Best Valentines Day Cinnamon Rolls

Valentines Day Cinnamon Rolls

We love quick and easy recipes around here, especially when it comes to breakfast time. These Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Rolls are a special treat to make for those you love and can easily be made in the morning before everyone heads off to school or work. And they only have two ingredients! In fact, you may already have the ingredients on hand! I know everyone will absolutely adore this Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Roll recipe!

Valentine's Day Cinnamon Rolls Stacked on top of one another and drizzled with icing.

TIPS AND TRICKS ON MAKING VALENTINE’S DAY CINNAMON ROLLS:

  • We like to use strawberry jelly to fill the centers but you can use any flavor of jam or jelly you want. Raspberry is another personal favorite.
  • You want to get the cinnamon rolls that come in a pack of eight – not the large, Grands cinnamon rolls.
  • This recipe makes 6 cinnamon rolls. You will be using two of the leftover cinnamon rolls in the package to make the bottoms of the hearts.
  • You can easily double this recipe to serve more people!
  • Add some holiday themed sprinkles to the top to give them a little more flair.
Valentine's Day Cinnamon Rolls recipe from The Country Cook: two stacked Valentine's Day Cinnamon Rolls on brown platter.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

canned cinnamon rolls (including the icing that comes included with the cinnamon rolls)
strawberry jelly

Cinnamon rolls out of container on wooden board.

HOW TO MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY CINNAMON ROLLS:

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Open cinnamon roll can (8 in each). Set two cinnamon rolls aside. Also, set aside the icing cup that comes with the cinnamon rolls. We’ll use that later. Grease (or line with parchment paper) a baking sheet and unroll six of the eight cinnamon rolls. Shape each cinnamon roll into a heart, firmly pinching the ends together at the top of the cinnamon roll to close the heart shape.

cinnamon roll dough shown shaped into hearts and on a cookie sheet.

Once all cinnamon heart shapes are made, unroll the two remaining cinnamon rolls and cut each into three equal pieces.

Scissors cutting cinnamon rolls.

Flatten the cut pieces and fold each one into a V-shape.

Hand holding up cut portion of cinnamon roll.

Place V-shape pieces into the base of each of the hearts and spread out. Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Doing this allows the cinnamon rolls to firm up a bit and create a small cup for the jelly.

Cinnamon rolls shaped like hearts on baking sheet

Take cinnamon rolls out of the oven and add about a tablespoon of strawberry jelly to the center of the heart and spread. The jelly should form another heart shape inside the cinnamon roll.

Baked Cinnamon rolls being filled with jelly with a spoon.

Place the baking sheet back into the oven and bake for 4-5 minutes longer until golden brown.

Baked cinnamon rolls on baking sheet with strawberry jelly in the centers of the rolls.

Using a spatula, transfer the cinnamon rolls to a baking rack to cool. Using the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls, drizzle it across the finished hearts.

Valentine's Day Cinnamon Rolls on wire rack with icing drizzled across.

You may need to warm the icing up in the microwave slightly so that it’s easier to drizzle (just don’t forget to remove the aluminum top that comes on top of the icing cup.)

Two cinnamon rolls on top of one another with bite taken out of one.

HOW TO STORE:

If you have any leftovers of this Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Roll Recipe you can store in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days (although they are best the day they are made.) You can rewarm them in the microwave for about 10-20 seconds just before icing starts to melt.

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VALENTINE’S DAY CINNAMON ROLLS

If you are looking for a fun, two-ingredient recipe to serve to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with these Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Roll Recipe, Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 
Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 8-count can of cinnamon rolls set icing aside
  • 6 tablespoon strawberry jelly
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Instructions

  • Open cinnamon roll can (there should be 8 cinnamon rolls.) Set two cinnamon rolls aside. Also, set aside the icing cup that comes with the cinnamon rolls. We’ll use that later.
  • Grease a baking sheet (or line with parchment paper) and unroll six of the eight cinnamon rolls.
  • Shape each cinnamon roll into a heart, firmly pinching the ends together at the top of the cinnamon roll to close the heart shape.
  • Once all cinnamon heart shapes are made, unroll the two remaining cinnamon rolls and cut each into three equal pieces.
  • Flatten the cut pieces and fold each one into a V-shape.
  • Place V-shape pieces into the base of each of the hearts and spread out
  • Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Doing this allows the cinnamon rolls to firm up a bit and create a small cup for the jelly.
  • Take cinnamon rolls out of the oven and add about a tablespoon of strawberry jelly to the center of the heart and spread. The jelly should form another heart shape inside the cinnamon roll.
  • Place the baking sheet back into the oven and bake for 4-5 minutes longer until golden brown.
  • Using a spatula, transfer the cinnamon rolls to a baking rack to cool.
  • Using the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls, drizzle it across the finished hearts. You may need to warm the icing up in the microwave slightly so that it’s easier to drizzle (just don’t forget to remove the aluminum top that comes on top of the icing cup.)

Notes

  • We like to use strawberry jelly to fill the centers but you can use any flavor of jam or jelly you want. Raspberry is another personal favorite.
  • You want to get the cinnamon rolls that come in a pack of eight – not the large, Grands cinnamon rolls.
  • This recipe makes 6 cinnamon rolls. You will be using two of the leftover cinnamon rolls in the package to make the bottoms of the hearts.
  • You can easily double this recipe to serve more people!
  • Add some holiday themed sprinkles to the top to give them a little more flair.
  • If you have any leftovers of this Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Roll Recipe you can store in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days (although they are best the day they are made.) You can rewarm them in the microwave for about 10-20 seconds just before icing starts to melt.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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