Quick Almond Cinnamon Rolls

READY IN: 39mins
Recipe by Manami

The cinnamon almond paste makes an ordinary crescent roll into an awesome treat. They are a special but easy addition to holiday brunches or at any time. Found on odense.com.

Top Review by Queenkungfu

i made these for thanksgiving and they were great. everyone loved them. i added some cream cheese to the frosting. thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 7 ounces almond paste
  • 12 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 (8 ounce) tubes refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice or 1 tablespoon milk, mixed with
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract

  • toasted slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF or temperature noted with crescent roll directions.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  3. Grate almond paste on large hole side of a box grater.
  4. Add almond paste, butter, sugar, cinnamon and flour to food processor.
  5. Mix until well blended.
  6. Unroll crescent dough.
  7. Divide each package into 4 rectangles.
  8. Pinch center seams together securing the rectangle shape.
  9. With a spatula, spread equal amounts of cinnamon almond filling over each rectangle.
  10. Starting at the short end of each rectangle, roll dough into a roll and pinch seam closed.
  11. Cut each roll into 3 equal pieces and slightly flatten with fingers.
  12. Place each piece, side by side, on baking sheet(4 rows across and 6 rows down).
  13. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Cool on wire rack.
  15. While rolls are cooling, whisk powdered sugar with orange juice or milk mixed with almond extract.
  16. Spread onto cooled rolls and sprinkle with toasted almonds while icing is still wet.

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