Bite-Sized Cinnamon Rolls

Bite-Sized Cinnamon RollsEvery once in awhile, I find myself doing something really out of the ordinary.  Culinarily speaking, of course.  Take last week for instance.  I had a tube of crescent rolls in my fridge.  Now, this is not something I normally buy and I am unsure as to why I had purchased them in the first place.  Also, they had been in my fridge for a long time and as I am trying to purge my freezer, fridge, and pantry in preperation of some make-ahead meals to have  after the baby is born…they really had to go.  I accidentally came across a recipe on tastespotting and decided to give these a try.  As it turns out, there are about a bazillion different versions of these little darlings out there on the web and I am apparently the last person to discover them.  I am posting about them now.  Just in case any of you were as clueless as I was.  And in case you are wondering this is the recipe I was refering to when I mentioned on facebook that I had just made something super cute; as most things baked in a mini-muffin tim are!

What it comes down to is that these are super quick, quite tasty, and so darn adorable you will just want to eat them all up!!  Healthy, they are not.  They will probably make a rotation in my house only as a fun surprie to whip up on a weekend or as an addition to a quick brunch.  But no matter when I make them, they will be devoured.  They are super fast and totally fun-especially for kids!  These are a much more convenient size than eating a huge carmel or cinnamon roll.  Not that those are bad things…
Bite-Sized Cinnamon RollsBite-Sized Cinnamon Rolls

1 tube crescent rolls
1 T soft butter
3 T brown sugar

Open up the package of rolls into one big rectangle and gently press the seams of the dough together.  Spread the butter evenly and thinly across the whole piece of dough.  Use more butter if you need to.  Spread the brown sugar evenly on top of the butter.  It should be nice and thin.  Sprinkle the whole surface lightly with cinnamon.  Start rolling the dough along the long side of the rectangle, keeping it tight, until you have a long log.  Pinch the seam together.  Spray a mini-muffin tin with non stick spray and cut the log into 3/4 inch pieces with a sharp knife.  Lay the rolls cut side down, one in each mufffin cup.  Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned and puffed.  Yum!!