When my cousins, sister and I all realized we had off on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and didn’t have plans we decided to throw together an impromptu brunch. I didn’t start planning my contribution until right before bed the night before so I knew whatever I made had to use things already on hand.
A quick survey of the fridge and I found a tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls – my first thought were these “apple pie roll-ups” we made in my 7th grade cooking class (think pigs-in-a-blanket with apples instead) but I didn’t have apples on hand. I started browsing the Pillsbury website to see if there was something similar and stumbled across this recipe.
These were perfect for our brunch – quick, easy and the small size meant nobody felt guilty taking two (or three).
Mini Cinnamon Rolls
(adapted from Pillsbury.com)
Makes 20 mini rolls
Combine softened butter, sugar and cinnamon until well blended. Spread 1 T. of the mixture evenly over each dough rectangle. Sprinkle each with raisins.
Starting with short side of each rectangle, roll up; pinch edges to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 5 slices. Place slices, cut side down, in ungreased springform pan .
Bake at 375F degrees for 17 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.