Monday, May 7, 2018

Cinnamon and Sugar Roll-Ups

 I'm preparing a virtual Mother's Day Tea for me and my Mom, and using two of the sets that my late Great Aunt Kitty painted.  My Mom was named Kathryn (Kitty) after our aunt, who was the sister of my Mom's mother,  and I was named Catherine (spelled differently by my Dad), and then called Kitty, too.  We're having some cinnamon and sugar roll-ups that Cissy and I made the other day.

 This tablecloth was embroidered by Mom so very long ago.  Isn't it beautiful? 

 Here is one of the trio sets that our Aunt Kitty painted.

This teapot was found by my Mom when she loved to go to thrift stores.  She gave it to me several years ago. 

 I thought that I'd put a picture of me and my Mom, along with the sweet vase baby bootie that was a gift after I was born.  The Goebel Madonna was a gift from my Dad gave me after I became a much nostalgia.  The zinnias came from my garden.  Aren't zinnias the most cheerful flowers?  I planted a row of them along my driveway in the back, for a happy nod when I come home. 

Cissy worked hard on these roll-ups, which are heavenly little treats,  filled with cream cheese.  She used a serrated knife and cut all the crusts by herself, while I rolled out the bread with a rolling pin.  We always have fun chatting away while working together on our baking project. 

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Sugar and Cinnamon Roll-ups

I remembered eating these at a shower and put together a recipe of my own. Cissy thought that they tasted like Monkey Bread, and after she took them home, her Mom (my daughter) baked them the next morning.  


1 loaf of white bread
1 cup sugar (divided)
1 8-ounce pkg of cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and placed in a shallow bowl


Cut the crusts from the bread slices, and then using a rolling pin, roll each piece of bread very flat, and set aside.
With a mixer, cream together the cream cheese, 1/3 cup of sugar, and the vanilla until it is smooth. 
Mix together the remaining sugar ( 2/3 cup ) and the cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
Using about 1 tablespoon of  the cream cheese mixture, spread it on the flattened bread and roll up.  Dip each roll-up in the melted butter and then into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. 
Place the roll-ups on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. 


You can make these ahead and freeze the roll-ups by placing on parchment lined baking sheets, and when frozen, take them out and put in a freeze proof container or plastic food bag.  You can bake them from the frozen state, but allow a few extra minutes in the oven.
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Happy Mother's day to ALL WOMEN who love and care for others, whether they be people, or pets!

Thank you for your visit!  xo 


  1. Wow, I've never heard of the Sugar and Cinnamon Roll-Ups before Kitty, they sound great! I love zinnias too, always used to cut a bouquet while at G-Mom-B's house:@)

  2. So much love here Kitty! Those roll ups look delicious and so easy and I always look forward to seeing Cissy's sweet smiling face as she helps you in your kozy kitchen! Your Aunt Kitty's pretty tea cups are beautiful on your mom's embroidered tablecloth. ♥

  3. oh goodness Kitty, so many memories and memories in the making! Little Cissy is becoming quite the baker! Your tea table for you and your mom is soooo sweet!

  4. What a truly lovely post - so much nostalgia and fond memories here!

    Everything is beautiful - wow to hand painted china - fabulous - and the best part is the pretty faces.

    Hugs hugs hugs. ♥

  5. Your mom will enjoy seeing the virtual tea party. So pretty! So many sweet treasures!

    Those roll-ups sound so delicious. Wonder if I could mess those up!

  6. I love everything about your Mother's Day virtual celebration table, Kitty. Firstly let me say I love your name Catherine and Kitty is such a beautiful derivative of it. The china painted by your Aunt Kitty is so soft and pretty. What a talented porcelain artist she was. The teapot was an amazing thrift shop find by your mum and the Goebel Madonna figurine is beautiful. I love the sentiments behind this gift from your dad. Such a lovely photo of you and your mum and the little bootie vase is sweet. Yes Zinnias are the cheeriest of flowers. So many beautiful and treasured memories for you, displayed at your pretty table. Oh....I forgot....the tablecloth embroidered by your mum is beautiful. So much time and love has gone into that pretty. I must say too, those roll-ups look delicious. Have a beautiful Mother's Day with all your beautiful family, lovely Kitty. Xx

  7. This is oh, so very sweet! I hope you enjoy a beautiful Mother's Day, Kitty. Your tribute to all things related to mother is impressive. As always, Cissy did a fine job to help in the tea party, and they look delicious!

  8. I've always been a fan of your great Aunt Kitty's beautiful handpainted tea sets. I'm sure your mom will enjoy your sweet virtual tea time with its sentimental mementos and the tasty treats prepared by Cissy.

    Mother's Day can be fraught with complexity so I appreciate how you recognized all the women who love and care for others. Happy Mother's Day!

  9. This is so sweet and how blessed you are to still have your Mother. I always feel so lost on Mothr's Day without my Mom. I will definitely be making these one day soon for sure! Thanks for sharing and a most special Mother's Day to you!

  10. Oh Kitty what a sweet and wonderful idea to have a virtual tea party with your mom. Everything looks so special and meaningful. Those tea trios are gorgeously painted. My goodness, they are beautiful works of art! I see Cissy is still baking away -- what a sweetheart! I've missed visiting you Kitty; I'm sorry I haven't been around too much. Love to you, Deborah

  11. What a sweet and adorable table,Kitty!The handpainted china is romantic and dainty,very pretty!Gorgeous tablecloth too.Your recipe looks delicious.How delightful your post is...Happy Mother's Day!Hugs to Cissy and you.

