Kids can make easy cinnamon rolls by spreading refrigerated canned biscuit dough with a mixture of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans, and then topping them with a powdered sugar glaze after baking. In case of nut allergies, the pecans may be omitted.
Prepare a shallow glass or metal baking dish by coating the inside lightly with softened butter or oil. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small mixing bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of brown sugar with 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a second bowl.
Open the canned biscuit dough, and separate the biscuits. Roll one biscuit into a long thin cylinder. Brush it with the melted butter, and then sprinkle it with the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture. Roll the coated biscuit, making a spiral shape, and then place it into the prepared baking dish.
Repeat this process with all of the biscuit dough, placing the uncooked cinnamon rolls so that they just touch each other. Sprinkle the rolls with chopped pecans if desired, and bake for about 20 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are light golden brown.
While the cinnamon rolls bake, prepare the glaze. Mix 1/2 cup of powdered sugar with 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk, adjusting the liquid to achieve the desired consistency. Mix in 2 to 3 drops of vanilla extract. Top the warm cinnamon rolls with the powdered sugar glaze.