Simple Cinnamon Rolls

Time to revive this old blog! I literally have about 20 pounds of whole wheat pizza dough in my freezer because my Kids’ Test Kitchen class was cancelled due to Coronavirus. What to do, what to do, what to do with pizza dough…. Emily, (awesome lady and founder of Kids’ Test Kitchen) tossed out a bunch of great ideas: pretzels, cinnamon roles, calzones… Today we decided to try cinnamon rolls. I’m thrilled with the way they turned out! Wanted to share the process in case you’re looking for an easy, fun way to occupy your kids, too. Here’s an overview:

Simple Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1 lb bread dough (Preferably whole wheat, but anything will work. If you need a recipe to make from scratch, this is a good one!)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Butter or Ghee (if you’re dairy free)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Flour
  1. Cut Bread Dough into 9 pieces
  2. On a floured surface, have your kid(s) shape the dough into a long rectangle
  3. Brush rectangle with melted butter or ghee
  4. Sprinkle with a generous helping of cinnamon and sugar
  5. Roll Rectangle
  6. Cut in half. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  7. Place cinnamon rolls on buttered cookie sheet
  8. Brush with melted butter and top with extra cinnamon and sugar
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 10 minutes. Cool.


Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar and approx. 2 tbsp of water in a Ziplock bag. Simply add more sugar or water to achieve the desired consistency. Cut the corner and use as a pastry frosting bag. When rolls are cool, frost and enjoy!!!!


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