  12. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom. I love seeing Cissy in the kitchen.

  13. Oh Kitty...what a beautiful tablescape to honor your sweet Mother! I adore those hand painted heirloom dishes...*swoon*. Lucky-Dog, Lucky-Dog!
    So sweet to see your darling Cissy creating treats with you. I seldom get to do that with Ms. C. anymore...she is too busy.
    Sending you "Happy Mothers Day" wishes, long distance & a wee bit early!!

  14. p.s. Thanks for reminding me to put out my Blessed Virgin Mary statue for the month of May...I almost forgot!!!

  15. And what a lovely virtual tea party it is! Oh where do I begin? Your Great Aunt Kitty certainly had some talent...those teacups are stunning! I have a hand painted one very similar to the blue one given to me by MIL years ago. The embroidered linen is mom also did so many projects like that in her day. And lastly...THOSE ROLL-UPS! I gotta try them. I hope your sweet mama enjoyed her party!

  16. Such a lovely tea party for your Mom and such a nice tribute to all the talented 'Kitty's' in your family! The tablecloth and painted tea cups are such treasures and how wonderful to have the dear mementos from your birth, too. I love your zinnias - so bright and happy. The cinnamon roll-ups look so delicious and easy. Always love seeing Cissy's sweet dimples, too. Happy Mother's Day, dear friend. Hugs xo Karen

  17. Your posts are always so delightful..What a lovely idea for mother's day...It really is quite a beautiful thought.... Your mother will be smiling down on you, Dear lady ... Your figurine is just gorgeous ..I do love the sweet faces on Goebel china..They are infact quite rare nowadays... and that Cissy is just a darling( love those dimples) her grandma...Those cinnamon rolls look mouth watering delicious...Thanks for the recipe....Oh Kitty ... Your teatime display is so endearing with the hand painted china and sweet zinnia bouquet... I love it and wish that I could join you .... Big Hugs

  18. You are so lucky to have your Aunt's handpainted sets. I love handpainted china. So pretty. Cissy is going to be a great baker -- just like her Gran! Have a lovely Mother's Day ... enjoy your tea!!

  19. Oh my, I love the beautiful tablecloth. Such special things you have here Kitty that are dear and near to your heart. I just love it. I am so touched by the things I have that belonged to my loved ones. No amount of money could buy them from me. My oldest daughter used to make those yummies quiet often for her Sunday school class. So easy to make and so good too. I had a friend from church that people would pay her to make them batches for showers, and such. Cissy is walking in your footsteps dear Kitty. I pray that you have a wonderful and blessed Mother's Day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  20. I too love the tablecloth and the china. How fun to be baking with Cissy all the time. The roll ups sound so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe at our C&C with J&J.
    Have a nice weekend and a Happy Mother's Day.

  21. Oh, my, this post was so moving. Thinking about the past and the precious memories of your Dad and the dear time with your Mom having tea. It is so wonderful that you can carry on those sweet traditions and make new memories with your darling Cissy. She will be sharing stories of her times with you one day. Life is so fast-moving, it seems that time is a thief, and we have no choice but to go along. God bless you, sweet friend. I am praying for you and sending hugs your way!!! The roll-ups look amazing!

  22. Such a lovely post Kitty. The photo is adorable. It's always great to cherish memories and those special things from the past. Happy Mother's Day.

  23. I make a motion we give Cissy the Best Baker Girl Award! She's really doing so well in the kitchen! What a love and sentimental post. The tablecloth is stunning and I can't imagine the hours put into that embroidery work. The post really is a tribute to your family. Thanks for sharing those delicious rollups and your pretty pieces too!

  24. Oh I love that tablecloth that your mother embroidered. It makes me itch to get out my needle and thread and create something beautiful. I remember making those cinnamon and sugar roll ups years ago. They were delicious, as yours look now. Enjoy your Mother's Day, Kitty.

  25. What lovely treats for tea, Kitty! Your table is really sweet and filled with sentiment. A virtual tea for mom is a wonderful idea. Is your mom able to read your blog? It would be lovely if she could. I'm just stopping by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day before I go on my blog break. Hope your day is beautiful! Hugs...Sandi

  26. Hi Kitty,
    Your Mother Day Tea Table is so beautiful and your Cinnamon and Sugar Roll Ups will be perfect for tea time. So glad you could join us on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you have a great week and a very Happy Mothers Day!
    Miz Helen

  27. I bet these are amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  28. Kitty, what treasures! I'd be drooling all over that beautiful tablecloth! I just love it that you and Cissy bake together, and these are beautiful little treats. I love cinnamon toast, so I know I'd like these.

  29. Kitty that tablecloth is absolutely gorgeous! The baked goods look delicious. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

  30. LOL I made these at Thanksgiving as part of our breakfast. The recipe I had called them "Crack Sticks" . . . indeed. They are! Hahaha!

  31. I loved seeing all of your nostalgia pieces, Kitty! That is a beautiful tablecloth your mother embroidered and what a beautiful job of painting the tea trio your Aunt made. Those roll ups look delicious too!

  32. I love these rolls. They are so good. Your sweet tablescape is adorable. Thanks for linking up to Keep In Touch.


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