Pizza dough is the secret shortcut in this 45-minutes-and-done recipe. It doesn't yield a fluffy Amish-style roll, but rather a breakfast treat with a toothsome chew, like the love child of cinnamon buns and garlic knots.

Source: Midwest Living


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a roughly 12x6-inch rectangle.

  • Spread butter evenly over dough. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle mixture evenly over butter; pat gently.

  • Starting on a long side, roll the dough into a tight spiral, tucking it as you go. Pinch to seal. Slice into 8 equal pieces. Arrange cut sides up in a greased 9-inch-round cake pan or baking dish. Press down gently on each roll to flatten slightly. Brush 2 tablespoons of the milk over the tops and sides of rolls. Bake until lightly golden and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes (190° internal temperature). Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

  • Whisk cream cheese with remaining 1 tablespoon milk until nearly smooth. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth and glaze-like. Spread over cinnamon rolls. Serve warm.

*Shopping Tip

We like the fresh pizza dough from Trader Joe’s because it’s inexpensive and has no funny ingredients. Local pizzerias often sell dough, too, if asked. You can use a 13.8-ounce tube of refrigerated pizza dough in this recipe, but then switch to an 8-inch-round pan.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; 9 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 284 mg sodium. 34 mg potassium; 48 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 23 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 228 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 1 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 28 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;