This is now one of my ultimate favorite, easiest cinnamon bun recipe ever!!. They’re so soft, chewy, ooey, gooey, sugary & cinnamony. And they’re a so easy to make. I (like most moms) don’t always have time to make my dough from scratch so for this recipe…I took a shortcut by using storebought dough. Now they can go from oven to your belly as soon as humanly possible. Even better, these can be made the night before and popped in the oven the next morning. These will now be my go-to cinnamon buns for special occasions (like Thanksgiving, Christmas), and today, just because I was craving something sweet to go with my coffee!
Now place half of that softened butter into the bottom of a pie plate (or round dish…this was the cloesest I had to a round pie plate). And stick the dish back in the microwave to melt the butter. Then add 1/4 cup brown sugar. And stir and combine. This will give the cinnamon buns that incredibly gooey, buttery crust that is so heavenly!! 🙂
And pinch together the little seams.
Now you’re going to slather that baby with the rest of the softened butter.
Tightly roll the dough back up…
And cut into 8 perfect slices.
And place into that buttery and sugary pie plate (or oval dish in my case).
If you had any leftover cinnamon sugar, just sprinkle it right onto the cinnamon buns. At this point you can cover tightly and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
When ready, bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, let’s make (my daughter’s) absolute favorite powdered sugar glaze. You’ll need powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla. If you don’t have cream, no fear…you can just use butter and milk instead. It turns out fantastic, and it’s perfect if you don’t want to buy a whole thing of cream just to use a little in this recipe. I never have cream on hand…because I know if I did, I would use it! 🙂