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

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.

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

 

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