Cinnamon rolls are a breakfast favorite, but they can take so long to make. Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls cut down the baking time so you can make them for breakfast any time. The puffy pastry is light, flaky, and rich, a perfect vessel for warm cinnamon sugar and a creamy, smooth, delightful frosting. Sweet and sumptuous, Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls straddle the line between breakfast and dessert, and your taste buds will thank you for making them!


For the rolls:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • flour, to taste, for dusting a work surface
  • 1 (17.3-ounce, 2- count) package frozen or refrigerated puff pastry, slightly thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and divided

For the frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk, optional


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

Step 3 –In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and the cinnamon, whisking until evenly combined.

Step 4 –Lightly dust a work surface with the flour.

Step 5 –Unroll one sheet of the puff pastry dough into a single layer.

Step 6 –Brush the puff pastry sheet evenly with 1/2 of the melted butter.

Step 7 –Sprinkle the puff pastry sheet with 1/2 of the cinnamon mixture, leaving a 1/3-inch border on the right side of the puff pastry.

Step 8 –Beginning on the left side, gently roll the puff pastry from left to right.

Step 9 –Gently press the long seam to seal the roll.

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Step 10 –Using a bread knife, slice off about 1/2-inch from each end. Discard the ends.

Step 11 –Cut the roll into 8 evenly-sized rolls.

Step 12 –Place the rolls in the prepared baking dish.

Step 13 –Repeat the process of unrolling, buttering, sprinkling, rolling, and slicing with the second sheet of puff pastry, the remaining melted butter, and the remaining cinnamon mixture.

Step 14 –Place the second batch of rolls in the prepared baking dish.

Step 15 –Bake the rolls until they are lightly golden on top and have puffed up, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 16 –Transfer the baking dish to a cooling rack.

Step 17 –Whisk the cream cheese, the remaining softened butter, the vanilla, and the powdered sugar together until smooth. Add the milk to thin out the frosting, if needed.

Step 18 –While the rolls are still warm, drizzle the frosting over the tops of the rolls.

Step 19 –Serve warm!