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Christmas Tree Rolls


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • suefalk
    Dec 12, 2018
    Super quick and easy. Canned crescent rolls made into mini cinnamon rolls. I love the decorated tree shape for serving. Makes a great presentation for a breakfast buffet. Great idea!
  • frankieb
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • pat gutshall
    Dec 31, 1969

    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.


  • Bettyejane
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • whiteyandpam
    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!

  • betwendy
    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.


  • ench87
    Dec 31, 1969

    i have not made this however, i prefer recipes that are from scratch not boxes or pre made processed things.. dont want to offend, but not everyone is in a huge hurry to get it done... i have the time and just think "home made" is best!

  • grammadonna
    Dec 31, 1969

    I made these and they were good, but I must have rolled them up too thin or something because they were tiny. They didn't seem to rise any. Also agree about the cooking time.

  • annabaldi
    Dec 21, 2008

    It turned out so good! My guest really liked it and it tasted delicious. I will surely try it out again! Thanks for the recipe.

  • keoute
    Dec 31, 1969

    It came out very cute! But a warning: the cooking time listed in the directions is much too long. It needs more like 12 minutes. I used marachino cherries and dyed my glaze green. You also do not even use half of the glaze. Overall, very fun and easy!

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