Like many families, cinnamon rolls are a breakfast staple in our household. Not only are they delicious, but they are super easy to make. You can literally smell them baking throughout the house and oh, how I love the smell of baking. What better way to wake up on Christmas morning by eating a delicious and unique cinnamon roll Christmas tree? So pretty, you may not want to eat it but your taste buds will force you to do so.
Are you excited to add something new to your holiday breakfast menu this season? My wish is that your family will thank you for making this sweet creation. Take it one step forward and get the entire family in on making their own Christmas tree made out of cinnamon rolls!
Making the stacked cinnamon roll Christmas tree is fun and easy
Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree Video Tutorial
- 1 can (12.4 oz) cinnamon rolls with icing
- 1/2 teaspoon colored sugar (You can make your own with food coloring or purchase the red & green sugar in the baking aisle)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Separate dough into 8 rolls. Use kitchen sheers to cut each roll into fourths.
Shape each piece into small ball and set on cookie sheet. Place 10 balls in a single layer, clustered and touching together to form a round shape that looks like a layer of the Christmas Tree. Continue with by forming 8 balls, 6 balls, 4 balls, 3 balls and one ball. You should have 6 layers total for your cinnamon roll holiday tree.
Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until browned. Cool for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, transfer icing to microwavable liquid measuring cup. Microwave uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until pourable. I highly recommend 10 seconds because I made the mistake of doing it too long and it turned into mush.
Use a spatula to transfer the largest layer to serving platter or cake plate. I suggest a small plate so it appears as the trunk or tree skirt.
Drizzle a small amount of icing, then top with next largest layer. Repeat with all layers ending with single ball. Drizzle remaining icing over tree. After drizzling, immediately sprinkle with colored red and green sugar.
Now you have your own unique Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree. They make great decor pieces too!
Cheers to finding new ways to enjoy Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls!