Easter Lamb Cinnamon Rolls

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Turn ordinary crescent rolls into lamb cinnamon rolls for a special Easter breakfast or brunch every child and adult alike will enjoy.

 

Turn ordinary crescent rolls into lamb cinnamon rolls for a special Easter breakfast or brunch every child and adult alike will enjoy.

If you’re a grandparent, I think you would agree with me when I say that grandkids help us find our creative streak. We come up with new ways to make things special for them and create life-lasting memories.  Their imagination sparks ours and before you know it, you’re turning the ordinary crescent rolls into “Mary’s little lamb” cinnamon rolls for Easter breakfast or brunch. They’re not only easy to make, yummy and cute, they also get grandma some extra brownie points.

 

But seeing their happy little faces is all the reward we need. Easter is a super fun and easy holiday for creative foods like these lamb-shaped cinnamon rolls, surprise Easter bunny cake and chocolate Easter eggs. Normally, I would make the rolls from scratch, but using packaged crescent rolls is a time-saver and who doesn’t need extra time during busy holiday preparations.

 

You can spread sugar glaze or cream cheese icing over your cinnamon rolls, but I only used powdered sugar as to show off the curls of lamb’s wool. If you prefer the glaze, have it ready in a small bowl for dipping or individual topping.

 

Each time I make it, my poor lamb looks different. Here, he has three legs on one side and chubby cheeks, but he also once had a dog’s head, no tail, and no eyes another time. Luckily, little kids aren’t so picky and their brains fill in the missing parts. As for adults, we have fun coming up with jokes about creepy looking cinnamon lamb. No matter how it looks, it always tastes deliciously sweet. It’s all good. 🙂

 

Cinnamon rolls are also popular in Northern Europe. In Sweden, the country of its presumed origin, the cinnamon roll takes the name of kanelbulle (cinnamon bun).  October 4th is Cinnamon Roll Day in Sweden. Swedish dough typically also contains cardamom, giving it a distinctive flavor which I love in their delectable oatmeal apple pie.

 

Cinnamon rolls are common for breakfast, brunch or dessert every day, but shaped like a lamb they certainly deserve a spot on your Easter table.

 

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Easter Lamb Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Easy to make and cute, these lamb shaped cinnamon rolls are perfect for Easter

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (8 oz.) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls (see the ‘essentials’ below for gluten-free version)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Raisins (for eyes and nose)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

 

~ Free Tip ~

Glaze, if desired:

  • Mix 4 tablespoons butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency.
  • Spread over slightly cooled rolls or serve in a small bowl for dipping.

 

 

ESSENTIALS

for Easter Lamb Cinnamon Rolls


 

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  3. On a large surface, unroll crescent dough (do not separate) and press perforations to seal. Repeat with the second crescent dough package. Cut one sheet of crescent dough in half and set aside (this will be used to make lamb’s head). Brush remaining 1 1/2 crescent dough sheets with melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  4. Starting from a long side, roll up the dough. Using a sharp knife, slice dough into 1-inch pieces. Arrange the pieces you cut from the full crescent dough, cut side up, in a prepared pan, flattening each roll slightly. Arrange the pieces from the half crescent dough on top to form the body.
  5. Knead the remaining crescent dough (removing a small amount for the ears and wool) until smooth ball forms. Press in raisins for eyes and nose and make an indent using the back of a knife for the mouth.
  6. Gently press the ears and wool on top of the head.
  7. Bake 12-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool rolls slightly in pan on a wire rack. Remove from the pan and dust with powdered sugar before serving.

