site stats

Tiny Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1(8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 1⁄2teaspoons sugar
  • 1⁄2teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄3cup powdered sugar
  • 1teaspoon milk
  • 1drop vanilla


  • Unroll dough, and separate into 4 rectangles; pinch seams together.
  • Stir together sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over rectangles.
  • Roll up jellyroll fashion, starting with a long side; press edges to seal.
  • Cut each log into 5 slices and place slices, cut side down in a lightly greased 8-inch round cakepan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
  • Stir together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth; drizzle over warm rolls.


  • MizzNezz

    I started with 3 tubes of crescent rolls. Cut each of the rolled up cinnamon rolls in 3 pieces. I then put them in a 13×9 baking pan. They were probably bigger than the original ones. But! That didn’t make them last any longer!! These can vanish right before your eyes! They were absolutely yummy!! Such an easy way to get such a great treat! Thanks Nurse Di, these will be a regular here.

  • Graybert

    These were very tasty! The only thing that I will do different the next time is to bake them in a muffin tin instead of a cake pan. I found that they stuck together and it ruined the presentation – so next time I will make them in a muffin tin. Great, easy, tasty recipe!! I may even add some Walnuts nest time!

  • Tiffanee

    These were quick, easy and really great!! Just the right size for kids. My kids finished them and left none for their dad. I added a little bit of melted butter to the dough before spreading the sugar mixture on. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks.

  • SuzieQue

    Oh so quick and oh so fabulous! These are so yummy for all their simplicity. I did put a layer of butter on the crescent rolls before the cinnamon/sugar. These were gone before they ever even cooled off!!

  • Gail Blue Eyes

    Wow!! Let me say that again. Wow!! These were so easy and fun to make. I made two batches and I don’t know where they went, but I only got to eat one. My kids and their friends scarfed these down in record time. This is a great little cinnamon roll without all the fuss. Thanks Nurse Di.

  • bert

    These were wonderful. So easy to make. I had them in the oven in no time. I had just finished putting the icing on when my daughter and her friend walked in. They lasted about 5 minutes. Did’nt even get a chance to cool off!! Thanks for a quick and easy recipe, NurseDi (and also a very inexpensive one)

  • Bertsy Davenport

    I just love this recipe! I have made it so often since it first appeared on this site. My United Methodist Women request it everytime I have them for a meeting, which is once a year. These are great with spiced tea or coffee. I really enjoy using recipes that use crescent rolls. There is just no end to what you can do with them. Thanks for this one.

  • Sunflower

    These are wonderful. My kids helped me make these and we had the best time. They tasted great and were easy to prepare. We will make these again and again. Thanks!!

  • ataylor

    I found this recipe in Southern Living, too, and it’s VERY good. So easy to make, too. The cinnamon rolls are bite size, very light, and are still as good the next day.

  • Terrilynn

    There is a serious problem with this recipe. They are tiny and disappear into thin air immediately. I made them tonight and my whole family wants them bigger and lots more of them. Guess I’ll be doubling your recipe and not cutting them into so many pieces. They are wonderful, easy and quick to make. Thanks for a great recipe.