Monday, March 26, 2012

Bite-size Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these mini cinnamon rolls yesterday for my young women's class in church. They turned to be just as tasty as they were cute! I found the recipe for these mini cinnamon rolls via Pinterest and knew they would be perfect to double as my object lesson and treat. I changed the recipe quite a bit, but kept the idea of using crescent rolls for the dough.

The girls told me they were almost like little cinnamon roll cookies, which was a fun twist. My boys ate them right up, they ended up being the perfect little portion for them! I will definitely be making these little guys again soon, as they were so easy and delicious.

Bite-size Cinnamon Rolls
makes 32 mini rolls


2 (8oz) tubes crescent roll dough
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

 For the cream cheese frosting:
 4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1/2 c. butter (softened)
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla


Preheat oven according to crescent roll dough package directions. Layout half the dough (4 triangles) and pinch all the seams together. Flip over and pinch the seams on the back side together too. Using a rolling pin, smooth the seams and roll the dough into a square about 1/4″ thick.

Brush with half the butter, and sprinkle with as much cinnamon and brown sugar as you want. Roll into a log and cut into 8 pieces.

Place mini cinnamon rolls into a non-stick sprayed mini muffin tin. Repeat steps with the other half and the other tube of crescent rolls. Bake according to package directions.

Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Once rolls have cooled, spread over the top and enjoy!


  1. Nom nom nom! Those look fantastic!

  2. These look so much easier that baking from scratch.
    WIll have to try them. I bet you are a great
    YW leader.


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