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Air Fryer Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls

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Air Fryer Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 5
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Start your day in a delicious way with warm cinnamon rolls topped with a sweet frosting, sugar cookie dough crumbles and colorful sprinkles. While the final presentation is over-the-top impressive, you’ll jump for joy at how easy this recipe is—you can have warm, extra-special cinnamon rolls on the table in under an hour. You don’t have to save these Air Fryer Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls just for breakfast, either. They could easily be the sweet treat at a birthday party or other special occasion!
Updated Mar 17, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 can (17.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Cinnamon Rolls with Original Icing (5 Count)
  • 4 oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 cookie dough rounds from 1 package (16 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ Sugar Cookie Dough (24 Count)
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow candy sprinkles

Steps

  • 1
    Cut two 8-inch rounds of cooking parchment paper. Place one round in bottom of air fryer basket. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Separate dough into 5 rolls; set icing aside. Place 3 rolls on parchment paper in air fryer basket, spacing apart. Cover remaining rolls with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.
  • 3
    Set air fryer to 320°F; cook 12 minutes. Place a large plate over air fryer basket, and invert. Discard parchment. Carefully transfer cinnamon rolls back to air fryer, bottom side up. Cook 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and rolls are cooked thorough. Remove from air fryer; cover loosely with foil to keep warm while cooking second batch. Repeat for remaining 2 rolls, and place on remaining parchment round in basket of air fryer. Cook as directed above.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, place icing and cream cheese; beat with spoon until well blended. Stir in powdered sugar until mixed well. In another small bowl, crumble cookie dough rounds into small pieces. Add sprinkles, and stir until coated. Spread icing mixture on tops of warm cinnamon rolls; crumble sprinkled coated cookie dough pieces on tops. Serve warm.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Air fryer temperature control settings vary according to brand and model. If your air fryer does not have the exact temperature setting called for in the recipe, consult your manual for suggested temperature settings.
  • tip 2
    Our recipes do not call for preheating your air fryer. Just set the temperature, and start. Never preheat with parchment paper alone.
  • tip 3
    We tested this recipe in a 3.7-quart air fryer. If using a larger air fryer, such as a 6-quart size, you may be able to fit more of the cinnamon rolls into one batch for cooking. Be sure to cook them in a single layer, spacing them apart, so they can cook thoroughly.
  • tip 4
    Short of time? Try sprinkling refrigerated Pillsbury™ Birthday Cake Cookie Dough Poppins on top of frosted cinnamon rolls instead of sprinkled crumbled cookie dough.

Nutrition Information

540 Calories, 22g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 79g Total Carbohydrate, 42g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Roll
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
640mg
27%
Potassium
260mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
79g
26%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
42g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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