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  • Quick Cinnamon Rolls {copycat Cinnabon icing}

    filed under: Bread on December 15, 2015

    Making Cinnamon Rolls has never been easier nor more delicious! Paired with my Copycat Cinnabon Icing and breakfast will be a little bit of heaven!

    Copycat Cinnabon Rolls- in less than 45 minutes!

    Cinnamon Rolls {semi-homemade}

    I am ALWAYS craving cinnamon rolls but too lazy to make up a batch and wait for hours or heaven forbid, overnight.

    I set to make it happen! The first batch was delicious and consumed fully within one-hour pleasedonttellanyone, but I made three more batches just to make sure the recipe was perfect. It was perfect every time!

    Copycat Cinnabon Rolls- in less than 45 minutes!

    What is my secret? Store bought pizza dough. The kind the comes in a long tin and POPS open.

    It works BEAUTIFULLY. I have tried it with both the regular crust and thin crust. I prefer the regular pizza dough, my husband preferred the thin crust as he likes a crispier roll.

    Recipe adapted from Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls. Tips and tricks on how to make rolls also at the link!


    Copycat Cinnabon Rolls- in less than 45 minutes!

    Cinnabon Icing

    The real beauty of these rolls is the icing. I spent a LOT of time trying to replicate Cinnabon’s amazing icing recipe and I think this recipe is it.

    The trick? Whip it in your mixer for the recommended time. It is worth it!

    You can definitely make from-scratch pizza dough in this recipe. Just make it the night before and chill until ready to assemble!

    5 from 3 votes
    Cinnamon Rolls with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    22 mins
    Total Time
    32 mins

    So FAST and EASY, no one will ever know they are semi-homemade!

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cinnabon icing, cinnamon rolls
    Servings: 6
    Author: Amanda
    Cinnamon Rolls
    • 1 (13.8 ounce or approximate can) store-bought pizza dough
    • 3 tbsp. butter, room temperature
    • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 tbsp. McCormick® Cinnamon
    Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
    • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/8 tsp. salt
    Cinnamon Rolls
    1. Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F  in a convection) and prepare an 8 or 9inch round pie dish with bakers spray, goop, or parchment.
    2. Open and unroll pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. It should measure about 12inches by 6inches.
    3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon with a fork.
    4. Rub 3 tablespoons butter over dough so that it covers entire surface.
    5. Spread brown sugar and spice mixture over dough making sure it covers entire surface.
    6. Starting at the edge that is 6inches long, roll up dough.
    7. Cut into 6 even pieces.
    8. Place in pie dish on its side so that layers of the roll is visible.
    9. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Rolls should be dark brown but not burnt.
    Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
    1. While rolls are baking put cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, and salt in stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
    2. Mix on low to just combine. Once ingredients are all incorporated turn mixer on high and leave it for 4-5 minutes. Frosting should be light and fluffy.
    3. When rolls are done baking allow them to cool for up to five minutes.
    4. Place cream cheese frosting on rolls right in the pan OR invert rolls onto serving plate and then top with frosting.

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    These are definitely “to the point” cinnamon rolls! A total saviour when you want these beauties on a busy morning. I love your frosting!

    Oh I love this quick version. What a saving grace on mornings you want something decadent but don’t want to spend forever in the kitchen. Sounds like the perfect this to have while opening gifts on Christmas morning!

    Oh what I wouldn’t give to just dive face first into a plate of these cinnamon rolls! They look amazing, especially with all of that fluffy whipped cream cheese frosting! Heavenly!

      I may have done that . cough cough

      Me too Rosanna! Lol! Just get it all over yourself type of an experience and to eat my own weight of them! Lol! Lord I’ve just lost my mine! Lol! Lol!

    Genius! I love this shortcut, and that icing sounds fantastic!

    Yum! What a great, time saving trick!

    Sounds delish… we can’t buy ‘dough in a can’ here in aus… is there an alternative or shoulr I just make the dough myself?

      Yes, you can make a quick dough and that will work great!

        I don’t have that kind of dough here either. Do you think I can do this with puffy pastry?

    What is the goop in pan?

    Can you make the frosting the day before?

    Oh my …….. I mean, OH my ……….. I mean, OH MY!!! These are amazing!! Made them this morning for hubby and me. Best cinnamon roll I have ever had. Recipe makes a lot of icing – our favorite part! Thank you so much!

    I love your recipies!

    This recipe sounds amazing! I don’t have a paddle mixer, can I hand mix or use my electric beaters? Also, can I grease the baking pan with butter or Pam spray butter? Thanks, can’t wait to try this, my husband loves cinnamon rolls (almost as much as I do!).

    I first tasted cinnamon rolls this year when I visited my son and daughter in law in Chicago. Now I have your recipe i am going to have a go and bake this week.As I live here in Northern Ireland i love your recipes and your tips. Thank You

    I do not usually leave reviews. This recipe is awesome. Just made these, literally. I’m a huge fan of the cinnamon filling so I incresed this by about 50%. For those that are icing/frosting folks, the recipe is ample as is. This is definitely a keeper!!

    The recipe for the cinnamon buns look Amazing simple. I am making them as soon as I get home from Macy’s

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