These are a must serve for overnight guests or brunch. The smell of the cinnamon sugar while these bake is drool-worthy, and they will be gone before you realize you ever served them. I hate that I don't have a picture to post, but trust me on this one, they are amazing.
1 loaf thinly sliced bread, cuts removed (White bread, despite its nutritional set backs, truly works best here)
1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400'
- Roll bread flat and set aside
- Combine cream cheese, yolk, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons sugar, mixing well. Spread mixture on bread and roll tightly
- Combine 1 cup sugar and cinnamon, blending well. Dip bread in butter, then cinnamon mixture
- Arrange on baking sheet and freeze. Cut into bite-size pieces. Store in zip-top plastic bags in freezer. - Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown.
Yield: approximately 50 pieces