Sunday, November 27, 2011
Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
On Thanksgiving morning, I wanted to have a special breakfast. I knew we wouldn't eat our Thanksgiving meal until dinnertime. I also thought the girls might want to help. So when I saw this recipe on Pinterest for cinnamon crescent rolls, I had no doubt this was the perfect way to start the day.
And it was.
The girls enjoyed helping me. They helped slather on the cinnamon goodness then roll up the rolls. And of course, they helped me eat them.
I basically followed the recipe on the site above and likely wouldn't change anything. They were just delicious. My favorite part was the cinnamon roll taste without being overly sweet. Like a hint of sweetness.
2 cans crescent rolls (I did use the lower fat ones...figured if I could cut back on fat somewhere, I could eat more :)
1 stick butter softened (I did not set mine out early enough, so I softened it in the microwave...it is probably better to set it out ahead of time. Mine was pretty soft)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar (for glaze)
1 tsp vanilla (for glaze)
2 tbsp milk (for glaze)
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Beat butter, sugar, and cinnamon. I just had my daughter use a spoon to stir it thoroughly.
Unroll crescent roll triangles. (The original recipe said to use rectangles but I went with the triangles :) Spread a good spoonful of mixture onto the triangle and roll up like you normally would with a crescent roll.
Place rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.
My rolls did get messy because some of the mixture leaked out. So I did move them to another pan, flipping them, about 10 minutes into the baking to make sure they didn't get soggy.
Meanwhile, mix the glaze.
When rolls are finished, drizzle glaze over them.
We will be making these again.