I wanted to make cinnamon rolls for the kids this morning, but I didn’t want to deal with making dough.
I had three tubes of crescent rolls left over from Thanksgiving, so I decided to use those.
I came up with the following recipe.
They were simple to make, and the kids devoured them.
In the words of Number 6, “Mommy, when I was eating it, in my head I was saying ‘This is Heaven.‘”
So if you find yourself with an extra tube of crescent rolls lying around, here’s how you can make them for your family.
You’ll need the following ingredients:
For the rolls:
- 1 tube 8 crescent rolls
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- 2 tbs softened butter
For the icing:
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tsp milk
- 5-10 drops vanilla
Now it’s time to make the rolls.
1. First, preheat the oven to 375°. Grease a 8 or 9″ cake pan if you want a crispy glaze on the bottom, or leave ungreased (they will come out of the pan fine).
2. Heat butter in a small bowl in the microwave for about 10 seconds to really soften it up.
3. Add cinnamon and brown sugar.
4. Use a small spoon to mix it into a paste and set mixture aside.
5. Lightly flour surface of counter or cutting board so the dough doesn’t stick when you unroll it.
6. Unroll entire rectangle of dough.
7. Pinch together all the seams with your fingers.
8. Gently spread all the mixture with a butter knife.
Make sure you cover the whole thing.
10. Roll the entire rectangle up, starting on the long side.
11. Cut in half, then cut each half in half, then cut each of those in half so you have eight equal pieces.
12. Place each section in greased cake pan on the cut end. They’ll look a little smushed or pinched at the ends. I gave them a gentle squeeze to unpinch them, but they’ll puff up when they bake.
13. Bake for 10- 15 minutes, depending on your oven. Mine were done in 13 minutes.
While the rolls are baking, mix up the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl to make the glaze.
14. When rolls are done baking, let them cool down for 3-5 minutes.
14. Remove from the pan and place on a plate. Some of the filling will melt, making the bottoms look like this:
15. Wipe the drool off your chin.
16. Spoon glaze onto each roll while rolls are still warm.