When you have a craving for cinnamon rolls, waiting for the dough to rise just doesn’t seem ideal.
Luckily, pizza dough is a great alternative. You can pick up a couple pounds of fresh dough at the grocery store, no problem.
You know me, when it comes to baking, I would always opt for easy solutions instead of spending hours baking everything from scratch.
I simply don’t have time.
My friend forwarded this recipe here, which takes all the staples of traditional cinnamon rolls and packs it into bake-ready pizza dough.
My advice, make sure to let the pizza dough sit for about a half hour, so it’s easier to roll out.
When you’re done baking these, top the cinnamon rolls with sweet icing.
You can serve them alongside a cold glass of milk or my favorite, a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee.
I’ll be enjoying one of these for breakfast and another possibly after dinner because they’re so good.
Cinnamon roll is comfort food, the sweet smells of cinnamon lingers in the kitchen, and the warm and sweet rolls are a treat that I can eat all year long.
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Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls
Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls - The easiest cinnamon rolls recipe EVER made with store-bought pizza dough. Quick and no-fuss recipe for busy moms!
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (120 g)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (200 g)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (30 g)
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (30 mL)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, separated (5 mL)
- 2 pounds fresh pizza dough (908 g)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water (5 mL)
- 1 cup powdered sugar (100 g)
- 3 tablespoons milk (15 mL)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and coat a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix together the butter, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Lightly flour work surface and roll out the pizza dough into a 12- by 15-inch rectangle. Evenly spread the butter mixture over the dough, making sure to reach the edges. Roll the dough, starting from the long side, and cut into 9 pieces. Place in the pan, leaving space for the dough to expand while baking.
Combine the egg and water, and brush the wash over the rolls.
Bake for 40 minutes.
While the cinnamon rolls cool (at least 15 minutes), make the icing by mixing the powdered sugar, milk and remaining vanilla extract. Drizzle over the rolls and serve.
For a thicker icing, use less milk.
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