My sister Judy has always been creative with her cooking; she invented her own version of a meatloaf that is the one I cook to this day and her fried chicken is the best, oh and don’t even get me started on her potato salad, every time we have a cookout my mom asks her to make it.
Over the years she has also invented a few treats that are really good. She learned how to make funnel cakes at home using a cast iron skillet and a 2 cup glass measure to pour out the batter and only using a small amount of oil instead of a deep fryer. She also makes great cakes and is not afraid to try something new.
Well last night she made these cinnamon crescent rolls by just sprinkling the inside of the rolls with cinnamon sugar and rolling them up into crescents. They were SO good! I could not believe something so easy could come out so good, she is a genius. They got eaten up so fast that I did not have time to get a picture of one…
Well I decided to take her recipe to the next level and actually make these Crescent Dough Cinnamon Rolls. They are so, so good and you will be amazed at how easy they are to make.
First chop 1 cup of walnuts and set aside (or you can use any nut you like). Mix ¼ cup white sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon together, set aside.
Take a roll of crescents out of the fridge and on a lightly floured surface unroll the dough. Next seal all the seams in the dough so that you have 1 rectangle of crescent dough. Spread with butter that you have allowed to come to room temperature (you will need about 1 tablespoon of butter, maybe a little more).
Next sprinkle the cinnamon sugar lightly over the dough, ya don’t want too much or the rolls will not hold together well when you slice them (As I found out in this first attempt and you will see in the pictures). Then sprinkle the nuts on top.
Roll the dough up from the longest side so you have a long tube of dough. Then slice into ½ inch pieces and place in a small pan coated with cooking spray and bake at 375 for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
As you can see they did not hold together well, I think that was because there was too much of the sugar/cinnamon sprinkled on them, but they were still good.
I did not have any milk so I did not make a glaze to go over these but if you want you can make a glaze with a ½ cup powdered sugar and just enough milk to make a thick glaze. Serve warm with coffee or milk,Yummy!