
Cut the crusts off the bread slices.
using a rolling bread to flatten slices of white bread for rollups
Roll the bread flat!
assembling cinnamon sugar bread rollups
The bread slices now about about the thickness of a flour tortilla.
Crustless white bread slices.
Flat… lots of pictures of flat bread for the best cream cheese roll ups!

Making the cream cheese filling for roll ups

melted butter in glass measuring cup.
You will need 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and egg yolk.
The egg yolk is a binder and will keep the cream cheese mixture from melting in the oven and oozing out of the rollups.
Stirring cream cheese filling in a glass measuring cup for cream cheese roll ups
Mix it until smooth! It will mix smoother if your cream cheese is at room temperature.
Mix with a fork or in a electric mixer.
Bowl of filling for cheese blitz.
Are you wondering why I mixed it in such a small bowl? I’m wondering that myself!
preparing cheese rollups on white bread
Spread the cream cheese mixture on bread in a thin layer.
making a sweet breakfast recipe
Leave 1/2 inch border without the cheese filling.
cinnamon cream cheese blitz dessert.
Roll up starting from the opposite end of where you did not spread the mixture.
When you roll, the mixture will squish out and cover that area.
You with me?
making cinnamon cream cheese dessert rolls.
Happy roll.

Making cinnamon sugar coating for cheese blitz roll ups

making cinnamon sugar in a small white bowl
Put 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl.
ground cinnamon and sugar in white bowl.
Mix in 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon.
using a fork to make cinnamon sugar for cream cheese rollups
dipping stations for cheese blitz roll ups
In another bowl, melt 1 stick or 1/2 cup butter.
And line them up all OCD like me.
cheese blitz roll ups in melted butter
First dip bread roll in butter.
Roll them up quickly! This one I left in the cinnamon sugar way too long, trying to get the picture!
rolling cream cheese dessert in cinnamon sugar.
Then roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Without the butter, the sugar and cinnamon mixture will not stick to the bread.
I know, I tried in order to cut fat and calories, but it didn’t work.

Baking Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Rollups

baked cheese blitz dessert rollups
Place roll ups on a cookie sheet or cake pan lined with waxed paper.
Cinnamon sugar cream cheese blitz rolls
All good and happy!
cheese blitz
Place the cheese blitz rolls in the freezer for at least 15 minutes – if you can wait that long!
cream cheese dessert rollups in plastic storage bag
If you want to bake the rollups the next morning, zip them up in a plastic storage bag and refrigerate overnight. 
OR, you can freeze the cream cheese roll ups and bake them whenever you are ready for a sweet breakfast treat or simple dessert.
baked cinnamon sugar cream cheese stuffed roll ups.
To bake the cheese blitz, place the frozen rolls in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and bake for 25 minutes.
Yum!! You may have to hide some or the kids will eat the all.
 platter of cinnamon sugar rollups
Plated cream cheese roll ups dessert
Cinnamon cream cheese rollups on a white plate.

Cheese Blitz

Make sweet cinnamon sugar cream cheese rollups up to a week ahead, then freeze for a quick and easy cream cheese dessert or snack!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 13 servings


  • 1 loaf white bread crusts removed and rolled flat
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar divided into 1/2 c each
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • 1 large egg yolk


  • Remove crust and roll bread slice flat with a rolling pin.
  • Mix cream cheese, egg yolk and 1/2 c sugar.
  • Mix 1/2 c sugar and cinnamon.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture on bread and roll up.
  • Dip each roll into melted butter then into cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and freeze at least 15 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake on cookie sheet 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.


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Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. wow, look fantastic. I found you via Foodie Friday. Sadly I missed the deadline for linking in. Have a great week.

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  3. Oh my goodness these look delicious! I'm pinning them to my breakfast board so I can make them the next time we have overnight guests.

  4. Hi! They look so yummy! I would love to try that in the coming days. I'm a confessed “anything cheese” fan! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed reading your post! I saw it at Happy Hour Projects blog party.

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