Dessert Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

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  • Cinnamon Crescent Rolls – Perfectly flaky crescent rolls with a cinnamon sugar filling and sweet vanilla glaze. This delicious recipe will become one of your favorite crescent roll desserts!

    These cinnamon crescent rolls are simple, quick and absolutely delicious. If you’re a fan of all things cinnamon and sugar, you’ll love my easy homemade churros, monkey bread, cinnamon oat baked apples, cinnamon swirl quick bread and cinnamon roll sugar cookies.

    cinnamon sugar crescent rolls with glaze on top

    Cinnamon sugar crescent rolls

    Do you ever find yourself craving dessert late at night but don’t feel like baking up a storm? I do all the time! I know, I know… probably not the best to be eating desserts late at night, but it’s one of my favorite things! These dessert crescent rolls are the PERFECT treat and are easy to whip up! :)

    I made these cinnamon crescent rolls yesterday and they were such a yummy treat. The boys loved them and were begging for seconds. These were seriously very easy to make and it’s the perfect treat to let your kids help out with.

    With this cinnamon crescent rolls recipe, you can have a yummy dessert prepared and cooked in 20 minutes. That’s my kind of dessert! ;) They’re perfectly flaky, with a delicious cinnamon sugar filling and sweet glaze. Similar flavor to a cinnamon roll, but easier and more flaky!

    process shots showing how to make cinnamon crescent rolls How to make cinnamon crescent rolls

    Step 1: Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet 

    Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the crescent dough and lay on top of the baking sheet.

    Step 2: Spread filling on crescents 

    Mix together butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using a spoon, spread the filling on top of crescent dough. Then roll up the crescents and place on baking sheet with seams down.

    Step 3: Bake crescents 

    Bake the cinnamon crescent rolls for 9-12 minutes, or until tops are lightly golden.

    Step 4: Drizzle with glaze

    Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Then once the crescents have slightly cooled, drizzle glaze on top. Serve and enjoy!

    drizzling glaze on top of cinnamon crescent rolls with a spoon

    Baking tips

    • I love using Pillsbury crescent rolls for convenience, but feel free to use homemade dough if desired.
    • Can add in extras like chocolate chips, nuts or chopped fruit.
    • Other yummy toppings: powdered sugar, caramel or melted chocolate.
    • Can also make a variation for Nutella crescent rolls. Check out the ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below.
    • Storage: Add to an airtight container or zip top bag and store in fridge for 2-3 days.
    • Freezing: Wrap each crescent individually in foil, then place in a freezer bag. Store in freezer for 1-2 months.
    • Reheating: Reheat in the oven at 375°F until warm for best results.

    cinnamon sugar crescent rolls with glaze on top

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    Cinnamon Crescent Rolls Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cinnamon crescent rolls, crescent roll desserts, dessert crescent rolls, pillsbury crescent recipes
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 208
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Cinnamon Crescent Rolls - Perfectly flaky crescent rolls with a cinnamon sugar filling and sweet vanilla glaze. This delicious recipe will become one of your favorite crescent roll desserts! 

    Ingredients

    • 8 ounce package Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls (8 rolls)

    Filling:

    • 1/4 cup butter , softened
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    Glaze:

    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla , optional

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the crescents and lay them on the baking sheet.
    • Mix together the butter, brown sugar and ground cinnamon. Spread the filling on top of the crescent rolls with a spoon. Then roll up and place on sheet with seams down.
    • Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until lightly golden.
    • Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Once the crescents have slightly cooled, drizzle glaze on top. Enjoy!

    Notes

    • Feel free to use homemade dough if desired.
    • Can add in extras like chocolate chips, nuts or chopped fruit.
    • Other yummy toppings: powdered sugar, caramel or melted chocolate.
    • Storage: Add to airtight container or ziptop bag and store in fridge for 2-3 days.
    • Freezing: Wrap each crescent individually in foil, then place in a freezer bag. Store in freezer for 1-2 months.
    • Reheating: Reheat in the oven at 375°F until warm for best results.
     
    Variation for Nutella crescent rolls:
    • 8 ounce package crescent rolls
    • 8 Tablespoons Nutella
    • 8 Tablespoons peanut butter
    • 4.25 oz symphony bar (1 bar, optional)
     
    Instructions: Lay out crescents on baking sheet. Spread a light coat of peanut butter on the dough. Then spread the Nutella on top and lay one square of chocolate on the edge. Roll up your crescents and bake at 375°F for 9-12 minutes, or until golden.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1crescent | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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    Enjoy your cinnamon sugar crescent rolls!

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