I’ve pinned a few different recipes on Pinterest that use Pillsbury seamless crescent roll dough to make cinnamon rolls. The recipes looked easy and yummy, so I bought some dough at the store and whipped some up this past weekend. The recipes I pinned were for strawberry jam rolls and pumpkin butter rolls. I wanted to make regular cinnamon rolls, so I came up with my own recipe. Here is what I did.
Simple Cinnamon Rolls
1 roll Pillsbury seamless crescent roll dough
1/3 cup of melted butter
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
I used this frosting recipe and it made way too much for the small amount of rolls. I will definitely cut the recipe in half next time.
3 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp milk (more if you like your frosting thinner)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll the dough on your countertop. Spread melted butter evenly all over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the butter, then sprinkle on the cinnamon. Roll the dough starting with the more narrow end. Cut the dough into rolls using a piece of string or serrated knife. Place them in a 8×8 baking dish and bake for 16-20 minutes; until slightly browned on top.
Make the frosting while the rolls are baking.
When rolls are done baking, remove from the oven and let cool a few minutes before frosting. Serve warm.
The kids loved these! They turned out light and fluffy. They aren’t very big rolls, but it was enough to feed the four of us with one left over. They were ready in under 30 minutes and really simple to make. Also, you can easily adjust the amounts of sugar and cinnamon to your liking. Some people like a lot of cinnamon and some like a little. It’s really up to you.
I love an easy, fast recipe!