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The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing


Any homemade roll can be good if you have the right icing. This decadent cream cheese makes your favorite cinnamon roll recipe extra special.

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  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Icing will cover 24 small rolls or 12 large.


Servings 12
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
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Step 1

Beat together cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Mix in vanilla and milk, then gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar and salt until smooth and fluffy.


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