Make-shift cinnamon rolls made the easy way and you will not believe how amazing these Cinnamon Roll Crescents are! The baked crescent dough is flakey and buttery, filled with a gooey brown sugar cinnamon filling and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. These cinnamon crescent rolls come together in minutes and you will not believe how amazing they are!
When it's nice out, I really try to take advantage of it. It's always good to have a little trick up your sleeve for yummy treat ideas like these that take only minutes to prepare so you're in and out of the kitchen in no time! If you know me, you know how much I adore fluffy cinnamon rolls and now I don't need to spend hours in the kitchen rising dough! And neither do you.
These easy cinnamon crescent rolls are made easy by using store-bought crescent dough or puff pastry and they have the same flavors you know and love about your favorite treat, the cinnamon roll. The flavors come SO close and the fact that they're so easy to make is unreal. My family absolutely loves when I make these.
Why you'll love this recipe
- These pillsbury crescent roll cinnamon rolls have the same flavors you know and love about a classic cinnamon roll, without the hassle.
- Cinnamon crescent rolls are so easy to make and come together in minutes.
- Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make this recipe.
- Crescent dough: I use Pillsbury crescent dough for these. Puff pastry would also be tasty. Just like my Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels that also use crescent dough.
- Light brown sugar: You can also use dark brown sugar to deepen the flavor in the cinnamon roll filling recipe.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions.
Substitutions & Variations
- Apple Cinnamon Roll Crescents: Add thinly sliced, chopped apples on top of filling mixture before rolling up the crescents.
- Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Crescents: Add chocolate chips on top of filling before rolling them up.
- Fall: Substitute the cinnamon for pumpkin pie spice for a cozier Fall version.
How to make crescent cinnamon rolls
Here is a brief overview of how to make crescent cinnamon rolls with Pillsbury dough.
- Separate all of the dough triangles.
- Stir together filling ingredients and spread on top of each triangle. Really pack it on.
- Roll them up and bake!
- When they're done, mix up the glaze ingredients and drizzle on top of warm rolls.
Be sure not to over-bake your crescent cinnamon rolls! That is the one cardinal rule for making these. You want them to be gooey and soft in the center.
Store cinnamon roll crescents at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, warm in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
Sure! While I think they taste best fresh from the oven, you can bake these up to 1 day in advance. They will not have the same fluffy and puffy appearance but will still be equally as delicious! Heat them up in the oven for a few minutes and glaze them just before serving. My favorite way to make these ahead of time is to prepare recipe up to just before baking. Refrigerate prepared raw rolls and bake them off when ready to eat!
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Cinnamon Roll Crescents
- 1 8 oz can crescent dough or puff pastry
- ½ cup light brown sugar packed
- 3 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tbs heavy cream or milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Unroll crescent dough on a large, ungreased baking sheet and separate triangles.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread mixture on top of each triangle of dough and pack it on. Roll up the triangles on an angle and position them on the baking sheet 2" apart.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden brown.
- For the glaze, mix powdered sugar, cream and vanilla together in a small bowl until combined. Add as much or as little to get desired consistency. Drizzle over warm rolls.
The provided nutritional information is an estimate per serving. Accuracy is not guaranteed.