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Christmas Tree Rolls

 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.