Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls use refrigerated pre-made dough and are ready in about 30 minutes. Somewhere in between homemade and straight from a tube … these easy cinnamon rolls have an ooey-gooey delicious cinnamon sugar filling, are fluffy on the inside, and golden on top. Plus they’re complete with a sweet & simple cream cheese glaze! Sure to be a family favorite in no time.

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients needed for Easy Cinnamon Rolls…

These Easy Cinnamon Rolls call for only 7 simple ingredients! You probably already have most of them in your kitchen too. Which you gotta love!

  • Crescent Roll Dough: These super duper easy cinnamon rolls use refrigerated pre-made crescent roll dough. I used 1 tube Pillsbury crescent rolls!
  • Butter: Salted butter is added to these cinnamon rolls themselves, as well as the cream cheese glaze. You will need 1/4 cup for the rolls and 2 tbsp for the glaze.
  • Light Brown Sugar: Light brown sugar gives this recipe a rich and delicious flavor and sweetness.
  • Cinnamon: The most important ingredient in a cinnamon roll … cinnamon! Add 1/2 tbsp to the filling of these rolls and a little extra sprinkling on top.
  • Cream Cheese: I do not think a cinnamon roll is complete without a cream cheese glaze or frosting. So of course Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls have got one! You’ll need 1/4 cup of cream cheese.
  • Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract adds that classic flavor to the glaze!
  • Powdered Sugar: Lastly, powdered sugar is used to sweeten up the cream cheese glaze. 1/4 cup is the perfect amount.
Easy Cinnamon Rolls

How to make Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls…

I like to call these rolls lazy girl cinnamon rolls for a reason! They are super low effort, use refrigerated pre-made dough, and will be ready in about 30 minutes. They will make your kitchen smell like an ooey gooey buttery cinnamon dream in no time at all!

  1. Set the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out the crescent roll dough.  Spread the butter evenly on top.
  3. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle the mixture evenly on top of the dough.  Rub the mixture into the butter with your hands.
  4. Roll the dough up tightly and carefully.  Cut off about 1 inch on each end.  Then cut the remaining dough into 9 even slices, they should be about 1 inch thick.
  5. Place the slices into a small greased baking dish.  Sprinkle with extra cinnamon.
  6. Bake for 20- 25 minutes.  Ensuring that the middle cinnamon roll is fully cooked through.
  7. While the cinnamon rolls are baking, work on the cream cheese glaze.  Simply combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until smooth.
  8. Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and spread the glaze on top.
  9. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Rolls Premade Dough

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls tips…

Follow the tips below for the perfect cinnamon rolls each & every time.

  • Mix your cinnamon & sugar together! This may seem like an extra step, but it will guarantee an even spread of the delicious filling.
  • Be careful with the dough! Lots of crescent roll doughs come with the perforated lines to separate. When handling the dough be careful not to rip these. I recommend squeezing them together with your fingers to ensure the dough stays in one piece.
  • Make sure to fully bake the rolls! When baking this cinnamon rolls, the ones on the outside of the dish may seem to be fully cooked and ready, but the inside roll could still be a little doughy. Make sure to bake for the instructed 20 minutes, and maybe a few extra minutes depending on your oven.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the rolls! A serrated knife cuts through dough much better than any other knife. It helps to not squish the rolls and get a perfect slice.
Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Storing these Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls…

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will be most delicious for up to 3 days!

I do not recommend storing this recipe at room temperature, as the cream cheese glaze is made with both butter and cream cheese.

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

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Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls use refrigerated pre-made dough and are ready in about 30 minutes. Somewhere in between homemade and straight from a tube … these easy cinnamon rolls have an ooey-gooey delicious cinnamon sugar filling, are fluffy on the inside, and golden on top. Plus they’re complete with a sweet & simple cream cheese glaze! Sure to be a family favorite in no time.

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Rolls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

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Cinnamon Rolls

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out the crescent roll dough.  Spread the butter evenly on top.
  3. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle the mixture evenly on top of the dough.  Rub the mixture into the butter with your hands.
  4. Roll the dough up tightly and carefully.  Cut off about 1 inch on each end.  Then cut the remaining dough into 9 even slices, they should be about 1 inch thick.
  5. Place the 9 slices into a small greased baking dish.  Sprinkle with extra cinnamon.
  6. Bake for 20- 25 minutes.  Ensuring that the middle cinnamon roll is fully cooked through.
  7. While the cinnamon rolls are baking, work on the cream cheese glaze.  Simply combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until smooth.
  8. Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and spread the glaze on top.
  9. Enjoy!

Keywords: Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls, Easy Cinnamon Rolls, Premade Dough Cinnamon Rolls, Mini Cinnamon Rolls

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