8 Minute Mini Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


  • 1 (8-ounce) tube crescent roll dough (Pillsbury is common)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Ground cinnamon (to taste)
  • Brown sugar (to taste)

Icing Options

Maple Icing

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Mini muffin tin
  • Rolling pin
  • Small bowl (for icing)
  • Whisk or fork


1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease your mini muffin tin.

2. Prepare Dough: Open the crescent roll dough and separate it along the perforations into two rectangles. Pinch together any seams in the dough.

3. Roll and Fill: Lightly flour a surface and roll each dough rectangle into a thin square (about 1/4 inch thick). Brush each square with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and brown sugar to taste.

4. Form Rolls: Roll each dough square into a log. Cut each log into 8 even slices.

5. Bake: Place the mini cinnamon rolls into the prepared muffin tin. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.

6. Make Icing: While the rolls bake, prepare your icing of choice:

7. Maple Icing: Whisk maple syrup and milk in a bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar, whisking until desired consistency is reached.

8. Cream Cheese Icing: Beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until the icing is light and fluffy.

9. Ice and Enjoy: Allow rolls to cool slightly before drizzling them with the icing. Serve warm and enjoy!


Adjust Sweetness: Control the sweetness by adjusting the amount of brown sugar and the thickness of the icing.

No Mini Muffin Tin? Cut into slightly larger pieces and bake in a regular muffin tin, increasing baking time slightly.

Be Creative! Add chopped nuts, a little orange zest, or try other spice mixtures for variations.


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