April 16, 2012

Baby Cinnamon Buns

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

I’m going to let you in on my secret for my favorite, easiest cinnamon buns ever. They’re soft, chewy, ooey, gooey, supremely buttery, and divinely sugary. And they’re a cinch to make. I take a shortcut by using storebought dough, so they can go from oven to in-my-belly as soon as humanly possible. And as a bonus, they can be made the night before and popped in the oven the next morning.  These are my go-to cinnamon buns for special occasions (like Christmas), and today, I’m making them for my sweet friend Caroline’s virtual baby shower!

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Caroline blogs at Chocolate & Carrots, and I got to meet her (and her sweet baby bump!) a few months ago at a blogging conference, Blissdom. We split a giant cinnamon bun (along with about 16 other pastries and treats!) one afternoon on a  massive dessert taste-testing spree. Caroline’s friend Erin put together this sweet surprise baby shower for her, and I was thrilled to participate. Plus it gave me the excuse to share my favorite cinnamon buns with you guys! Let’s make these bad boys.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Here’s my secret! I use Pillsbury crescents for the dough. It’s a super quick shortcut, and I happen to think it makes the best cinnamon roll dough ever. These decadently light and fluffy rolls turn out so unbelievably soft and chewy. They’re everything I love in a hot, gooey cinnamon bun. I’ve tried so many homemade recipes for cinnamon roll dough, and for some reason I just can’t get mine to turn out soft the way I like them. And of course, using storebought crescent dough makes these cinnamon buns super quick and easy! No waiting around for the yeast to rise. :)

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

First you’ll need a stick of softened butter. I hardly ever remember to set butter out on the counter to soften in advance, so I almost always end up softening my butter in the microwave. Here’s how I do it: Leave the butter in the wrapper and place it on a plate. Microwave this, rotating the butter to a new side every five seconds until soft. It usually takes about 20-25 seconds, or one full rotation.

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Now place half of that butter into the bottom of a pie plate.

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And stick the plate back in the microwave to melt the butter. Then add 1/4 cup brown sugar.

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And stir to combine.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

This will give the cinnamon buns that incredibly gooey, buttery crust that I absolutely cannot resist!! :)

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Now unroll the crescent roll dough…

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

And pinch together the little seams. Does anyone remember Pillsbury Recipe Creations? It was just like their crescent dough, except it was one big sheet so you didn’t have to pinch the seams together. I use to buy that darn stuff all the time, until my grocery store stopped carrying it. Does yours still have it? It seems like someone was telling me recently that their grocery store stopped carrying it as well, but they were able to find it somewhere else. Only now I can’t remember where that somewhere else was.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Anyway! Now you’re going to slather that puppy with the rest of the softened butter.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

And sprinkle of a beautiful mixture of cinnamon sugar.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Tightly roll the dough back up, and cut into 8 perfect slices.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

And place into that magnificent buttery and sugary pie plate.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

If you had any leftover cinnamon sugar, just sprinkle it right onto the cinnamon buns. At this point you can cover tightly and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

When ready, bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Meanwhile, let’s make my absolute favorite powdered sugar glaze ever. You’ll need powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla. If you don’t have cream, don’t worry — you can just use butter and milk instead. It turns out fantastic, and it’s perfect if you don’t want to buy a whole thing of cream just to use a little in this recipe. Of course I am a bad, bad girl and I pretty much always have cream on hand. *blush* Anyway! I’ll tell you the exact amounts for the butter and milk in the recipe below.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Bad.

But oh, so good.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Now here they are, fresh out of the oven!

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

See that beautiful, gooey crust? I die.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Scoop one on a plate and you know what to do next. Top with that sweet vanilla glaze.

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It seeps all down in there and gets even sweeter and gooeier.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Oh my gosh. These are the best cinnamon buns ever.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns

Warning. Do not leave yourself alone with these bad boys. Just take my word for it, okay? That’s all you need to know.

 

Baby Cinnamon Buns

1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, divided
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the bottom of a pie plate. Add the brown sugar to the butter and stir to combine. Unroll crescent dough and pinch seams together to create one big sheet. Spread with remaining softened butter. Combine white sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the buttered dough. Roll the dough back up into a log, and cut into 8 cinnamon rolls. Place rolls in prepared pie plate. Sprinkle with any remaining cinnamon sugar. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with vanilla glaze (recipe follows) and serve warm. Store leftover cinnamon buns (who am I kidding??) at room temperature.

