Lightly flour counter tops.
Unroll crescent rolls.
Pinch seams together to form a large rectangle.
Slather 1/2 stick room temperature butter all over dough.
Mix together 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup cinnamon.
Sprinkle sugar/cinnamon mixture generously all over buttered dough.
Add raisins and/or nuts. (optional)
Carefully roll the dough into a log.
Using a serrated bread knife, carefully cut into 8 pieces.
Wrap in wax or parchment paper. If you don’t have any you could cover with plastic wrap.
Place in fridge overnight or you can cook immediately.
Mix together the other half of the stick of butter melted and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Then pour in bottom of cast iron skillet or baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Mix together ingredients for sweet vanilla glaze and drizzle on top of cinnamon rolls while hot.