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Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian


  • Loaf Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Flour
  • Nonstick Spray


  • 1 package Birrittellas Traditional Pizza Dough
  • 4 tbsp Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (for the icing)
  • 1 cup Powedered Sugar (for the icing)
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk or Heavy Cream (for the icing)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (for the icing)
  • 1 tbsp Butter (for the icing)
  • Pinch of Salt (for the icing)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Let your dough come to room temperate and roll out into a long rectangle with flour and parchment paper if necessary.
  • Smear all over with softened butter.
  • Mix together your cinnamon, brown sugar and salt.
  • Sprinkle generously all over with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Roll the dough lengthwise away from you and pinch seam together.
  • Cut into 12 even sections.
  • Spray nonstick spray on baking pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 mins.
  • While baking mix together powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl with a hand mixer.
  • Remove cinnamon rolls from oven and let cool for 5-10 mins. Invert onto a serving platter.
  • Apply icing all over cinnamon rolls.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Cinnamon, Dough, Rolls, Traditional

Important Dough Guidelines

  1. Keep in the fridge for up to 50 days.
  2. Round the dough with flour to prevent sticking, brush with olive oil, put in a bowl, and cover.
  3. Let the dough rise for at least 3.5 hours before using.
  4. Preheat your oven to 475°F or higher, if possible.

    Important: Rounding pizza dough is a crucial step in the pizza-making process. By shaping the dough into a smooth, uniform ball, you not only create an aesthetically pleasing base but also ensure even cooking. This process helps trap the carbon dioxide and alcohol produced by the yeast, allowing the dough to rise properly and develop the desired texture and flavor.