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Santa Cinnamon Rolls

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Santa Cinnamon Rolls
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 5

Add some "ho ho ho" to your holiday mornings with these cute Santa cinnamon rolls. Made with Pillsbury™ Grands!™ cinnamon rolls and a smooth cream cheese icing, these sweet breakfast treats are as fun to eat as they are to decorate!

Updated December 2, 2019
Grands! Cinnamon Rolls
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Grands! Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1
    can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 4
    oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2
    cup powdered sugar
  • Red gel food color
  • 10
    candy eyeballs
  • 5
    small red gumdrops
  • 1
    cup miniature marshmallows

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Separate dough into 5 rolls. Place rolls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet; flatten rolls slightly with hands.
  • 3
    Bake about 10 minutes or until light golden brown and firm enough to turn. With fork, turn over and bake 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, place icing and cream cheese; beat with spoon until well blended. Stir in powdered sugar until mixed well. Transfer 1/4 cup of the icing mixture to small bowl; tint with red food color to desired color. Cover and refrigerate until ready to decorate.
  • 5
    On flat side of each roll, spread about 1 tablespoon icing mixture over bottom half of roll to make base for beard.
  • 6
    For hat, spread tinted icing mixture to cover unfrosted part on top half of each roll, leaving a space for the eyes. Attach candy eyeballs to unfrosted portion of cinnamon roll using a small amount of icing.
  • 7
    Slightly flatten red gumdrop; place near top of frosted beard for nose. Press miniature marshmallows onto frosted beard, and add marshmallow on end of hat for pom pom. Decorate using photo as a guide. Serve remaining icing mixture with cinnamon rolls, or refrigerate for another use.

  • Swap the marshmallows for white sparkling decorating sugar to give Santa's beard a different look.
  • Don't have candy eyeballs? Use M&M's® chocolate candies instead.
  • Press down the cinnamon roll dough before baking to help keep the rolls flat in the oven. This also gives you more surface area to decorate!
  • Cool cinnamon rolls completely before decorating—this prevents the icing mixture from sliding off the sides due to the heat from the rolls.
  • Serve cinnamon rolls with the extra icing on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cinnamon Roll
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
82g
27%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
46g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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