‘Homemade’ Cinnamon Rolls

What’s not to love about cinnamon rolls?? We love them in our house – and we don’t mind popping open a store bought can of them, they are delicious. But, I decided that I wanted to make some myself. Now, I didn’t want to roll out dough – at least not this time – so I decided to use store bought puff pastry. So, I guess they are ‘semi-homemade’ – but, so delicious!!

Puff pastry is something that I’ve started keeping on hand – there is just so much that you can do with it. I started by letting the puff pastry thaw, until I could open it up (it comes folded in thirds) and roll it out just a bit.

Then I just sprinkled on brown sugar, cinnamon and a little bit of white sugar. I just eyeballed it and added as much as ‘looked right’ to me.

Then I rolled the pastry up, being sure to not let any of the sugar and cinnamon fall out, into kind of a log.

One sheet of pastry dough easily makes 8 cinnamon rolls. To ensure that I got the rolls the same size, I started by cutting the log in half, then cut the 2 halves into half again. Eight perfectly sized cinnamon rolls!

I put the rolls onto a baking pan (on parchment paper, for easier clean up).

I baked the rolls in the oven, at 400 degrees, for about 15 – 20 minutes (until the rolls are golden brown).

Cinnamon rolls aren’t complete without a glaze! While the rolls were baking, I made a simple glaze using confectioners sugar and heavy cream. Yum!

After the rolls were done, I slathered on the delicious glaze!

They are best served warm, right out of the oven, but even reheated (or even cold) – they are still good.

I’m thinking that these cinnamon rolls may be our Christmas morning breakfast!!

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