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Tuesday
Mar272012

Ridiculously Easy Cinnamon Rolls

First of all, how is it only Tuesday?  Seriously, wasn't Monday like 3 days ago at least??

Second of all, what in the devil is going on with this weather?!  Are those 40 mile per hour wind gusts?!  For real?

Thirdly, wait, we definitely had a thirdly when we started this little rant...er...we mean blog post.

Bottom line cookies, we're having a long week.  And like we said, it's only Tuesday (how for the love how!?!).  Soooo, how do gals like us find the strength to keep on trucking all the way to the weekend?

Yes you there!  Correct!  We bake!

You saw that one coming a mile away.

And what's more important when you're feeling a little overwhelmed than breakfast?  Start the day off right!  Top of the morning!  Right side of the bed and all that jazz...

But wait, we're overwhelmed, we need something easy, something fast, something that doesn't require us to haul out the stand mixer and measure anything with a food scale.

Sounds like we need some fast acting, blue-eyed blitz baking.  Or really, "baking."

Kinda like how we "exercise." 

Do not try and tell us that shoe shopping (online) doesn't count as cardio.  Because it totally does.

Right!  We're "baking" cinnamon rolls.  Yes, there might be a few shortcuts involved here, but hey, it's ONLY Tuesday and we were just knocked over by a wind gust coming up 8th Avenue. 

We need all the help we can get.

Ridiculously Easy Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 8 servings
Adapted from The Hungry Housewife

Print Recipe

1 tube (8 count) refrigerated crescent roll dough
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Sliced almonds, optional

Preheat oven to 375.  Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.  Unroll and separate the crescent rolls and place on baking sheet.  Set aside.

Next, mix softened butter, sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and spread evenly over one side of the unrolled crescent rolls.  Roll the crescent rolls up and bake for 10 minutes.

While the rolls are baking, make the glaze by combining the melted butter, powdered sugar and vanilla & almond extracts in a bowl until blended.  Once the rolls are done baking, drizzle glaze evenly over the top.  Sprinkle with sliced almonds if desired.  Serve warm.

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Reader Comments (7)

These are ridiculously easy!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black

Going through my google reader this morning, you had me at Ridiculously Easy. And then you added Cinnamon Rolls. Sold. I'm all about the cheat and these look awesome! Perfect for a Tuesday morning!

Such a fun, easy recipe. Yum!

Seriously... I keep thinking it's Wednesday night, grrr!! Oh, well. When I have things like these cinnamon rolls to look at it's not quite so bad!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Now that is my kind of easy! Thanks for sharing.

March 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

These look incredible! We've had crazy wind here in Colorado as well that have sparked forest fires. Gah, crazy weather! :(

These were fabulous! I love the "semi-homemade" plan.
So yummy and so easy!

Thanks for the recipe! <3

September 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

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