Strawberry Cream Cheese Dough Knots

Taking doughnuts as their inspiration, these glazed and sprinkled crescent knots look as pretty as a bakery shop window. But wait until you bite in, where cream cheese and strawberries await you.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/4
cup cream cheese spread
1/2
cup freeze-dried strawberry slices
1
tablespoon butter, melted
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
teaspoons hot water
Assorted colored sprinkles

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. Firmly press perforations to seal. Shape into 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut crosswise into 8 strips (1 1/2x8 inches each). Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons cream cheese down center of each strip.
  • 2 Top cream cheese with strawberry slices. (Break larger strawberry slices in half to fit on dough.) Fold dough over lengthwise to encase filling; press edge to seal in filling, forming each strip into long filled rope. Tie rope of dough into knot; place on large ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining 7 strips of dough. Brush knots with melted butter.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and hot water until smooth. Spread over each warm knot; top immediately with sprinkles. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Freeze-drying strawberries is another method of dehydrating. Freeze-dried strawberries will be crispier and lighter because they contain less moisture than regular dried strawberries.

Color the glaze with a drop or two of food color, if desired.

Immediately after glazing the dough knots, sprinkle them with polka-dot sprinkles or multicolored candy sprinkles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.