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I am a born and raised Floridian. When the temperatures drop below 60 degrees I become a hermit of sorts. I just don’t like shivering! So when my son had a day off from school recently, and the weather was cold outside, I offered to do a fun activity to warm up our day. Instead of making cinnamon rolls the traditional way, I asked the boys if they would like to make a snowman. They excitedly said, “yes!”
How to make snowman sweet rolls
- Open a package of Pepperidge Farm sweet rolls and place the rolls on a baking sheet.
- Begin by removing a small portion of the rolls’ outer layer and set aside. Place that roll on top of another to begin building your snowman.
- Next, use the small dough piece you removed from the middle layer to create a scarf for the snowman. Then repeat step 2, removing a larger portion so that the top roll is smaller than the other two.
- Place that roll on top of the other two, then use the dough to craft a hat for the snowman.
- Bake them as directed on the packaging.
While the sweet rolls are baking, I whipped up this killer cream cheese icing recipe. It takes just a few minutes to make and is seriously delicious.
Cream Cheese Icing/Dip Recipe
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4-6 tsp Milk or Cream
- Soften the cream cheese by whipping it in your mixer on a low setting for approximately 1 minute.
- Next add the powdered sugar and mix together until smooth.
- Add in vanilla extract and 4 teaspoons of milk. If the mixture is too thick, add an additional teaspoon or two of milk, until the icing/dip reaches your desired consistency.
*dip recipe adapted from countrycleaver.com
Once the rolls have cooled enough we spread the cream cheese icing over them, then used chocolate chips, orange tic tacs and bacon to form a face and buttons for the snowman.
We paired our snowman sweet rolls with an assortment of fruit, bacon slices and Florida orange juice. I also added the included apple cinnamon mixture from the Pepperidge Farm package to the remaining sweet rolls. The boys and I had a blast creating a special breakfast and eating it!
You can find Pepperidge Farm sweet rolls in a variety of flavors, including Pecan Caramel and Apple Cinnamon, at your local Walmart stores. And don’t forget to grab a bottle of 100% Florida orange juice while there.
Do you have a favorite breakfast that you enjoy making for your family when it’s chilly outside?