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Cinnamon Rolls

Servings 12
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 [13.4 oz] classic refrigerated pizza dough or 1 [1 lb] homemade pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup butter divided
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp ground cinnamon [more or less to your taste]
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • For the icing: [doubled pictured]
  • 2 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream or half & half


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9 x 9 non stick metal baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Press the dough into roughly a 9 x 13 inch rectangle. Carefully spread with 6 Tbsp of softened butter.
  • In a small bowl, toss together both sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Start with 1 Tbsp of cinnamon adding more to your taste.
  • Sprinkle over the butter, reserving a couple of Tbsp to sprinkle on top of the rolls in the pan. Begin to roll, starting at the widest side.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut into 12 equal pieces. Arrange side by side in the pan.
  • Melt the remaining butter and pour over the rolls. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar and cinnamon blend on top.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden and puffy.
  • To make the cream cheese glaze:
  • In the microwave, warm the cream cheese with the cream or half & half in 15 second increments. Stir until blended. Repeat until pourable.
  • Add the powdered sugar, mixing until completely smooth.
  • Pour over the hot cinnamon rolls.