Mini Cinnis

Who doesn’t love a good cinnamon roll? Here is a cute miniature version of the classic cinnamon rolls. I adapted this recipe from one I found at It was from an edition of Southern Living magazine in 2002.

These little mini’s are so easy to make thanks to one of my most favorite products to use – crescent roll dough. I mean how could you go wrong. Kids will love this little bit size version. Mini tends to be the trend with food and kids lately. You could also serve the icing on the side and dunk the mini cinnis instead. However, I prefer them with the icing drizzled on top.

Here’s the Minis before they get drizzled with icing.

Mini Cinnis
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated Pillsbury crescent creation dough
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • ⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ tablespoon milk (or more to make consistency to drizzle)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Unroll crescent dough, and cut each roll of dough down the center creating 2 rectangles (4 total).
  2. Stir together butter and next 3 ingredients; it will be the consistency of frosting. Spread evenly over 1 side of each rectangle using the back side of a spoon. Roll up jellyroll fashion, starting at long end. Gently cut each log into 6 slices, using a serrated knife. Place rolls, ¼ inch apart, into 2 (8-inch) greased cake pans. (8 on the outside edge and 3 in the center)
  3. Bake at 375° for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden. Cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir together powdered sugar and remaining ingredients. Drizzle over warm rolls.
To make slicing easier, place unbaked rolls on baking sheet, and freeze for 10 minutes then slice.



11 comments on “Mini Cinnis

  • Amy Hill,
    Thanks for catching my error. I corrected it to say next “3” ingredients.

  • So I’m planning on making this, I want to clarify, it says stir butter and next four ingredients, does that mean an ingredient is missing, or should it only read three?

  • These look so yummy- I love the photos.

    Thanks for writing back- hopefully this guy will go down soon.

  • Uh, YUM!
    And so super easy. I think I will be making these soon. =)

  • I should NOT be looking at these at 11:30 at night… at least now I know I'm going to have some yummy dreams….

  • I have been making these for years and they are favorites of my kids… a pinch I have also used canned cream cheese frosting….we prefer the homeade but in a pinch I have used that. These are so good!

  • Perfect idea for cinnamon rolls. My son loves them and asks for them but I have yet to make them from scratch. I will have to try this!

  • What a great idea! I'll have to give it a try sometime!

  • Felicitarile mele pentru acest minunat blog!este exact pe gustul meu!voi mai revenii!

  • so cute! those are perfect kid sized ones! i remember being little and having the pilsbury ones on special winter weekends, they are way too big for one kiddo to finish (but of course, we finished them anyways :P)

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