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Pizza Dough Muffin Pan Cinnamon Rolls

Amy Sturgeon: "They rose way higher than I expected. They tasted…" Read More
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The hardest part of making these generously cinnamon-y treats is letting the pizza dough come to room temperature for an hour so the dough will relax. After that, they take only 45 minutes total time. If you happen to have any leftover cinnamon rolls, refrigerate them unglazed. To reheat, warm them in a 350° oven for 2 to 3 minutes and then spread with the glaze. For a twist, you can fill them with orange sugar made with orange zest and granulated sugar in place of the cinnamon. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.


  • 16 ounces refrigerated pizza dough (1 bag)
  • vegetable shortening (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (or unsalted)
  • all-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (half of a large block, at room temperature)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons heavy cream (or milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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    1. Let the dough rest at room temperature for 1 hour. This makes the dough a lot easier to work with. It will be less likely to shrink back up after you try to stretch it.
    2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat the wells of a 12-cup muffin pan with vegetable shortening or oil. (I place a little dab on a paper towels and swirl it around each cup for an even coating. This step is crucial; the cinnamon-sugar filling will ooze out and once it hardens, it can stick to the pan. Coating the cups with shortening means your cinnamon rolls will pop out easily.)
    3. Combine the sugars and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and stir until combined.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium4% DV85mg
    Fat20% DV13g
    Protein8% DV4g
    Carbs15% DV46g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories310Calories from Fat120
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat120
    Total Carbohydrate46g15%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Amy Sturgeon 6 months ago
    They rose way higher than I expected. They tasted great but the cinnamon-sugar mixture leaked all over the top of the muffin pan & dripped onto the bottom of the oven.