How could I ignore this photo Amanda had posted?
It is super easy and super sweet! Here is all you need:
1 can crescent rolls
1 stick of butter, softened (1/2 stick softened, half melted)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp heavy cream (or use 2 tbsp of milk + 1 tbsp butter)
I always have these ingredients on hand, except the crescent rolls, and I buy those fairly often. I'm thinking I'll be keeping them on hand a little more often.
I softened the butter in the microwave. I happen to have a "Soften" button on mine so that makes it easy but if you don't you could place it on a microwave safe dish and try 50% power for 15-20 seconds and add a few minutes at a time until the butter is soft but not melted. Continue with melting the rest of the butter. Mix the melted butter and brown sugar in a pie plate or round cake pan. Unroll the crescent rolls and pinch together seams. Spread the 1/2 stick of softened butter over the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon mixture over the butter covered dough, and roll up into a log shape.
Slice the rolled dough into 8 cinnamon rolls. and placed into prepared dish for baking.
Bake in a preheated, 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Top with vanilla glaze by mixing 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 4 tbsp heavy cream (or use 2 tbsp of milk + 1 tbsp butter)
These turned out perfectly! I forgot to add the butter with the milk (to replace the heavy cream) but it was just a little bit thinner glaze but was still very sweet and delicious. The butter and brown sugar bottom created a sweet chewy crust. It was the perfect sweet treat for Christmas Day brunch.
I'll definitely be making these again! :)