Everyone knows the center of a cinnamon roll is the best part. That’s why I love this easy cinnamon roll recipe. It makes the softest, gooiest, best cinnamon rolls ever. The entire cinnamon roll tastes like the middle! They’re also topped with a sweet cinnamon roll icing made without cream cheese.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls + Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls + Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

This is honestly the best cinnamon roll recipe if you’re looking for fast, delicious cinnamon buns!

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls + Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast

I’ve tried so many recipes for homemade cinnamon roll dough, but for some reason the cinnamon buns always get hard after they cool. Now I use crescent rolls instead of making my own dough and the cinnamon buns always turn out super soft and fluffy. This is really the best cinnamon roll recipe if you’re looking for something fast and easy! You don’t have to make the dough or wait for the yeast to rise!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients

Cinnamon Roll Recipe Ingredients

You only need 5 simple ingredients for these easy cinnamon rolls! Crescent rolls, butter, cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls  — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls (Step by Step)

First we’re going to make the gooey brown sugar filling that goes in the bottom of the pan. That’s what makes these cinnamon rolls so soft and gooey all over!

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls  — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Add 4 tablespoons of melted butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar into the bottom of a pie pan.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls  — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

And stir to combine.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls

Now unroll the crescent rolls dough…

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls

And pinch together the seams.

Does anyone remember Pillsbury Recipe Creations? It was just like their crescent rolls, 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?

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls

Spread 4 tablespoons of softened butter over the crescent rolls dough.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls

And sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls

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

The Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Ever!

Place the cinnamon buns into the prepared pie plate.

The Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Ever!

If you have any leftover cinnamon sugar, just sprinkle it right on top of the cinnamon buns.

Can You Make These Cinnamon Rolls The Night Before?

Yes! At this point you can cover tightly and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake. I’ve definitely made these the night before and then baked them in the morning.

Or of course you can go ahead and bake now!

Cinnamon rolls in the oven - The Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Ever!

When ready, bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Icing

While the cinnamon buns are baking, let’s make my absolute favorite Cinnamon Roll Icing ever. You’ll need powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla. I prefer a simple sweet cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese.

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Whisk all the cinnamon roll icing ingredients together until smooth. If you don’t have cream, you can just use butter and milk instead. The exact proportions are in the recipe below.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls + Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

After baking, here are our soft, gooey cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven!

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls + Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

See that beautiful, gooey brown sugar crust??

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls + Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Place one (or two!) of the cinnamon rolls on a plate and top with sweet cinnamon roll icing.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls + Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

These are honestly the best cinnamon rolls ever!!

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls + Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing — The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Seriously in love with this cinnamon roll recipe with crescent rolls!


Easy Cinnamon Rolls

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 rolls 1x
  • Category: Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cuisine: Breakfast


These are the best, easiest, softest cinnamon rolls ever!



  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) softened butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


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


  1. 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. Cover the bottom evenly with butter/sugar mixture.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with cinnamon roll icing (recipe follows) and serve warm. Store leftover cinnamon buns at room temperature.


  1. 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.

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163 Responses
  1. R

    Made these Saturday morning, 8/24/19, for relatives who were leaving town. The recipe was a quick and easy. Got rave reviews on the flavor! Only had coconut milk (can) and I used it instead of the milk suggested in the recipe. Also, I used a large pie pan, and the rolls didn’t spread as much as I thought. There’s not size reference in the recipe. Will use a smaller pie plate next time. All in all, everyone loved them and it’s been requested I can cook these anytime!!! Thank you.

  2. Kathy

    These were amazing. My kids inhaled these and licked the plates. I used a different frosting though but I would definitely make these again. Simple and easy.

  3. Kimberly

    These were amazingly delicious! Perfect for just me and my little man who don’t keep many ingredients in our house. I didn’t even need to go to the store! Especially on a 10° day outside! Mine only made 7, but still perfect amount for two people. Maybe I measured incorrectly but my pan had way to much butter so next time I will cut back a little. Thank you for the whipping cream substitute for the icing! I never have cream and I did not want to go out to the store :)

  4. Peter

    These made some delicious cinnamon rolls. My kids hugged me excitedly. I did change some things. I used way less white sugar, maybe a tablespoon. There is so much sugar, you don’t need it there. And I used half the amount of butter and it was excellent. Will definitely make these again.

  5. Jen

    These are delicious! Just made them! I probably could have left them in another couple minutes but that’s probably just an issue with my stove. Absolutely love these!

  6. Robin Hamilton

    Wow! This is fantastic. I bet they would be scrumptious baby cinnamon buns amazing for kids. Will definitely try this for my son.

  7. Carla

    Thank YOU for sharing this recipe! I cannot tell you how lonnnng I have been searching for a simple and delicious cinnamon roll recipe! I finally hit the jackpot! So YUMALICIOUS!!!

  8. Loretha

    I made these tonight and my family loved them…..the icing tasted like vailla flavoring..I am going to make more icing using a pinch of flovoring. Overall…i give this recipe 5 stars

  9. Bob

    These are better tha Cinnabuns…..THE BEST!!!!! And so easy to make!! My only suggestion is to make certain there is room left between the buns to allow them to cook properly getting crispy on the entire outside.  Thanks for sharing!

  10. Lynn

    Made these yesterday to take to a mother daughter lunch.  We restricted ourselves to two each but I’m here to say, I think we could have polished off the entire thing.  I think the next time I make them and there wil be a next time, actually many next times, I’ll try adding some chopped pecans and or cinnamon chips.  Oh yea, cinnamon chips!

