A cinnamon roll Christmas tree is a very but festive recipe to make and serve on Christmas morning. Just bake refrigerated cinnamon rolls in the shape of Christmas tree, frost and decorate.
Christmas morning breakfast always seems to elude me. I think that after all the shopping, decorating, concert going, planning and cooking, I always forget about Christmas morning breakfast. We don’t normally have our large family meal until dinner so we need to eat something.
Homemade cinnamon rolls are always a treat for Christmas breakfast – if you remember to make them and they actually last that long. So this adorable Christmas Roll Christmas Tree has a special place in my heart.
Not only is this just about the cutest thing ever for Christmas breakfast, but it’s oh so easy! Like seriously it’s basically canned rolls made in to a tree. It’s perfect! Make one every year and just call it a tradition. They’ll never know how easy it is to pull together.
If you want to make individual Christmas trees out of cinnamon rolls check out our Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees Recipe.
How to Make a Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree for Christmas
- Refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
- Green food coloring
- Sprinkles and/or candies, for decorating ( Wilton Holiday Nonpareils, Wilton Christmas Confetti, and M&M candies)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Open cinnamon roll cans and set icing aside.
Create a Christmas tree shape with the cinnamon rolls on the baking sheet. You’ll want two rolls of 5 cinnamon rolls on the bottom of the sheet. Place two more rows of 4 rolls above the bottom rolls. Then do one row of the three cinnamon rolls followed by a row of two rolls and then finally the last roll on top. Place them so that they are touching the rolls on each side, top and bottom. They will bake together, which is fine.
Bake for 13 to 17 minutes or until the middle is done and the edges are golden. Watch the middle of the tree to make sure it all bakes through. Once it’s baked, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
While the cinnamon rolls cool, open up the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls. In a small mixing bowl, add the icing and green food coloring. Mix well. Make sure the rolls are cooled well and then spread evenly across the cinnamon rolls. If the rolls are too hot, they will melt the icing and you won’t see as much green.
Call the kids over and set out Christmas baking decorations. Let them have fun and top cinnamon rolls with your choice of sprinkles and candy. Even better, put some sprinkle containers in their stockings and let them wonder what it’s for!
Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
- 3 (8 count) cans refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
- Green food coloring
- Sprinkles and/or candies, for decorating
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Open cinnamon roll cans and set icing aside. Create a Christmas tree shape with the cinnamon rolls on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 13 to 17 minutes or until the middle is done and the edges are golden.
- In a small mixing bowl, add the icing and green food coloring. Mix well. Spread evenly across the cinnamon rolls.
- Top cinnamon rolls with your choice of sprinkles and candy.
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