Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Published Date: November 28, 2022

Elevate refrigerated crescent rolls with this simple Cinnamon Crescent Rolls recipe! Buttery rolls are filled with a sweet cinnamon filling, then baked to golden brown perfection. Topped with delicious vanilla icing, these crescent rolls are drool-worthy!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Many of these ingredients are pantry staples, making for a quick last-minute treat!
  • This recipe is easy to customize! Experiment with different fruit, nuts, or spices for a new flavor.
  • It’s an easy recipe to get kids into the kitchen and helping out!
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Cinnamon Crescent Rolls Ingredients

  • Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract

*see recipe card for amounts

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How to Make Cinnamon Crescent Rolls in the Oven

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until smooth and fully incorporated. Set aside. 

Step 3: Next, unroll the cold crescent dough on a lightly floured surface and separate each of the 8 triangles. Use a spatula or butter knife to distribute the cinnamon butter filling equally between each crescent roll, spreading to the edges of each triangle.

Step 4: Beginning at the widest point of the triangle, roll each crescent down to the end, ensuring the tip is tucked underneath.

Step 5: Place each cinnamon crescent roll on the baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes until golden brown.

Step 6: While the crescent rolls bake, make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Step 7: Ice each baked crescent roll, serve warm, and enjoy!

Storage and Re-heating Notes

This dish stores well and can be enjoyed for days after. Enjoy these Cinnamon Crescent Rolls for up to 2 days when left on the counter, or place them in the fridge for a longer shelf life. 

IN THE FRIDGE: Place leftovers in an air-tight container and enjoy for up to 5 days. Storage in the fridge instructions here 

IN THE FREEZER: These crescent rolls can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: To enjoy warm, reheat them in the oven or microwave.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can I use cream cheese icing in this recipe?

Yes, cream cheese icing on top would be a delicious substitute!

Try using fruit in this recipe!

Fruit would be a fantastic addition to these Cinnamon Crescent Rolls! Adding apples, blueberries, or raspberries to the filling makes for a delicious twist.

Watch your bake time!

Ovens can vary, so change the bake time as necessary, and check your crescent rolls early in the baking time.

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Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Whip up these simple Cinnamon Crescent Rolls with just a handful of pantry staples. Fluffy crescent rolls are filled with a delicious blend of cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, then topped with sweet vanilla icing.
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Course: Air Fryer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 193kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until smooth and fully incorporated. Set aside. 
  • On a lightly floured surface, unroll the cold crescent dough and separate each of the 8 triangles. Use a spatula or butter knife to distribute the cinnamon butter filling equally between each crescent roll, spreading to edges of each triangle.
  • Beginning at the widest point of the triangle, roll each crescent down to the point, making sure the tip is tucked underneath.
  • Place each cinnamon crescent roll on the baking and bake for 8-12 minutes until golden brown.
  • While the crescent rolls bake, make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Ice each of the baked crescent rolls and serve warm.

Notes

  • Crescent dough can quickly become sticky as it reaches room temperature. Using a floured surface prevents it from sticking. 
  • Be sure to use softened butter so the filling is smooth. 
  • Ovens can vary so change the bake time as necessary, and check your crescent rolls early in the baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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