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! 

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 a 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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Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 16

Cook Time: 8-10 min.

Ingredients:

Cinnamon Rolls:

1 can of crescent roll dough
2 tbsp butter, softened
Brown sugar, to taste
Cinnamon, to taste

Maple Frosting:

1/2 cup of powdered sugar
2-3 tsp milk
1 tsp real maple syrup
A few drops of maple extract

Directions:

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 a 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.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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15 Responses to “Mini Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. 1

    gloria — June 5, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    Pam love those mini cinnamon rolls look cute!

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    Inês Oliveira — June 5, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

    Love how simple and delicious they are :)

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 6, 2014 @ 6:42 am

    Great use of store bought croissant dough! These mini cinnamon rolls must have tasted particularly delicious.

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — June 6, 2014 @ 8:26 am

    Aw, how cute…and what a great idea! I love taking cooking “shortcuts.”

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    Lia — June 6, 2014 @ 11:02 am

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

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    Marjie — June 6, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

    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!

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    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup — June 6, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

    Easy, cute, and delicious! Do we get to eat extra because they’re so tiny? Thanks for the recipe.

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    Jovina Coughlin — June 6, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

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

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    grace — June 7, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

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

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — June 7, 2014 @ 11:45 pm

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

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    Nani — June 8, 2014 @ 7:55 am

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

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    Sarah & Arkadi — June 8, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

    yum! these would go so well with a breakfast coffee!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — June 9, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    Love anything Cinnamon roll related.. but love them more mini.. that means I can eat more! :)

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    Kim in MD — June 10, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    How fun and delicious!

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    Joanne — June 11, 2014 @ 6:03 am

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

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