Bea's Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

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"These aren't a breakfast roll, but rather a delicious treat, and one that I often enjoyed when I was young. My grandmother always made her own pie crust, and she would always make extra, so we could have these yummy treats. This is great for using the extra dough you have from your homemade pie crusts instead of throwing it away. Today I usually use the 9" pre-made unroll and bake pie crusts, because it's quick and easy. You can sprinkle on finely chopped nuts of your choice before rolling up if you like. Walnuts and pecans are my favorite. This is my idea of a comfort dessert :) They were always made with lots of love in my house. I hope you will enjoy them as much as my family! The serving size here is for 2 pre-made 9 inch pie crusts. NOTE: Cooking time is per sheet of rolls."

Original recipe yields 28 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (11.6 g)
  • Calories 33
  • Total Fat - 1.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.7 mg
  • Sodium - 16.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 5.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheet. Let the pie crust sit out for 1/2 hour if using the unroll and bake crusts, so they get soft enough to roll up without the crust cracking. (Make homemade pie crust if you are making your own. Roll out thin, just as you would to make a pie crust).

Step 2

Melt butter in the microwave for 20 seconds, and brush onto top of pie crusts.

Step 3

Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on top of the butter. Sprinkle the crushed nuts on top, if you are using them.

Step 4

Roll up crust dough jelly roll style, making into a long log. Crimp the edge of the pie crust so it holds together. (See picture).

Step 5

Using a sharp knife cut dough into 3/4 inch pieces, and place cinnamon side down on a greased cookie sheet.

Step 6

Bake for 20-22 minutes until a light golden brown. Take out of oven and let cool for a few minutes, then take off sheet, so they don't stick, and let cool.

Step 7

Store in plastic container or Zip-Lock baggie, that is if you have any left!

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I wanted something sweet and had a package of pie dough hanging around, so I decided to make these childhood favorites. I did use the nuts and we loved that addition. So addicting! Before you knew it we were fighting over who was going to get the last one, and guess who won haha! I will be making more of these little treasures!!

(27 Feb 2021)