Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

Just as good as regular cinnamon rolls, but without the hassle of creating a yeast dough first! Uses a mouthwatering homemade biscuit dough as your cinnamon roll base. There's lots of gooey filling, and a scrumptious vanilla glaze for on top. This is now one of my favorite recipes! I'm going to make it the next time I have friends over. I can't wait to hear what some other Zaar'ers think! I found a recipe similar to this one at, but I've changed it. Enjoy a delicious treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Generously grease an 8x11 or 9x13 inch baking pan with butter.
  2. Cream 1/3 cup butter or margarine with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cut in 1/4 cup butter or margarine until crumbly.
  5. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
  6. Add cold milk all at once.
  7. Stir to form a soft dough.
  8. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board.
  9. Knead 8 times- do NOT overknead!
  10. (This will make the biscuit dough tough.) Roll dough into rectangle about 12 inches long and 6 inches wide.
  11. Spread the cinnamon, sugar and butter mixture over the entire surface of the dough.
  12. Roll up as you would a jelly roll.
  13. Mark, and then cut 12 slices with a serrated knife.
  14. Place in greased pan.
  15. Rolls will touch slightly.
  16. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
  17. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  18. (Line underneath the rack with paper towels to catch the gooey drippings).
  19. Combine the confectioners' sugar with the vanilla, and then add enough milk to make a thin glaze.
  20. Drizzle this over the rolls while still warm.
  21. Eat with a cup of tea or coffee and expect rave reviews from friends and family!
Most Helpful

these are so yummy! i had to add almost 1/2 cup more flour as the dough was very sticky and i didn't make the glaze because it would have been too sweet for my taste. they were easy and fast and we gobbled them up over coffee with friends, this is definately a new family favourite.

erinn in tbay February 28, 2003

Excellant as an quick option to yeast cinnamon buns or coffee cake. Best warm but still yummy at any temperature.I'll be sharing this recipe with my family and friends. I also added more flour. Definitely do not need the glaze. Earth in TB

joan hotson March 01, 2003

I really wanted to like this recipe and I like certain parts of it very well, like the filling which was very good(hence the 2 stars) , but the 4 teaspoons of baking powder totally ruined it. The dough tastes like metal, and is completely inedible. I should have realized and cut down the baking powder, and probably that is why everyone else rated this recipe at five stars. Beyond that, at 15 minutes on 400 the rolls were completely burnt. 20-22 minutes was totally unreasonable. (FYI, the part of the roll I tasted was the inside, not burnt part). For those who rated this at 5 stars, what did you do differently?

Aubri P. September 21, 2015