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Quick Bake Cinnamon Buns

Makes 12 buns

I always have Pillsbury pizza dough in the fridge if I want to cheat and make a quick meal or dessert. Today I felt like cinnamon buns that were ooey gooey and these didn’t disappoint.


1 Pillsbury pizza dough

¼ cup melted butter

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup finely chopped walnuts

¼ cup finely chopped pecans

½ cup softened cream cheese

¼ cup softened butter

1 tbsp vanilla

¾ cup icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven 375°F and line a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper

  2. Roll out pizza dough on a floured surface

  3. Brush melted butter on dough (you will have leftover butter)

  4. In a bowl combine sugar and cinnamon together (not the brown sugar)

  5. Sprinkle sugar cinnamon on top of butter

  6. Sprinkle brown sugar all over dough

  7. Combine the two nuts and sprinkle on top of dough

  8. Starting on the long end roll the dough up

  9. Cut into 12 pieces and place in baking pan

  10. Brush each roll with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar

  11. Cover with a cloth for 10 minutes

  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown

  13. While baking make cream cheese icing by placing cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a bowl and using an electric mixer mix until blended

  14. Slowly add icing sugar and mix until smooth, set aside

  15. When buns are ready let cool for 15 minutes

  16. Spread cream cheese on the buns and serve while warm

Place any unfinished buns in the refrigerator and warm in microwave when serving


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