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Cinnamon Crescents Recipe
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Cinnamon Crescents Recipe

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"I've had the recipe for these crispy cinnamon-sugar roll-ups for years," writes Emily Engel of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. "They're one of my family's favorites and so easy to make. We enjoy them at breakfast with a cup of coffee."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 205 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Combine flour and baking powder in a large bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg. Divide into three portions; shape each portion into a ball.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle a third over a pastry board or a surface. Roll one ball into a 12-in. circle; cut into 12 wedges. Roll up from wide edge. Repeat with the remaining dough and cinnamon-sugar. Place rolls with point side down on a lightly greased baking sheets; form into crescent shapes. Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake).
  3. For optional glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled crescents. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Crescents in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p47

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"So easy, yet so yummy!"

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