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Christmas Star Rolls

 Christmas Star Rolls
On a special day, preparing mouthwatering cinnamon rolls with a rich caramel sauce is a tempting way to treat family and friends. Using convenient hot roll mix makes it easy to do, and the pecans and candied cherries give the rolls a lovely look.—Ann Harrill, Reidsville, North Carolina
16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions. Turn onto a
  • floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll each
  • half into a 1/4-in. thick rectangle. Brush with butter. Combine
  • sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style,
  • starting at a long end; pinch edges to seal seam. Cut each roll into
  • eight equal pieces and set aside. Arrange pecans and cherries in two
  • greased 8-in. round pans or 6-cup ring molds. Combine glaze
  • ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until
  • the butter is melted and the mixture is well blended. Pour glaze
  • over pecans and cherries; top with rolls. Cover and let rise in a
  • warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes. Bake at 350° for
  • 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert pans onto
  • platters and let glaze drizzle over rolls. Yield: 16 rolls.

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