Thursday, October 6, 2011

{Recipe} How to Make Baby Cinnamon Rolls

Yesterday I told you about getting to meet Heather from Dollar Store Crafts at the premiere party for her new show, Get a Little Creative. And as you all know....a party isn't a party without great food!  The night before the party, I was stressing a little about what to bring because I needed to bring something either awesomely creative or super tasty....but I had no time to invest in making something awe-inspiring. I didn't have time to run to the store, either, which meant I needed to come up with something great using items I already had on hand. A tall order!

I remembered I had a roll of low fat crescent roll dough in the fridge and with some pantry staples figured I could gussy them up a bit to make something. A little of this and a little of that and these babies were born. And boy were they awesome!  They turned out even better than I had hoped. Plus they were easy and quick to make. I'm sure they will be making appearances at future potlucks and fall food events this year!

  • 1 roll refrigerated crescent roll dough (low fat or regular)
  • Approx 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • Approx 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Approx 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Approx 2 Tbsp milk or milk alternative
Yield: 20 mini cinnamon rolls


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 F. Remove crescent roll dough from package

Step 2
Unroll dough and separate lengthwise into two groups of 4 triangles each. Pinch seams together and use rolling pin to smooth into 2 long pieces of dough

Step 3
Spread approx 1 Tbsp of softened butter over each piece of dough. Use more as needed

Step 4
Liberally sprinkle each piece of dough with granulated sugar

Step 5
Generously sprinkle cinnamon over each buttered and sugared piece of dough

Step 6
Starting on the longest side, roll each piece of dough into a long log of cinnamony goodness

Step 7
Cut each cinnamon log into 10 pieces (you will have 20 pieces total)

Step 8
Press each piece cut-side down into the wells of a greased mini muffin pan. Push the piece straight down to expand the bottom to fill the bottom of each well. Bake at 350 degrees for approx 15 minutes or until golden brown. While cinnaminis are baking, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and approx 2 Tbsp milk (or your favorite milk substitute) to make glaze

Step 9
Once cinnaminis are done baking, generously drizzle with glaze while still in muffin pan. Allow to sit for approx 5 minutes. Pour remaining glaze into shallow glass bowl for dipping later.

Step 10
Serve with a cup of coffee or potluck-style along with the extra glaze for dipping.


I hope your family will love eating these little cinnamon rolls for breakfast on a cool fall morning or for an after-school snack.

This week I am sharing my recipe with these great parties. Follow the links to add your great project or recipe to the mix as well!

Visit    A Crafty Soiree The Shabby Nest 
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