Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Anyone that knows me well knows I like cinnamon rolls. Actually “like” doesn’t accurately describe my feelings.
I am passionately in love and devoted to cinnamon rolls, the bigger the better.
But, I rarely have them because my thighs are not as passionate.
So, once a year on Christmas eve I hightail it to the Amish community up the road who make the biggest, best cinnamon rolls and buy a 1/2 dozen (which fills a donut size bakery box) and then the girls and I eat cinnamon rolls for the next week.
It’s the best! One of my food highlights of the year!
Recently, we got some snow and school was cancelled. I figured I should bake something for breakfast. The girls wanted cinnamon rolls but I didn’t have time to make them from scratch (which I’ve never done anyway).
Instead, I popped these into the oven in about 10 minutes and they were delicious.
I’ve experimented with using crescent rolls before but I’ve always used sugar instead of brown sugar in the filling.
The brown sugar made them extra delicious and I realized something when I was cutting these little babies in half.
Small treats only have small calories.
Or at least that’s what the little voice inside my head was telling me…..and I always listen to the little voice inside my head, bahaha.
That means you can eat a lot since they are little.
So, lets get started.
-Mix the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Set mixture aside.
-Start with one of the tubes of crescent rolls. Leave the other in the fridge until you’re ready to work with it.
-Separate the dough at the vertical seams.
-Then take one triangle and at the wide end of the triangle fold it over half way in order to make the triangle into a rectangle shape (at the bottom anyway).
-Now spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the filling mixture onto the roll and spread it out (I used a little measuring spoon, making it easy to measure, but I’m sure you could eyeball it).
-Roll it up starting from the wide end, then cut it in half, and place on a greased or lined baking sheet.
-Repeat until you’re done and then finish with the other package.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
-While the rolls are baking mix the milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar or milk depending on the consistency of icing that you like.
-Let the rolls cool a tiny bit and then drizzle on the icing.
Ta-dah! Let me know if these stay around your house for more than a couple of hours. If so, I might just invite myself over.