Vanilla Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons heavy cream (or 2 tablespoons milk + 1 tablespoon butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla

With a fork, stir together sugar, cream, and vanilla until smooth and pourable. Add one tablespoon of milk if needed to thin. If using milk and butter instead of cream, heat the milk and butter in the microwave to melt the butter, then add to the sugar and stir in vanilla.

You’re invited!

Here’s a round-up of all the other friends participating in the virtual baby shower for Caroline. Take a peek at these delicious treats they’re bringing!

Drinks:

Healthy Food For Living - Carrot Cake Colada
Bran Appetit - Strawberry Mint Sparkling Lemonade

Savory:

Baked Bree - Pancetta and Chive Quiche
Simply Whole Kitchen - Mini Quinoa Bites with Goat Cheese Pesto

Pastries:

Food Doodles - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Filled Whole Wheat Cream Puffs
Kevin & Amanda - Baby Cinnamon Buns

Desserts: 

Baked by Rachel - Mini Lemon Lime Cheesecakes
Bake Your Day- No Bake Lemon Cheesecakes with Lemon Blueberry Sauce
Eat Good 4 Life - No Bake Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes
Fearless Homemaker - Angel Food Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Cream
Itzy’s Kitchen - 10 Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keep It Sweet - Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Icing and Chocolate Ganache
Texanerin Baking - 100% Whole Grain Chocolate Carrot Cake Cupcakes

 

Thanks so much to our wonderful hostess Erin at Texanerin Baking for putting this together. Congratulations Caroline!



Make for: Breakfast, Dessert

106 Comments



 
 

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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 16, 2012 at 3:17 am

These look delicious. I love cinnamon rolls! Just made a cinnamon bun pie a week or so ago and used…a can of Pillsbury cinn rolls that I doctored up. Gotta love the refrigerated case. Need to try the crescent rolls trick now too!

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tracy April 16, 2012 at 3:26 am

I love cinnamon rolls. I love this pillsbury dough. I love that you added the butter/milk subsitute info for the cream (I never have cream around!) I cannot wait to try this recipe. You rock. thanks. :)

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rebecca @ beurrista April 16, 2012 at 4:48 am

These look amaaaazing and so decadently delicious! I am going to the store the minute it opens to try this out.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 16, 2012 at 5:23 am

I just died of happiness! OMG.

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 16, 2012 at 5:51 am

These look delicious, such a great idea for an easier cinnamon bun. So glad to be a part of the shower with you:-)

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots April 16, 2012 at 5:58 am

Oh. My. Gosh. I just died. These look absolutely incredible and the perfect little treats for the baby shower!

Amanda, I can’t thank you enough for such a sweet (pun intended) post! I’m seriously bawling at every post I read. You are so thoughtful and kind. I’m so blessed to have gotten to know you and eat ALL of those amazing pastries at Blissdom.

I can’t even begin to tell you how surprised I was this morning. What an amazing group of friends I have! Now I just need an entire pan of these and I’ll be good to go. Quick trip to Huntsville this morning? I think yes. ;-)

Thank you so much again!!!!
Caroline

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Erin @ Brownie Bites April 16, 2012 at 7:10 am

I have some foodie friends that look down their nose at using any kind of packaged dough, but you know what? Sometimes you just don’t want to take the hours it requires to make a cinnamon roll dough from scratch, letting it rise, rolling it out, etc etc. This is a GREAT shortcut!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 16, 2012 at 7:11 am

I REALLY shouldn’t know these exist. But I must say there’s a bakery an hour or so from here that closed that made something similar but the size of your head so it’s good to know I can recreate that…and gain back a few pounds temporarily. HA!

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Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) April 16, 2012 at 7:17 am

Oh boy–wish I hadn’t seen these! YUM!!!!

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Melissa | Cajun Sugar Pie April 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

Oh my goodness! I’m drooling! I wish I had crescent rolls because these would be in my oven right now! YUM!

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julia April 16, 2012 at 7:30 am

Hi I’m from Australia and I love the look of these but I don’t know what pillsbury dough is! it looks kind of like puff pastry?? could i just use good quality store bought pastry or any other suggestions for what I could use instead?

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Linda May 5, 2012 at 2:21 am

Im also from australia so would like an answer about that too. Would love to make them. They look delicious.

