I made this for a Boy Scout Court of Honor pot luck dessert and it was a big hit. I've made it many times for our church small group and they always love it when I serve it up. It is probably their most favorite dessert - but maybe not. This is a sweet, sugary, to-die-for, easy recipe and really is my go-to recipe for a pot luck.
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (please use Pillsbury; I used Great Value once and I'll regret it for the rest of my life; not really for the rest of my life but you get the drift)
2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened (please don't use low-fat or fat free because, well, you'll live to regret it; and really, why would you?)
2 cups of granulated sugar (please do not skimp on the sugar. Don't say to yourself, 'It'll be fine if I use less...' because it just won't. Trust me!)
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 stick of butter, melted (Please do not use margarine. Why would you want the watery, tasteless, flavorless margarine when you can use the glorious, smooth-tasting, creamy, salty, decadent flavor of real, churned butter)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and vanilla in a bowl with a mixer. Set aside. Unroll and press 1 can of crescent roll dough in a greased bottom of a 13 x 9 glass baking dish. Spread cream cheese mixture on top evenly. Arrange second can of crescent roll dough on top of mixture to cover cream cheese. Melt the stick of butter in the microwave. Pour butter on top of crescent rolls. Mix the remaining 1 cup of sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over top of the melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Best when served warm.
Please note: I previously gave the wrong credit for the photo. I remembered wrong. I got the colors of the umbrella wrong. I previously had www.thegreenumbrella.com and it should be My Yellow Umbrella. So sorry! Someone left a comment that I used there photo but it was from this blog. But thanks for letting me know my mistake.