Easy Lemon Cinnamon Rolls - A quick way to brighten up your weekend brunch! | The Love Nerds

Easy Lemon Cinnamon Rolls

Servings 6 -10
Author Maggie @ The Love Nerds


  • Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  1. Beat together cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and zest.
  2. Open and lay out crescent sheet on parchment paper.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture on the dough, leaving at least a 1/2 inch border without filling.
  4. If you roll starting with the short end, you will get less rolls (about 6 or 7) but more doughy. If you roll long wise, you will get a few more rolls that are a little smaller.
  5. Put in a pan prepped with cooking spray and cook at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice to make the glaze. Balance the two items depending on your desired thickness (more lemon juice would make it thinner, more powdered sugar would make it thicker). Drizzle onto the rolls and then enjoy!