Christmas is right around the corner and the recipes for cookies and gingerbread will be flooding out Pinterest feeds soon, so I wanted to think a little outside the box and came up with these easy to make Cinnamon Rolls with Gingerbread Cream Cheese Frosting.
I know that’s a mouthful but trust me, they’re so easy. You’ll have these cinnamon rolls done from prep to oven in less than 25 minutes. The secret ingredients in these new favorite Christmas desserts are the crescent rolls. A few months ago I was inspired by Stacie’s Mini Rum Butter Cinnamon Rolls and created my own Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls over on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.
There are so many things you can do with crescent rolls. I’ve made hand pies, turnovers, and cinnamon rolls. All you have to do is simply pinch together the seams, lay out the melted butter and pack on the cinnamon mixture. (PS – the leftover cinnamon mixture makes a really nice hand scrub after, like this Chocolate Sugar Scrub).
Seriously, can it get any easier than that? Not only is this recipe easy, but it’s fast. It’s ready in under 25 minutes, so it’s perfect for surprise guests “popping in” around the holidays.
The gingerbread cream cheese frosting is my recipe for Gingerbread Dessert Dip (from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen) but cut in half. I knew it would work beautifully for these cinnamon rolls and I was right.
Cinnamon Rolls with Gingerbread Cream Cheese Frosting
These cinnamon rolls are so easy to put together. Crescent rolls, butter, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon is all the makes up the rolls themselves and the gingerbread cream cheese frosting recipe is a creamy, holiday infused topping. If you want to add a little extra gingerbread to the recipe, you can sprinkle crushed gingerbread over top of the frosting.
Try my Cinnamon Bread, too!
What is your favorite way to enjoy cinnamon rolls?
- 1 package crescent rolls
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 tbsps sugar
- 2 tbsps brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 1/4 cup greek vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/5 tbsps fancy molasses
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- Preheat oven to 375F.
For the Cinnamon Rolls
- Pop open the can of crescent rolls and roll out flat. Pinch the seams together to make one large rectangle.
- Pour the melted butter over the dough, and then sprinkle the sugars and cinnamon. Rub it all together.
- Roll the cinnamon rolls and cut into 9, 1-inch pieces.
- Spray a pie dish with non-stick spray and lay the 9 pieces.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- While baking mix together the gingerbread frosting.
For the Gingerbread Frosting
- Mix all the ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
- When the cinnamon rolls come out of the oven, let cool for five minutes.
- Pour the frosting over the rolls.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g