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crescent rolls cinnamon rolls in 8x8 pan

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Author: Tara Smithson
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 11-13 rolls 1x


These Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls are my go to quick and simple breakfast. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are packed with butter, cinnamon and sugar and oven ready in 5 minutes. Then, they are baked to gooey perfection.


  • 1 Original Crescent Dough Sheet or Original Crescent Rolls
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Start by lining an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. 
  3. Melt the butter on low in a small saucepan or microwave and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.
  5. Take a piece of parchment paper and spread it over a cutting board. (If you don't have parchment paper, just don't push down too hard on the dough or it will stick.)
  6. Unwrap and unroll the Crescent Dough.
  7. Carefully pour the melted butter over the dough and spread around with a brush. Sprinkle all of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
  8. Start at the bottom and begin to roll it up. Try to keep it nice and tight.
  9. Take a sharp knife and slice the log every 2 inches using a gentle sawing motion with the knife so it doesn't squish down the dough.
  10. Spread them out evenly in the pan. Bake for 22- 25 minutes.
  11. While they are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to create the easy icing.
  12. Once the cinnamon rolls are finished, allow them to rest for 2-3 minutes before pouring over the icing.
  13. Enjoy these ooey gooey cinnamon rolls!


If you use crescent roll dough with perforations, unroll, then push together the perforations to close them or gently roll with a rolling pin. It doesn't have to be perfect, but this helps the butter not to seep through.

If you don't have parchment paper, you can use cooking spray or spread butter along the bottom and sides of the pan.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american