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Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

We were having friends over for dinner and I wanted to surprise the kids with mini cinnamon rolls for dessert. I didn’t have time to make the old-fashioned cinnamon rolls so I grabbed some crescent rolls from the store instead. I was planning on using two tubes of rolls but realized they made 16 mini rolls so I opted to use just one tube (ignore the 2nd tube in the ingredient photo). I made some maple frosting to top these little rolls and they were a huge hit with all the kids. I loved how quick and easy they were to prepare and how delicious they made our house smell. I also loved the huge smiles the kids had on their faces while they gobbled these rolls up. The adults liked them too! 

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

How to Make Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat 2 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.

Unroll the crescent roll dough then separate half the dough (four triangles) and pinch the seams together very well. Roll with a rolling pin until the dough is 1/4 inch thick. Spread with a tablespoon of butter then sprinkle the top with some brown sugar, to taste. Sprinkle the top of the sugar with ground cinnamon, to taste.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Roll into a log and cut into 8 same-sized pieces. Place the cinnamon rolls into the prepared muffins tins. Repeat the process with the other half of the dough.

Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes.

Make the frosting by combining the powdered sugar, milk, maple syrup, and maple extract together in a bowl. Once the rolls have cooled a bit, drizzle with the maple frosting and serve. Enjoy.

 

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon Rolls:
  • 1 can of crescent roll dough
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • Brown sugar to taste
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Maple Frosting:
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp real maple syrup
  • A few drops of maple extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat 2 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough then separate half the dough (four triangles) and pinch the seams together very well. Roll with a rolling pin until the dough is 1/4 inch thick. Spread with a tablespoon of butter then sprinkle the top with some brown sugar, to taste. Sprinkle the top of the sugar with ground cinnamon, to taste.
  • Roll into a log and cut into 8 same-sized pieces. Place the cinnamon rolls into the prepared muffins tins. Repeat the process with the other half of the dough.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes.
  • Make the frosting by combining the powdered sugar, milk, maple syrup, and maple extract together in a bowl. Once the rolls have cooled a bit, drizzle with the maple frosting and serve. Enjoy.
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15 Comments

  1. Pam love those mini cinnamon rolls look cute!

  2. What a fabulous treat Pam.
    I love cinnamon rolls and these mini versions are fabulous!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

  3. There’s no real problem with having a spare tube of crescent rolls in the fridge, because now the kids can demand more of these delightful little treats soon!

  4. Just big enough to satisfy that cinnamon roll craving without going overboard. Great idea using the crescent roll dough.

  5. SUPER fantastic, pam, obviously. i like a quicker way to achieve cinnamon roll delight. 🙂

  6. How delicious … plus, a mini cinnamon roll means cinnamon rolls without any guilt. Love the idea of that maple frosting!

  7. ugh the sound I just made was not human. Looks so GOOOOD and I’m so HUNGRYYY :C

  8. Kim in MD says:

    How fun and delicious!

  9. These are so cute! And scrumptious. I foresee many a lazy weekend night filled with them!