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Dessert 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!

Close up of a cinnamon crescent roll.
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Easy Dessert in 20 minutes

Do you ever find yourself craving dessert late at night but don’t feel like baking up a storm? 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 recipe, you can have a yummy dessert prepared and cooked in 20 minutes. They’re perfectly flaky, with a delicious cinnamon sugar filling and sweet glaze. Similar flavor to a cinnamon roll, but easier and more flaky!

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 bread and cinnamon roll sugar cookies.

Ingredients

Cinnamon crescent rolls ingredients on counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Pillsbury crescent rolls: You can find these in a can in the refrigerator section.
  • Butter: This will add great flavor and help bind the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Brown sugar: This will make the sweet filling even more delicious.
  • Cinnamon: This adds the perfect flavor and replicate a cinnamon roll.
  • Powdered sugar glaze: just powdered sugar and milk to create this easy powdered sugar icing.

How to Make Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Making cinnamon crescent rolls in a four step photo collage.

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.

Crescent Roll Desserts Variations

  • Add chocolate chips or Nutella to make a delicious chocolatey version. It has similar flavors as my chocolate chip cinnamon rolls, but made with less work and time.
  • Add nuts or chopped fruit for more flavor and texture.
  • Other yummy toppings: powdered sugar, cream cheese glaze, caramel or melted chocolate.
  • Can also make a variation for Nutella crescent rolls. Check out the ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Another fun variation is to make a cheesecake filling by spreading cream cheese on top of the dough before adding the brown sugar. You could even add some diced strawberries.
  • I love using Pillsbury crescent roll dough for convenience, but feel free to use homemade dough if desired

Storage and Reheating

  • 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 300°F until warm for best results (about 3-5 minutes).
Cinnamon sugar crescent rolls with glaze on top.

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close up of a cinnamon crescent roll

Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
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!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

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

Filling:

  • ¼ cup butter , softened
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract , 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 or counter.
  • 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 around the edges.
  • Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Once the crescents have slightly cooled, drizzle glaze on top. Enjoy while warm.

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Notes

Variations:
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 300°F until warm for best results (about 3-5 minutes).

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

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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