 

Crescent roll dough shaped like a lamb and ready for baking

Baked lamb cinnamon rolls

5 from 2 votes
Easter breakfast - cinnamon lamb rolls
Easter Lamb Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Turn ordinary crescent rolls into lamb cinnamon rolls for a special Easter breakfast or brunch every child and adult alike will enjoy.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 2 (8 oz.) tube refrigerated crescent rolls (see the 'essentials' below for gluten-free version)
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Raisins for eyes and nose
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  3. On a large surface, unroll crescent dough (do not separate) and press perforations to seal. Repeat with the second crescent dough package. Cut one sheet of crescent dough in half and set aside (this will be used to make lamb's head). Brush remaining 1 1/2 crescent dough sheets with melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  4. Starting from a long side, roll up the dough. Using a sharp knife, slice dough into 1-inch pieces. Arrange the pieces you cut from the full crescent dough, cut side up, in a prepared pan, flattening each roll slightly. Arrange the pieces from the half crescent dough on top to form the body.
  5. Knead the remaining crescent dough (removing a small amount for the ears and wool) until smooth ball forms. Press in raisins for eyes and nose and make an indent using the back of a knife for the mouth.
  6. Gently press the ears and wool on top of the head.
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool rolls slightly in pan on a wire rack. Remove from the pan and dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

Glaze, if desired:

 

  • Mix 4 tablespoons butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency.
  • Spread over slightly cooled rolls or serve in a small bowl for dipping.

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26 Comment

  1. Reply
    candy
    March 15, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    That is a really cute idea with cinnamon rolls. Found you on Bloggers Pit Stop Link Party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks, Candy, and thanks for stopping in!

  2. Reply
    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    March 16, 2018 at 9:34 am

    So cute and clever. LOVE this!
    Couldn’t see the gluten free ‘essentials’ though……..

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 16, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Gah, that’s a mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. I’ll fix it as soon as I get to my computer, but in the meantime, you can find gluten-free rolls here

  3. Reply
    Kat @ Kat's 9 Lives
    March 16, 2018 at 10:25 am

    This is so creative! I would never think of anything this cute!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 16, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      Glad you like it, Kat! 😀

  4. Reply
    TurksWhoEat
    March 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    This is the cutest! And I’m sure those cinnamon rolls are delicious. I’m sure the kids will love it 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 16, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you much! Kids do love it – they fight over who’s going to eat the head, LOL.

  5. Reply
    Robin
    March 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    This is adorbs! I made cinnamon roll bunnies, but yours is way more creative!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 18, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you, Robin! I couldn’t find your bunnies on your blog, but I found other cute edible animals. Fabulous! 🙂

  6. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    March 18, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I love it Jas! How cute – had to pin this one! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 18, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      Hi, Helen! Thanks so much for pinning! Enjoy your week.

  7. Reply
    Rhiana L Jones
    March 19, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    ahh, so cute! I’ve pinned it, can’t wait to try.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 19, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you, Rhiana!

  8. Reply
    Carlee
    March 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Eeeek! Little Dude would love this and I love that you made it so easy with the crescent rolls! <3

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 21, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks, my dear! It’s fun creating things for the little ones 😀

  9. Reply
    Shirley Wood
    March 21, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Such a fun idea! He is almost too cute to eat! Yes, my grandchildren bring out the creativity in me sometimes too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you next week. Pinned.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 21, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      What would we do without them? They bring out kindness, unconditional love, and creativity in us, just to name a few 😀 Thanks for visiting, Shirley!

  10. Reply
    Jenna
    March 21, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    So adorable!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 21, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks, Jenna!

  11. Reply
    Richella Parham
    March 22, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Jas, this is absolutely adorable! That little clover hanging out of his mouth–oh my word, that’s the best. You’re so creative! My kids would absolutely love these (even though my kids are grown)!

    Thank you so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      I’m so happy you like this little guy, Richella! 😀 Thank you so much for the feature, it’s always such an honor. Hugs

  12. Reply
    Miz Helen
    March 24, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, and we pinned it to our Features board. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 25, 2018 at 9:17 am

      Thanks for the honor, Miz Helen!

  13. Reply
    Marilyn Lesniak
    March 25, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 25, 2018 at 9:16 am

      What an honor! Thank you much! XO

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