  11. Sue

    I made these this morning and — wow!! So, so good!! Because it is in my nature to “healthy” everything up, I have to admit that I used far less butter than called for and still they were gooey, decadent tasting and vanished off the plate in a matter of seconds (I have a family of four). Thanks for a great recipe! This one is a definite keeper! :)

  12. Shari

    This didn’t turn out ? The rolls did not rise well and they were a mess. They TASTED good but they flopped. Great idea and I wish it worked. Rolls had a good date.

    1. Kate

      These looked beautiful and tasted great but they were gooey on the bottom , so they mushed out of the pie dish but maybe if I used less the half a stick of butter for bottom they would have gotten nice and crusty. :) great though!! Thanks!

  13. Bobo

    Hi Amanda!

    Looks so good. I want to make this for an early morning tailgate and was wondering if I could prepare these the night before and then bake them up in the morning so that they’re warm. Can I prepare it and keep it in the fridge until ready to bake?

    Thanks so much

  14. Natalya

    I did it !!!!! ))))) I made double … )))
    My husband is very happy about sweet-sweet buns ! )))
    I like all together: buns, sweet base, creamy glaze !!!
    Thanks for recepe and PERFECT IDIA !!!
    Best wishes at all !

  15. Natalya

    I LIKE THE IDIA !!! But I don,t have This ready pastry (((
    Could You tel me the weight of “””1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls””” ? I will try to meke my own crescent pastry.
    I find in the internet that can of pasrty You use is 28 g ??? Is it right ???

  16. abigail

    This was so amazing! I LOVE cinnamon rolls,but it always takes way too long to rise,and make the dough. THIS WAS PERFECT!!! THANK YOU!!!

  17. Julie

    ok WOW. It was perfect! I had the pillsbury cinnamon rolls already so I used those instead. I also made a homemade cream cheese frosting which really topped off the dish! I can’t wait for my husband to come home so he can rave about my (or rather your) culinary genius lol. Yeah, I’m sure you can tell I’m pretty new at baked goods! :) Thanks so much for this recipe.

  18. Glenda P

    My daughter made these almost every day last winter when she was at home for the holidays. Omg.

    Thanks you for sharing.

  19. Lori

    i just made a double batch of these for breakfast for my family & they were a hit! I loved the buttery, caramelized sugar crust on the bottom. We will never buy the cinnamon rolls in a can again. They were super easy to make and loved by all. Now I need to go for a run to burn off all of the extra calories I just ate…let’s just say I couldn’t stop at 2! ;)

  20. Marcie

    I didn’t have crescent roll dough available but used Grand canned biscuit dough instead. They turned out great! Also great left over. Not soggy at all :-)

  21. Jessica G

    Not sure what I did. Or why mine didn’t turn out like the pictures but mine were swimming in butter. When I combined the 4Tbsp of butter and brown sugar it was not thick. When I baked them, the rolls were drowning in butter, so I just had to toss them. Mine were tiny as well. Maybe there are larger crossiants?! I would only use half of a stick of butter and spread it in the dough & place all of the sugar inside the dough not the pan. The icing turned out yummy though :)

  22. Mary Jane

    Girl, you should be as big as a barn!!! You have the absolutely BEST recipes! I think I’ve printed and pinned every single one of them!

  23. jennifer

    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!

  24. Noelle

    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.

  25. Amber

    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 !!!

    1. Amanda

      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!

  26. Rachel

    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. ?????

    1. Jennifer Hogan

      This happened to me, too!! ?
      We still ate them but it just wasn’t the same as a cinnamon roll one might expect. 

  27. jp

    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.

  28. Coupons Canada

    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!

  29. Itanni

    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! :)

  30. Tami

    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)

  31. Debbie

    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 :)

  32. Rhonda

    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!


  33. Ashley

    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.

  34. Pam

    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!

  35. Corrie

    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)

  36. Dian

    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!

  37. Mary Maurer

    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.

  38. Nancy Cowan

    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.

  39. Yoli

    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! :)

  40. Susie

    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

  41. Jasmine

    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

  42. nate

    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!!!

  43. Melissa

    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!

  44. Kristin

    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!

  45. Deanna C

    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?!

  46. Kathy

    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…

  47. Lauren | Lauren Nicole Photography

    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!

  48. Melissa Jefferson

    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. ;-)

  49. Kim

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

  50. Bargainmoose

    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

  51. Teri Suzuki

    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

  52. erin aka eef

    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.

  53. Corrie

    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.

  54. hotel antalya

    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.

  55. Jody

    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.

  56. lisa

    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)

  57. Russell at Chasing Delicious

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

  58. April

    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!

  59. Clara

    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…

  60. Dar

    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!

  61. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    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.

  62. Kiran @

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

  63. Cookin' Canuck

    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. :)

  64. Heather Redding

    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!

  65. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    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!

    1. caro

      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. :)

  66. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    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

  67. Suzanne

    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.

  68. Suzanne Shepherd

    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!

  69. Maura O.

    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!

  70. Jennie

    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.

  71. shelly (cookies and cups)

    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?

  72. julia

    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?

    1. Linda

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

    2. Natalie

      Crescent rolls are similar to croissants, but these come pre-made in a can similar to biscuits (not English tea biscuits, but Southern fluffy eat-with-gravy-and-butter biscuits.) When made as directed, crescent rolls look just like little croissants. This recipe, however, has all of the dough laid out into one piece instead of broken apart to make the individual rolls. Hope that helps with the confusion!

      And yes, as someone mentioned below, Pillsbury is a brand name. They make all sorts of bakery products.

  73. Melissa | Cajun Sugar Pie

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

  74. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    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!

  75. Erin @ Brownie Bites

    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!

  76. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    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!!!!

  77. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

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

  78. rebecca @ beurrista

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

  79. tracy

    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. :)

  80. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    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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