itty bitty cinnamon rolls

this is genius. really.
and i owe it all to a very, very old southern living cookbook that i thumbed through while staying at my dear friend, tanna’s house in okc.
this recipe has come in handy a lot this summer when we are not home very often and our kitchen food supply is hilariously low. i usually have crescent rolls in the fridge (due to the husband’s affinity for them), so this recipe gets made a lot on the rare mornings we are home.
and it gets eaten extremely fast.

itty bitty cinnamon rolls


1 8oz can refrigerated crescent rolls

1-2 tbsp melted butter

2 tbsp granulated sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

2/3 cup powdered sugar

2-3 tsp milk

1/4 tsp vanilla


1. preheat oven to 375. lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan or pie dish.

2. unroll crescent roll dough and separate into 4 rectangles. pinch perforations within rectangles to seal. lightly brush dough with melted butter (this helps the sugar & cinnamon stick, but you can omit this if you’d like). in a small mug or tiny cup, stir together sugar and cinnamon and then sprinkle mixture evenly over rectangles.

3. roll dough up, jellyroll fashion, starting with a long side. pinch edges to seal. using a serrated knife, gently cut each log into 5 slices and place in cake pan.

4. bake for 15 minutes or until rolls begin to brown.

5. while the rolls are baking (or cooling), combine the powdered sugar, milk, & vanilla and stir until smooth. drizzle over the warm cinnamon rolls.



One Comment Add yours

  1. team us says:

    once, i made the frosting with 1/4 tsp cinnamon extract instead of vanilla extract… it was REALLY good.


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