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Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree Recipe

Made with crescent roll dough and dried fruit, this Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree recipe is so easy-to-make and fun to eat! Cinnamon Rolls shaped into a Christmas tree is perfect breakfast for Christmas morning.

Made with crescent roll dough and dried fruit, this Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree recipe is so easy-to-make and fun to eat! Cinnamon Rolls shaped into a Christmas tree is perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. Since there is no waiting for the dough to rise, this Christmas breakfast treat comes together quickly.

Made with crescent roll dough and dried fruit, this Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree recipe is so easy-to-make and fun to eat! Cinnamon Rolls shaped into a Christmas tree is perfect breakfast for Christmas morning.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree Recipe

For an elegant, sophisticated, yet simple something to bake this Christmas, consider Mini Cinnamon Rolls. These are our favorite holiday recipe for several reasons. They’re easy to make no matter what your level of baking experience is or how much time you have before the morning of December 25th arrives.

Can I Make it Using Regular Cinnamon Rolls

You can certainly use regular cinnamon rolls if you want this to go even faster. I personally love the way the crescent rolls taste in this recipe.

How to Store Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, they’ll keep in the fridge for a few days. You can also freeze them if you like. Just let them cool completely before packing them up and placing them in a container or freezer bag.

How to Reheat a Mini Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree

Just pop it in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds. Be sure to reheat them too long or they will get hard. You can add more glaze to the top if it melts.

Variations to This Mini Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree Recipe

Make them gingerbread– This will take longer because you are making homemade cinnamon rolls. However, if you love the flavors of gingerbread, you will love gingerbread cinnamon roll Christmas tree.

Different Candies– I am using dried fruit for the filling and for the decorations, but you can also use regular candies, like M&Ms or something similar.

Glaze– This is a simple powdered sugar glaze. You can also make a cream cheese glaze. You can also use a cream cheese frosting and tint it green to make it look like a tree.

Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree on a pan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup candied fruit, chopped
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons milk
  • additional candied fruit for garnish

Christmas tree cinnamon rolls ingredients

How to Make Mini Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree Recipe

crescent dough spread out

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll on package of crescent roll dough on lightly floured surface; do not separate. Roll dough to seal perforations. Repeat with second package of dough. Do not join dough together. Spread butter evenly over dough. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle chopped candied fruit over sugar mixture

dried fruit spread over dough

Starting at short end, roll up dough jelly roll style to make two 9 inch long rolls. Pinch edges to seal.

dough rolled up

 

Cut each roll crosswise into 3/4 inch slices to make 12 slices (24 rolls total).

log cut up

To form a tree, place slices, cut side down, on large stone or baking sheet. Beginning 2 inches from edge of baking sheet, place one slice for top of tree. Arrange two slices below with sides touching. Continue arranging a row of three slices, then a row of four slices and a row of five slices. Place six slices in the bottom row. Use the remaining slices for the trunk, centering two slices under the last row, and the last slice below.

See Also
Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree before it is baked

Bake for 18-23 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Remove from oven, cool 15 minutes.

glaze in a bowl

For glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth, drizzle over warm rolls. Garnish with additional candied fruit, if desired. Serve warm.

Note: If you prefer to not use candied fruit, you can optionally use 1/2 each read and green maraschino cherries, drained and chopped.

Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree

You might also like these holiday breakfast recipes:

Baked Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Made with crescent roll dough and dried fruit, this Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree recipe is so easy-to-make and fun to eat! Cinnamon Rolls shaped into a Christmas tree is perfect breakfast for Christmas morning.

Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree

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Made with crescent roll dough and dried fruit, this Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Tree recipe is so easy-to-make and fun to eat! Cinnamon Rolls shaped into a Christmas tree is perfect breakfast for Christmas morning.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup candied fruit chopped
  • 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls 8 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons milk
  • additional candied fruit for garnish

Instructions
 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll on package of crescent roll dough on lightly floured surface; do not separate. Roll dough to seal perforations. Repeat with second package of dough. Do not join dough together. Spread butter evenly over dough. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle chopped candied fruit over sugar mixture.
  • 2. Starting at short end, roll up dough jelly roll style to make two 9 inch long rolls. Pinch edges to seal. Cut each roll crosswise into 3/4 inch slices to make 12 slices (24 rolls total).
  • 3. To form a tree, place slices, cut side down, on large stone or baking sheet. Beginning 2 inches from edge of baking sheet, place one slice for top of tree. Arrange two slices below with sides touching. Continue arranging a row of three slices, then a row of four slices and a row of five slices. Place six slices in the bottom row. Use the remaining slices for the trunk, centering two slices under the last row, and the last slice below.
  • 4. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Remove from oven, cool 15 minutes. For glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth, drizzle over warm rolls. Garnish with additional candied fruit, if desired. Serve warm.
  • Note: If you prefer to not use candied fruit, you can optionally use 1/2 each read and green maraschino cherries, drained and chopped.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 244mgPotassium: 3mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 58IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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