Homemade Butter Braid

Course Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Stephanie Ertel


  • Crescent Braid Ingredients
  • 1 tube of crescent rolls
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon Icing Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream mix together cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until combined; set aside.
  3. Unroll crescent roll dough leaving it in one big rectangle and press together seams.
  4. Lay the crescent roll dough on an ungreased half sheet baking pan.
  5. Cut 1/2 inch strips on each side of crescent roll dough rectangle leaving a 3-4 inch center piece that is not cut.
  6. Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture down the center of dough.
  7. Fold cut pieces of crescent dough forming a braid.
  8. Some of the filling will be visible.
  9. Tuck the end over and into the braid.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crescent dough is golden brown.
  11. Cool 5 minutes.
  12. Remove to serving platter.
  13. In a small mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and milk.
  14. Drizzle over crescent braid.
  15. Serve and enjoy!