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