These came to me in a dream. Literally. I was dreaming that I was working in an office with Dwight and Jim from The Office. (I had just watched the latest episode) Dwight was running around trying to run the office like a crazy guy and Jim was trying to keep everything calm. (I think I have seen the show too many times) Dwight asked me to make something for the staff to eat so I went into the kitchen area and found a can of crescent rolls, butter, sugar and cinnamon. “I know!”, I thought. “I’ll make up some quick cinnamon rolls!” Then I woke up to my daughter calling my name as (heaven forbid) it was 6:30am and she wasn’t up eating breakfast yet.
When I came downstairs and opened the fridge I saw that I had everything I needed to make what I thought up in my dream. And they were every bit as easy and good as I thought they would be. Start to finish, including baking, these took me 15 minutes.
To be fair, most likely I have seen these somewhere on the internet and buried them deep in my subconscious until my sleeping brain brought them to the forefront. I had been trying to think of a use for the can of crescent rolls in my fridge. Yay for brain power!
You don’t need to melt the butter, very soft butter will do. I just didn’t want to wait for it to warm up as I didn’t have any already out. I also used my staple Vanilla-Butternut extract from King Aurthur Flour instead of vanilla in the glaze. It’s wonderful with cinnamon rolls but vanilla will work just fine as well.
Cheater Cinnamon Rolls
1 can crescent rolls (qty 8 rolls)
2 Tbs butter, melted and slightly cooled
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup powedered sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp milk
1. Heat the oven to 375F.
2. Open the can of crescent rolls and separate them into individual triangles.
3. Brush the butter on each of the triangles.
4. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle an even amount onto each triangle. You can put as much or as little on as you like depending on how cinnamony you like things.
5. Roll up each triangle to form the crescents and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
7. While the rolls are baking, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together to make the glaze.
8. Let the rolls cool for 5 minutes then drizzle with the glaze. Serve to your family and friends, making sure to let them think it took you hours.