Is there anything that smells better than cinnamon rolls baking in an oven? That smell just permeates the house and soon everyone is running to the kitchen to get one. Today I’m going to show you how to take your traditional cinnamon rolls up a notch, and make a quick Christmas morning breakfast. The key word here is quick because who wants to spend all of Christmas morning making breakfast? These Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls are easy to make and kids love to help decorate them. If you are looking for more yummy apple recipes, check out this Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie.
Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls
Directions for making Christmas tree cinnamon rolls
Before you begin to make these festive rolls, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then take out your Grands Cinnabon cinnamon rolls and unroll each one.
To form the roll into a tree shape, zig zag the cinnamon roll back and forth. Start with a longer piece and continue to zig zag smaller as you go up to make the top of the tree.
You might decide that you want extra icing for these cinnamon rolls, in addition to the one that comes in the can. If you do, you can make the extra icing while the cinnamon rolls are baking.
Mix the powdered sugar and water together to make the extra icing.
Add the icing that came in the package with the icing you made, and add 3-4 drops of green food coloring. Mix well.
When the cinnamon rolls are done baking and have cooled slightly, spread an even layer of green icing onto each one.
Now they are ready to serve!
These make a really fun breakfast on Christmas morning. They cook up quickly, so you have more time to enjoy Christmas morning fun with the family.
You can have the kids help to decorate their own trees. Of course, when my kids decorate these, they have a lot more sprinkles on them!
Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 tube Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
- ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
- Green Food Coloring
- ½ tsp. Water
- Candy Sprinkles Nonpareils
- Candy Stars
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Take the cinnamon rolls and unroll each one. Form into a tree shape by zig zagging the cinnamon roll back and forth. Starting with a longer piece and continue to zig zag smaller as you go up.
- Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
- While those are baking, mix the powdered sugar and water together to make extra icing. (This step is optional and only necessary if you want more icing).
- Add the icing that came in the package with the icing you made and add 3-4 drops of green food coloring. Mix well.
- Once cinnamon rolls are baked and cooled slightly, spread an even layer of icing on each one.
- Add the sprinkles (ornaments), a star on top and Enjoy!
- A fun Christmas morning breakfast!
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