Pizza Dough Cinnabuns
This recipe worked very well. I made a double batch for Easter Brunch. While they're not as great as cinnamon rolls made from scratch (see recipe for Soft Cinnamon Rolls), they come a close second. While constructing the rolls, I worried that the ratio of cinnamon and sugar to dough might be too high. It was no problem. Any excess filling created a faint bottom layer of delicious, delightful goo. The cream cheese topping helped make these especially good. Bottom Line: They were easy to make and they tasted terrific. (This recipe was submitted in 2006. It was tested and photographed in March 2016.)
- one bag of fresh pizza dough from local bakery (also now sold in most grocery stores)
1/4 cup softened butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
How To Make Pizza Dough Cinnabuns
Preheat oven 350 Fahrenheit.
Add soft butter by spreading on rolled dough.
Add mixture of cinnamon and brown sugar to the buttered dough.
Roll dough from bottom to top to a log
and cut into one inch bun yield about 9 buns.
Put the buns on cookie baking tray with parchment paper, or a greased and floured cookie tray.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
For extra calories,
make a cream cheese topping and spread over each bun.
Cream Cheese Topping
1/2 cup of Philadelphia cream cheese (soft)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of icing sugar
Mix all together and spread over each bun.
Cooking Notes From Mr Breakfast
When rolling out the pizza dough, I found that either a 12 x 12-inch or 10 x 10 inch sheet of dough worked great as a blanket for the fillings.
My exact cooking time for the rolls you see here was 26 minutes.
I added about 1 Tablespoon of milk to the cream cheese topping to make it easier to spread.
That dough they sell for pizza isn't just for pizza. With very little effort and only a couple extra ingredients, you can have homemade cinnamon rolls ready to eat in 25 minutes. Great for surprise guests.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Becka520 for this recipe.
Recipe number 1659. Submitted 2/26/2006.