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Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls

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Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 10
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During the holiday season, what could be better than cinnamon rolls? Only cinnamon rolls shaped like Christmas trees! Once you've trimmed the real tree, make even more memories by baking these Christmas tree-shaped cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Get the kids in the kitchen for this one—they'll love frosting and topping their own trees with sprinkles and candies for a special morning treat.
Updated Nov 15, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Separate dough into 5 rolls. Unroll each roll, and cut dough in half lengthwise to make 10 strips of dough. Weave each strip of dough back and forth into a triangular tree shape, with dough touching each other. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet; secure top and bottom of dough with toothpicks. Flatten dough slightly with hands.
  • 3
    Bake about 10 minutes or until light golden brown and firm enough to turn. Carefully turn over using toothpicks on both ends of dough; bake 4 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove toothpicks from trees; discard.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, place icing and cream cheese; beat with spoon until well blended. Stir in powdered sugar until mixed well. Tint icing mixture with green food color to desired color. Cover and refrigerate until ready to decorate.
  • 5
    On flat side of each cinnamon roll tree, spread icing mixture to cover. Add sprinkles or sugar to decorate. Add gumdrop at top of tree to make star and peanut butter cup or chocolate caramel to make tree trunk (securing with a small amount of frosting or placing next to bottom of tree.) Decorate using photo as a guide.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Quickly soften cream cheese by removing from packaging, placing on a microwavable plate and microwaving uncovered on High for about 15 seconds or until just softened.
  • tip 2
    Toothpicks help the dough hold its tree shape while baking—make sure to remove them before decorating and serving your cinnamon roll trees.
  • tip 3
    Turn the dough over partway through baking time to give the rolls a flat side for decorating.
  • tip 4
    Cool your Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls completely before decorating so the icing mixture won't slide off the sides.

Nutrition Information

240 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 22g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cinnamon Roll Tree
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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