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Kelly August 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

It’s a refrigerated Crescent Roll dough. Pillsbury is a brand name.

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shelly (cookies and cups) April 16, 2012 at 7:33 am

Oh my! The fact that you used crescent rolls for these makes me love you more! Is it wrong that I could eat the whole pan?

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Jennie April 16, 2012 at 8:11 am

These look so yummy! My kids love cinnamon rolls and I will try this recipe, I too will not be left alone with those babies.

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Sara April 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

Oh my goodness these look AMAZING and SO simple! My hubby would love these! What a great recipe!

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Maura O. April 16, 2012 at 8:38 am

Do you think they could be made the night before and then popped in the oven in the morning? Making these for breakfast for my son who turns 15 tomorrow! He will love them. Thanks!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) April 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

amanda. OMG.

i need these!

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 16, 2012 at 9:13 am

How awesome are these?! Wish I had a plate for myself right now… can’t eat just one, right? :)

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Suzanne Shepherd April 16, 2012 at 9:33 am

This looks easy and delish, Amanda! I have a recipe that uses frozen bread dough rolls that you prepare overnight….it’s wonderful, but the rolls are soooo big when they’re done. These look so perfect – sweet and small…just right. Thanks!

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pamela ponder April 16, 2012 at 9:35 am

YUMM those look really good gonna have to try it my family will love me!!!

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Diane Davies April 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

Oh yum!!!! Pinning this right now. : D

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Deborah April 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

So cute, and so easy!! Love them!

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Wendy April 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

OMG these look sinful and delicious! Gonna make these this week YUMMO!!

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Cassie April 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

This is a fabulous idea, I love using refrigerator crescent rolls. The filling looks just perfect!

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Suzanne April 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

I think the idea of a “virtual” shower is fantastic! I plan to use it for my granddaughter when the time comes…we can “invite” all her friends from Facebook. I am sitting here salivating! All the contributions sound wonderful, but I have a particular craving for the Ooey, Gooey Baby Cinnamon Buns and will be at the grocery store later today stocking up on the ingredients! Mmmmmm! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Heidi @ Food Doodles April 16, 2012 at 11:19 am

These look fantastic! My husbands been crazy for cinnamon buns lately and these look perfect. I love the shot you got looking into the oven :D

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking April 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

NO! Not Pillsbury crescent roll dough! Not because I’m a pre-made dough snob (I love it!) but because we don’t have it here in Germany. These look so amazingly perfectly gooey. Yum! And I love the oodles of pictures. What a great post. :)

To Julia above, I also live abroad and I can’t think of anything that would really be a good substitute. I guess all we can do is make them from scratch. Oh well. These are still magical!

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caro May 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Hey! I’m German,too. We do have this dough here! It’s the same, just called “knack und back” by Pillsbury. Gonna try this tomorrow and will tell u if the “hörnchen” dough works. :)

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Heather Redding April 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

These look so yummy… thanks for sharing! Pillsbury is now making the crescent roll dough without the seams. I just bought it a few weeks ago from Kroger to make another recipe and it was so much easier than using the scored dough!

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Maria April 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

Love me some cinnamon! These look awesome girl!

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Shaina April 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Cheater, cheater pumpkin eater. I love it!

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naomi April 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I love the butter bath! This is downright awesome and heavenly.

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Olivia: I am still learning April 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

that looks soooo good!!!

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Lynna April 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

omg, I LOVE making & eating these! they`re so simple, BUT INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS!

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marla April 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I’ll take a dozen, just for me. OK??!! Love cinnamon buns!

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Cookin' Canuck April 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I would have a very difficult time only eating one of these. Now I’m going to spend the rest of the day trying NOT to think about them. :)

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Maggie April 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I do the same thing, but I save a step and use the Crescent Rounds
http://quick-dish.tablespoon.com/files/2012/01/2012-01-31-brown-bag-breads-crescents-500.jpg
Same thing but already cut into the strips! Just roll out the whole sheet, but you don’t have to cut them, just tear apart! YUM

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Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living April 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

What a perfect baby shower treat!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Love this simple cinnamon roll recipe. Some recipes are so darn time consuming, its almost as intimidating!! Thanks for sharing xoxo

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Damaris April 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I seriously love your blog. Your recipes and photos are amazing!!

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective April 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Congratulations to Caroline!

Amanda those are the cutest most irresistible little buns ever. I’m half-tempted to run to the store so we can have them for DINNER.

