Christmas Tree Rolls
"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.
11 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 131 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein.