Easy Cinnamon Rolls

There are several ways to make good Cinnamon Rolls. This recipe is the fast and easy way. It takes a very short time for prep because the base ingredient is packaged crescent rolls. These Cinnamon Rolls were gone almost before I got a picture of them.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls
1 (12 ounce) package crescent rolls
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with parchment paper. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into two rectangles. Brush the melted butter evenly over the two rectangles of dough. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together; sprinkle over the butter. Sprinkle chopped pecans over the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll each rectangle of dough up evenly, then cut into 1-inch slices. Place the slices cut side up on the prepared pan. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool, then drizzle with icing.

To make the icing: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls.

Unroll the crescent roll dough, divide into 2 rectangles, then brush with melted butter.

Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Sprinkle with pecans if desired.

Roll each rectangle up separately, then slice into 1-inch pieces.

Place slices on the parchment paper lined pan.

Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

Drizzle with icing.

These Cinnamon Rolls are so good, but I don't have any real proof, there are none left. You need to bake a batch of these and see for yourself.


  1. Anita, I have two tubes of crescent rolls in my fridge I have to use up. This is how I'm going to use them - what a great idea!

  2. Anything with cresent dough and I'm in! They sound wonderful!!!

  3. I'm not surprised that they disappeared so quickly because they look delicious. Love those crescent rolls even in their original plain form. Hope you have a great weekend, Anita.--------- Shannon

  4. I've made these before, Anita, and they are wonderful! I think you & I must be kitchen sisters. We seem to like the same kinds of recipes. Have a good weekend!

  5. What a great time saving idea. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. Great idea for a lovely quick cinnamon desert!

  7. I've seen this technique before-and I must admit the idea is super tempting!

  8. I made these this morning--so good!

  9. Yum! My kids have to have Cinnamon Rolls EVERY week... it's a Thursday breakfast treat for them!

    I'd love for you to link up your recipes at What's Cooking Wednesday (http://thekingscourt4.blogspot.com/search/label/What%27s%20Cooking%20Wednesday) whenever you get a chance! We meet each week and would love to have you join :)

  10. I can never resist cinnamon rolls - and I can these everyday
    Wonderful looking rolls you've made :)

  11. I already commented on these before Anita. They still look yummy! Just stopped by to thank you for coming by the party tonight!

  12. Yum yum! I can never say no to Cinnamon Rolls. There is just something about their sweet carbs!

  13. Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  14. These look delicious and easy too :) Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday, I hope to see you next week too!

  15. Anita, these look so yummy! Wish I had some rolls, I would be making these today. Hope you are having a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen