Semi Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

So I made homemade cinnamon rolls a few posts ago but seriously who has all that time to make cinnamon roll from scratch?? Obviously I do once in a blue moon!! So I decided to search around for a way to make yummy cinnamon rolls in about 1/3rd of the time!

I have seen them made with refrigerated biscuit dough but I m not a fan of biscuit dough for cinnamon rolls!

There is frozen bread dough but again we have to thaw it!!

Bread dough

There is refrigerated bread dough but I wanted to use mine for something else!!

At the bottom of the refrigerator in a drawer with the other “doughs” was this…

This looks like a winner!!!

Ok so here we go!!

Here’s the ingredients:

1 roll crescent sheets

filling ingredients:

1/2 cup soft butter

1/2 cup sugar

2T Bisquick or flour

1T cinnamon or more if you like!


1 1/2 C powdered sugar

2T Soft butter

1/2 t. vanilla

1-2 T milk more if needed

Cooking Spray

First you will need to unroll your crescent dough.

Mix your filling ingredients until well blended.

Spread on dough.

Begin rolling at the short end of the dough.

When done slice.

Spray pan with baking spray and place rolls in pan.

Bake at 425 for 15 to 20 minutes.  Until golden brown.

(The first batch got a little too done so this is my 2nd batch!)

Frost with first layer of frosting while rolls are still hot.

This lets the frosting melt into the layers of the rolls YUMMM!

When cool frost with 2nd layer of frosting!

Now enjoy!!

From start to finish about 30 minutes!!!


  1. THANK YOU So much !!! I needed a very quick recipe and this will work perfectly!
    From a busy Mom and Army Wife. (Between the two I have no time for from scratch.)

  2. This is pure genius. Can’t believe I’ve never thought of this! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Look yummy. I love cinnamon rolls, I think I have to try these !!

  4. That looks like something I could actually make and my kids love cinnamon rolls.

  5. These look great! What brand of frosting did you use?
    Always looking for something yummy!

    Here is the recipe I used but in a pinch I like the Pillsbury Cream Cheese frosting!!

    1 1/2 C powdered sugar

    2T Soft butter

    1/2 t. vanilla
    1-2T milk more if needed

  6. Teressa Fowler says:

    Thanks so much for this timely written recipe. I have a bake sale this weekend and been wanting to make cinnamon rolls but it takes too much time. This short cut is an excellent idea and I can’t wait to go shopping and make these cinnamon rolls!

  7. Betsy Moon says:

    These look really good and easy to make, my son loves cinnamon rolls so next time I go to the store, I’ll pick up several cans of crescent rolls to make these! Thanks for Sharing!

  8. Jeannie says:

    Thank you for the recipe! Instead of flour or bisquick, I used 2T vanilla instant pudding mix (un-prepared). It turned out great!

    I will have to try that it sounds yummy!

  9. does the capital T = Tablespoon
    lower case t = teaspoon ????

    Yes your correct!

  10. Cinnamon rolls are even more fabulous with cream cheese or home made caramel frosting. : )

    Caramel frosting oh my that does sound yummy!! Do you have a good recipe???

  11. Been doing these for years!! Favorite at family events and church brunches!!

  12. Sorry about that I will work on getting that added to my blog for the future. Can you copy and past to a word document and print that out?

  13. Yum! Looks Sooo Gooood!

  14. MsSharonK says:

    Wow, I have 2 cans of crescent rolls in the fridge. Can I substitute 1 can for the crescent sheet? These sound so yummy & I really like the idea of Cream Cheese Frosting!

    Yes you can use the crescent rolls just pinch the perforations to make one continuous sheet!! Good Luck!

  15. Ginger Nix says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I attempted a similar recipe with refrigerated biscuits a couple weeks ago, they tasted like canned biscuits! Yuck, at least not what I was going for, can’t believe I didn’t think of cresent rolls!! Thanks again, and I can’t wait to try these….I am intimidated by yeast, so I haven’t ever made homemade ones! This looks great!

  16. These look so yummy and easier than I would have thought.

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  17. This looks so easy & so yummy. I’m going to try it, but I want to add some raisins to the filling.

  18. I live in the Seattle area. Does anyone know where one can buy the Crescent sheets? I can’t find them anywhere. ; (

    You can use the regular Crescent rolls just pinch the perforations together and proceed as normal!! HTH!

  19. Do you use brown sugar or white?

  20. You can use either I used white sugar with this recipe!

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