Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Enjoy this Christmas tree shaped coffee cake that's drizzled with orange glaze and garnished with candied cherries.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Bread

1
can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2
teaspoons granulated sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel

Glaze

1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 teaspoons orange juice
4
red candied cherries, halved
4
green candied cherries, halved
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 4 strips. Twist each dough strip several times.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, form tree shape by starting at top of tree. Zigzag twisted strips of dough back and forth across cookie sheet, touching previous strip and making tree wider toward bottom, adding strips as each is finished. End with curl of dough at center of bottom to form trunk. Tree will be about 8 inches from tip to trunk.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and orange peel. Sprinkle over dough.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving tray.
  • 5 In small bowl, beat powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bread. Garnish with cherries. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    220mg
    220%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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