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sweetsugarbelle April 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

These look heavenly! On the weekend list!

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Betsy B. April 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Mmmmm … I think I could eat a whole pan right now!!!

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Dar April 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm

OMG! I’m drooling!!! I’ve bookmarked the recipe and can’t wait to whip these babies up! Diet schmi-et! Sometimes a girl has to live a little!

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Erica April 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Easy and delicious! Can’t go wrong :)

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I am drooling too! I must make these for my kids! Hope you’re well!!

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Meagan April 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

OMG I think you are trying to kill me. These are going on the “make as soon as possible” list.

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Wendy April 17, 2012 at 7:41 am

Ok so I made these last night and I think I could have eaten the pie dish they were sooooo good!

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Clara April 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

These look great! Just one thing though, be careful if you’re microwaving butter with the wrapper on… I did that once, but the wrapper was the foil-lined kind. I almost started a fire…

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Kristina Vanni April 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I bet these disappear very quickly! So simple and easy, yet such a great recipe to have on hand. Thanks!

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Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] April 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

These look so sweet and fantastic!! I am going to make these soon. Mmm!

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Diane {Created by Diane} April 18, 2012 at 12:18 am

oh yes, I would like 20 or 30 of these, they are baby sized so I can have more, right :)

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brandi April 18, 2012 at 8:09 am

these are so adorable! and so easy – i love that :)

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April April 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

I made these last night and they were INSANE. I may have also added mini marshmallows to the middle before I rolled the dough up–delicious. Also, I found the Recipe Creations dough at my grocery store. So San Diego is good to go! :)

Thanks for sharing chica!

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Russell at Chasing Delicious April 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

So cute! And I love how straightforward this recipe is. Yummm. You’ve got me craving cinnamon buns now.

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JM April 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Hi there – I recently tried my hand at homemade cinnamon rolls and didn’t want to use yeast and found this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/glazed-cinnamon-biscuits/

Read through the comments…like adding a bit of sugar to the dough. It is SO easy! [I'm living in Africa with no access to packaged products like crescent roles...so I "had" to make it from scratch!!]

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lisa April 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm

OMG> made these tonite. totally could have eaten the whole pan if not for my family standing around me. Love that its so super easy… I have a great homemade dough recipe but in a pinch, these are great! THANK YOU!!! (that came from my mouth – my butt and hips, not so much)

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Jody April 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I too made them right away, and YES, they were scrumptious! And so easy. Thanks for the delicious dessert recipes with pictures Amanda. I’ve made several of them since discovering your site and they have all been a hit with the family.

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hotel antalya April 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

I`ve tried this recipe and i`m really impressed, it has a very good taste. My both child tried it and they like it a lot. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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Corrie April 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I am making these in the morning! I actually found the Pillsbury Dough Sheet at my Super Target the other day. I bought two and tonight made braided breadsticks with it. Yum! Can’t wait to get these cinnamon rolls made tomorrow.

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erin aka eef April 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm

omg, please don’t ever share anything so delicious ever again, I’m not going to be able to fit through my doorway now that I know how to make these.

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Brian @ A Thought For Food April 21, 2012 at 10:16 am

I have a soft spot for cinnamon buns… and these look absolutely perfect.

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Teri Suzuki April 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Made these baby cinnamon buns this morning and they are out of this world! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful recipes! Aloha, Teri

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Beth April 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Made these for Sunday School this morning and they were delicious and a big hit! Thanks bunches!

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Bargainmoose April 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

This recipe looks SO amazing! I would have never of thought to make cinnamon buns with crescent dough! I will be serving this at my next get together and i’m sure my guests will love it. Thanks for the great idea! -Kate

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Kim April 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Found this recipe on Pinterest and just made, OMG, these are PURE HEAVEN, buttery sweet cinnamon sugar goodness!!!! Thank u for sharing!

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Melissa Jefferson April 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I just made these! Both my kids, myself and husband ate every single one of them. ;-) Thanks so much for the great step by step pictures and great instructions. I hope you are enjoying Italy. ;-)

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Lauren | Lauren Nicole Photography April 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

Hi Amanda! I just made these (there are four left waiting for husband and teen). The little ones LOVED them, me too! I can’t resist anything where a crescent roll plays an integral part. ;D

My ONLY complaint is that I am not a vanilla glaze person. I didn’t like the glaze – all I could taste was the powdered sugar. I think next time I will make a Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll frosting copycat to go along with it (found one that has cream cheese). The kids LOVED the glaze, though, and were eating the left over with a spoon. ;)

Thanks for another amazing recipe!

