Close-up of glazed cinnamon rolls in a cast iron skillet.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 rolls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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For the cinnamon rolls:

  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 (13.8-ounce) tube refrigerated pizza dough (I used Pillsbury)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans

For the glaze:

  • 11/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk (more or less depending upon desired consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease an oven-safe skillet or round cake pan.
  2. Stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until combined.  Set aside.
  3. Unroll the pizza dough and brush evenly with melted butter.  Sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture, then sprinkle evenly with pecans.
  4. Roll the dough back into a log (using long side) and pinch seam to secure.  Cut into 8 slices using a sharp knife.
  5. Arrange cinnamon rolls in prepared skillet or cake pan about 1-inch apart.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown (mine took 22 minutes).
  7. Prepare the icing while rolls are baking by stirring together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  8. Drizzle glaze over rolls.