Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Comfort foods are a great thing. Delicious, indulgent, usually nostalgic — they can soothe just about any bad mood or grumbly tummy. What’s even better is comfort food that is easy to make!

Since it has been such a crazy week at work, and I have been especially demanding on several of my co-workers for a big project, I decided to make the office a Friday morning treat! This recipe for Mini Cinnamon Rolls is one of my favorite recipes. It is so simple, and yet such a crowd pleaser. These things disappear FAST!

Here is what you need:

  • 2 cans of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • chopped nuts (optional)
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Unroll both cans of crescent rolls and separate each sheet of dough along the center perforation to form 4 rectangles. Press the diagonal perforations to seal the triangle pieces together.

Stir together the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Spread this mixture evenly over each rectangle. You can sprinkle chopped nuts over the spread, if you like. Roll the rectangles up like a jelly roll, starting at the long end.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Keep the dough cold. It’s easier to work with!

Use a serrated knife to gently slice each “log” into six 1-inch pieces. Use shortening or a spray to grease two 8-inch cake pans. Arrange the rolls about 1/4 inch apart. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Ready for the oven!

While the rolls are cooking, stir together the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt. Drizzle this mixture over the rolls when they get done in the oven! And enjoy the ooey-gooey goodness!

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Just for funsies, I did a batch with Nutella as the filling! Something I saw on … wait for it … Pinterest. Anyway, these Nutella Rolls were less work and equally as delicious. WIN!

Mini Nutella Roll

Mini Nutella Roll

So to make these, you just need the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Nutella — and then the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt to make the glaze!

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