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Kathy April 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm

These were absolutely delicious! I will admit here that I ate two. Tried to avoid eating the glaze with a spoon. Will have to skip something tomorrow…

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Deanna C May 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

Oh my betsy and suzys!!! These were awesome!!! I will never buy “ready made ” cinnamon rolls in a can when I can make these! We loved them, we also love your Bicsuit beignets too! Oh and we had your Spicy sausage pasta last night FABULOUS! And tomorrow night it’s your shepherds pie, I will be the first in line to buy YOUR cookbook ;) any thoughts on that?!

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Leslie Mac May 25, 2012 at 8:53 am

Curious if everyone felt that they needed to use a glass pan? I only have a metal pie pan.

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Kristin May 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

Just made these. The flavor was sooo delicious, my only issue was that when I took them out of the oven, all the butter had made it soupy and soggy. I followed the recipe to a t. I guess maybe I’ll cut the butter amount for the bottom of the pan? Otherwise, so delish!

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Jeff June 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Great Recipe. WAR EAGLE!!!!

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Melissa June 7, 2012 at 3:38 am

My whole family loved them. I used to make cinnamon rolls from scratch (which would take forever) and weren’t nearly as good. These were fantastic and so simple to make. I also added a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese to the frosting. I will definitely be making these babies again- thank you!

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nate July 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm

just made these yesterday! OH MY GOODNESS! So so so delicious. Thank you. I’m going to try with the larger Pillsbury crescent rolls and see how it goes. Yum!!!

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Jasmine July 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! I have finally found a simple recipe for make cinnamon rolls that look amazing… My boyfriend’s birthday is tomorrow and I know from pervious times that he loves cinnamon rolls! And so I wanted to make him some or one big one! But after seeing this recipe, I know exactly what I’m going to make these, they looked so wonderful when I found your recipe that I went straight to the store to buy all the products! And even though it’s so tempting to bake them tonight and pig out! :-) I’m not, I’ll try to wait until the morning so when he comes over, the house will smell like cinnamon and sugar baked all up! I know he will fall in love with these cinnamon rolls! :-) Thank you so much for the recipe, I can’t wait to make, bake, and especially eat them! :-D

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Susie July 14, 2012 at 8:41 am

I just made these for my daughter’s slumber party. They are so easy to make and so yummy! I found a new weekend favorite! :D

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Yoli July 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

Loved them, my bf and me ate all of ‘em besides one! He finished that one the next AM! Definitely, a keeper recipe! Btw, I used my Coffee-mate white choc caramel latte creamer w/ powdered sugar for the glaze –HEAVENLY! I can’t wait to make my second batch! :)

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Nancy Cowan July 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

OMG! I just made these and they were SOOOO awesome! I can’t imagine them being any more scrumptious if they were made from scratch. I adore cinnamon rolls but never wanted to take the time to make them from scratch. Now I don’t have to! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

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Shannon August 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I just made these and they are amazingly good! I love a good semi-homemade recipe. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

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Mary Maurer September 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

These had way too much sugar. We could barely eat them. I was a little disappointed. My niece and I made them together and she only ate one. Next time I’ll try cutting the sugar in half.

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Dian November 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

These look Ah-Mazing!!! But did I miss something? Where does the butter and brown sugar mixture com into play? I see it mixed but then set aside and when the crescent dough is rolled out, it’s the remaining butter that is slathered, not the butter brown sugar mixture? Help ! I would love to try these withy kids!

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Corrie November 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

I was just rereading this and noticed your comment about being unable to achieve soft, from-scratch cinnamon rolls. I’d been working on overcoming that same issue, and recently hit on what seems to be the solution : a LOWER OVEN TEMP. Instead of baking my ‘rolls at 375F {which is what my favorite yeast dough recipe calls for}, I started doing them at 325F and, sure enough…the change was enough to keep the tops from getting tough while the insides cooked to perfection. I’ve started baking my dinner rolls at the lower temp as well, and it makes such a difference!
Maybe it’ll work for you too?! :o)

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Katja November 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Huge fan of baby cinnamon buns. Best ever cinnamon recipe. I made 16 buns on two separate occasions and we still don’t know how they taste cold!!! I also documented one of my attempts: http://katinkitchen.com/baby-cinnamon-buns/

Feel free to take a peak. I’d appreciate it. Thanks

PS

Just love your website!

