July 16, 2011

Quick Biscuit Style Cinnamon Rolls

These are TO-DIE-FOR!!! Oh my goodness, I can't even explain how delicious these are and how bad I want you all to make them and be in heaven like I was!!  I LOVE cinnamon rolls, but I don't get to make them very often, because they take forever, they make a ton and honestly, I only like cinnamon rolls the day they are made?  I'm kinda a cinnamon roll snob like that.  

These biscuit-type cinnamon rolls are perfect for me, because: 
1.  They don't have eggs, so I can cut the recipe back as much as I want! 
2.  I can make them right when I get a craving, because there is no wait time required!  Or whip together for unexpected company.   
They have the best texture and they are very moist, not dry at all.  To make them even better, I topped them with a vanilla bean glaze - oh my - Is your mouth watering yet?  MAKE THESE RIGHT NOW!  
Quick Biscuit Style Cinnamon Rolls
adapted from: Evil Shenanigans

2 Tbl. packed light brown sugar
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbl. unsalted butter, divided
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 c. whole milk 

1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tbl. butter, melted

Vanilla Glaze:
1 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbl. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla (I used vanilla bean paste)
1 c. powdered sugar
milk, if needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9x13-inch cake pan with cooking spray.  Whisk together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Dice 2 Tbl. of the butter and rub into flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand (I used my pastry cutter).  Melt remaining 4 Tbl. butter and combine with sour cream and milk.  Pour into dry ingredients and stir until just combined (I had to add a little more milk, because my mixture was too dry).  Lightly flour work surface.  Roll out dough to 1/4'' - 1/2'' thickness.  Combine filling ingredients to form a paste and spread over dough.  Roll up tightly and slice into 1'' - 1 1/2'' slices.  Place into greased pan.  Leave a little room between them to allow to expand while cooking.  Bake 20-25 minutes (mine took 24 min.) or until golden brown and puffed.  Cool 5 minutes.  Combine all glaze ingredients until smooth and spread over warm rolls.  Now, take a bite of one and jump up and down with joy because they are soooo good!!  People will think you slaved all day!  Yield: around 8 rolls (I cut recipe in half and got 4 rolls).    


  1. Thank you for linking up to my Not "Baaad" Sundays blog hop! The linky is up now, but my main reason for stopping by tonight is to tell you there's a SURPRISE awaiting you on my blog :)

  2. o thanks for sharing! this looks amazing!!!

  3. these look great! we will be trying them for sure!
    stopping by from so sweet sundays.

  4. Love cinnamon rolls & wish I could eat them more often. If it weren't for those dreaded calories :)

  5. This looks yummy! I appreciate the step by step pictures too :)

  6. I'm kind of a cinnamon roll snob too but these sound wonderful. I'm going to trust you and make them as soon as we get back home. (We're on vacation but I couldn't pass up this post!!!) They look wonderful!

  7. I have never tried making cinnamon rolls but these sound and look so yummy!! (Found you via Homemaker on a Dime)

  8. Cinnamon rolls are so delicious, but so much work. These look super easy...can't wait to try them!

  9. Thank you for commenting on the vanilla extract recipe. Vanilla Products USA on EBay has one pound of extract beans for $25.95. You really feel the price gouge when 2 old beans in the store can cost almost half as much.
    Those soft sugar cookies look yummy. I've been looking for a recipe similar to the Lofthouse Sugar Cookies that "melt in your mouth" as soon as I start baking again ( when it's cooler) I'll have to give them a try.

  10. Oh my gosh - these look so good!! They are going on my pinboard right now!! Thanks so much for linking up again this week at Saturday Social! You're awesome girl!



  11. These "rolls" bring back fond memories. These were my weekly treats when I was pregnant with my middle child. I was on a very restricted diet, but encouraged to eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING one day a week...then have my blood tested. I always stopped at my favorite dive for these luscious cinnamon biscuits. Mmmmm....my mouth is drooling!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  12. That is so cool. I need to try this! I've never made real cinnamon rolls because it does sound labor intensive, lol. These are like a happy medium and if you say they're delicious then i believe ya! Will have to try them soon.

  13. mmmmmmmmm. This is right up my alley! Thanks for posting :) You always have such great stuff :)

    {Sweet Treats Thursdays}

  14. Holy yum! I hope you will link up to the Tuesday Confessional link party starting tonight at 8pm MST. I'm co-hosting with A Reason to Skip the Housework, so your post will be seen on BOTH blogs!
    I hope to see you soon!

  15. I too love cinnamon scrolls - I might have to try this one!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. Very unique! I love all things cinnamon! And your photos are lovely!

  17. These look so yummy! This is the way my mom used to make quick cinnamon rolls...I'd almost forgot about them! So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  18. YUM!!! I make them like this on Christmas morning but I should try to do it more often!! I am visiting from Reasons To Skip The Housework and I am a new follower!!! Hope you have a great week and I see you around soon!

  19. YUM!! I am pinning this to my Pinterest board!

  20. Made these...almost died. (0; you're right...they are TO-DIE-FOR!!!! my husband loved them. Kids inhaled them. Amazing! Thanks for posting. I am forever indebted to you!

  21. Oh. Meant to say check out my blogs.


  22. So excited to try these. I love cinnamon rolls and seldom make them with all the prep.

    ~jan at The Paisley Cupcake

  23. Hello! I'm Kassandra from Coffee and their Kisses. I featured this here at my blog. I hope you'll come by and grab a featured button to show how awesome you are :o)

  24. Oh my goodness! I so need this, love cinnamon rolls but hate the time they take, this is perfect!

    Thanks for sharing.

  25. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!



  26. Yum, can smell the cinnamon from NYC! Thanks so much for sharing on Momtrends' Friday Food linky. Stay cool and have a great weekend.

  27. Hmm.. Delicious!!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!

  28. OH MY! You are AMAZING! I am going to make these! what a tallented sweet tooth you have!!!!!

  29. Holy Betty Crocker, these look and sounds fantabulous!! {Yea, I said fantabulous!! haha} ;) I'm bookmarking this right now - what a cute blog you have!! I am your newest follower! Looking forward to reading more awesome recipes! Thanks for sharing!!
    Jade @ Sweet Baby {Mason} James

  30. These look so good! I have yet to make a successful batch of cinnamon rolls- this looks like it could be the recipe for me! I am pinning it to Pinterest right now! :) Thanks for linking this up to our link party last week . . . we would love to have you stop by today and link up more of your great projects and posts at Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
    Camille @

  31. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipes with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

  32. Good gravy I am in so much trouble with this new found blog... *sigh* ♥


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