Christmas Tree Rolls Recipe
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Christmas Tree Rolls Recipe

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"Our kids love it when I bake these yummy rolls in the shape of a Christmas tree," shares Diedra Walker, a working mother from Martin, Tennessee who enjoys trying new recipes on weekends. Taking advantage of convenient crescent roll dough, she makes this impressive addition to a special brunch without a lot of fuss.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons milk
  • Red and/or green candied cherries, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 131 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Unroll crescent roll dough into a rectangle. Press seams and perforations to seal; roll lightly with a rolling pin. Spread butter over dough. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Seal edge. Cut into 22 slices. To form a tree, place slices on a greased baking sheet with sides touching and cut side up. Place one slice in the top row and two slices in the second row. Repeat with remaining rolls, adding one slice per row, until the tree has six rows. Center the one remaining slice under the last row for a truck. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Combine confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over warm rolls. Decorate with cherries if desired. Yield: 22 rolls.
Originally published as Christmas Tree Rolls in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p46

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009

"Good idea Pat. I think I'm going to try this using cinnamon rolls!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"I made this for Christmas dinner and the concept of the tree caught everyone's eye; however, using cinnamon rolls would have made more sense and a larger size roll per person.


Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"I can't wait until Christmas Day to make this recipe for our Christmas brunch. I think everyone will be surprised. BJA"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"this recipe was a great find! fast and easy, I don't have the time! for kick I used 1T splenda, 1/2 t. cinnamon and 2T splenda brown sugar and 1/2 c chopped pecans for sprinkle over the butter before rolling up to cut. Then added baking mini M&Ms for christmas tree bulb decoration. I needed 2 one was not enough!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"I made these and everyone enjoyed them. They made beautiful Christmas trees and I know I will make them in the future.


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