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Pam December 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I have these in the oven now. Not sure if I did anything wrong but I only got 6 Cinnamon Rolls out of this recipe. If I cut them any thinner they would fall apart. Maybe my 6 will be a little bit more filling than making 8 :) We will see!

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Denise December 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Just made a double batch for four of us…..three are left. Amazing recipe!

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Ashley December 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

Made these for Christmas morning. I made a double batch, since I saw these were fairly small. THEY WERE FANTASTIC. I followed the recipe exactly. My family said over and over “there’s no way we can go back to store bought or pre-made cinnamon rolls!”.
I will make a few changes the next time I make it– with the double batch, I ended up with a whole stick of butter at the bottom of the pan for the crust. Before serving, I drained a TON of butter out of the bottom, because the rolls were SWIMMING in butter. I’ll cut it to 3/4 of a stick– maybe even 1/2 of a stick– next time.
Also, I made a double batch of the icing- this is a VERY rich icing, so I used very, very little of it. I will probably make 1/2 of the original batch next time.

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Laurie December 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I’m making these tomorrow for breakfast. They look delicious!

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Rhonda January 11, 2013 at 7:27 am

Dear, sweet, lovely Amanda!

Absolutely DIVINE recipe!
I am having some with a cup of coffee as I type!

I have been very ill the past 3 months, so Pinterest has become my friend! I have soooo many boards, my favorite being easy recipes.

This morning is the first time I have had the energy to bake something in 3 months!

I am so glad I chose your recipe. God Bless and Happy New Year!

Rhoni

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stephen January 20, 2013 at 6:10 am

thanks for this wonderful recipe & pictorial!

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Debbie January 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Just made these- delicious!! very yummy and I didn’t evven bother with the glaze as they were perfect as it. Yet another reason to keep a can of crescent rolls on hand! Thank you :)

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Tami February 26, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Can’t wait to try these cinnamon rolls. My family loves them but never want to wait for them to rise. I also like that you use Publix products to make your cinnamon rolls. (Publix employee for 34 years)

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Itanni March 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I love your blog!!! I sometimes do not have time to bake from scratch but I have always been apprehensive about using the box mix. You have given me some great recipes to try. Thank you! :)

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LaToya April 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I made this and it was like Heaven In My Mouth!!!! A Must Try!!!

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Maria July 4, 2013 at 7:37 am

Loved reading your funny comments! Def trying these out in the morning!

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Coupons Canada November 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

I make these treats all the time – they are so simple to make! I just wish they lasted longer in our house.. my family eats them all up in less than 24 hours!

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jp November 22, 2013 at 7:08 am

why not just put the butter in the pie pan and melt it in there – save time and a dirty dish? Better yet melt in the heated oven instead of the microwave.

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Rachel January 6, 2014 at 6:58 am

I made these recently, following the recipe to a T, but they were soggy and didn’t rise. I cooked them longer but it didn’t help. They were in a pan similar as pictured but they ended up buttered floppy dough. ?????

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Amanda January 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Sounds like you got a bad (or old) can of Pillsbury crescents! :(

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Fifi February 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm

This looks divine and super easy, thanks for sharing. I’d like to to know what is the size of the pie plate

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Amber May 24, 2014 at 6:52 am

I have read and re read this recipe 100 times. I don’t see any place or instructions to apply the butter/brown sugar mixture. Anyone ?? Help !!!

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Amanda May 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Hi Amber,

You leave it in the bottom of the pie plate. It helps form a buttery, sugary crust on the bottom of the cinnamon buns. Hope this helps!

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Noelle August 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

Just made these for me and my husband…suffice it to say that I’m glad he’s here or I’d probably eat the whole pan! What a great idea for the kids too.

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jennifer September 7, 2014 at 4:06 am

Thanks for the idea! I live in France and don’t have access to many typical American ingredients, so I always have to find creative substitutes for everything. I have tried making cinnamon rolls from scratch…disaster, so this shortcut has given me many ideas. I will use less sugar all around next time. I tried it this morning with a rolled pie crust that everyone uses in France here, and it was nice, but I will try with pizza crust next time…thanks again!

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