Mini Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

There’s something about having a fully decorated 7 ft. tall spruce tree looming over your living room that just makes Christmas official. But 7 ft. tall spruce trees aren’t always easy to come by, and if you live in a shoe box of an apartment like me, there probably isn’t a lot of comfortable leg room left after erecting a 7 ft. tall spruce tree.

What if I told you that I’ve got a super fun and easy way to make sure that everyone who wants a tree on Christmas, gets one; that with just 25 minutes prep time, you can have a fully decked out tree; that not only will it look adorable, smell wonderful, it will also taste delicious! Oh yes, you can have all that when you make your very own miniature Christmas Tree with our yummy cinnamon rolls!

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Just think how excited the kiddos would be waking up to these edible Christmas trees on Christmas morning! Okay, so it’s not like you can stick presents underneath these mini trees, but if you ask me, I think these incredibly cute mini cinnamon roll Christmas trees in it of themselves make a great treat!

You Will Need:

  • Aluminum foil
  • 1 can Immaculate Baking Co.™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 4 to 6 drops green food color
  • Green, red, white and yellow candy sprinkles or colored sugar

Here’s How to Get the Dough Rolling:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cut five 18-inch pieces of foil. Crush each piece of foil into a cone shape 3-inches high with a 2 1/2- inch diameter base. Spray each cone very generously with cooking spray.
  2. Separate dough. Unroll each roll into long strip. Wrap dough around cone starting at base and ending at top. Press at top of cone to form point. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Gently remove foil cones; cool trees upright on cooling rack about 30 minutes. DSC05924
  3. In small bowl, stir together icing and food coloring. Working with one tree at a time, drizzle or frost edges of tree from top to bottom; sprinkle with candies. Repeat with remaining trees.DSC05934

And now you can check “Christmas Tree” off your holiday to-do list 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Mini Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

  1. The Editor says:

    I am going to try this recipe. I think these little holiday mini cinnamon rolls will go great with my holiday brunch buffet.

  2. DyeFreeMom says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but using food coloring and red/green candy sprinkles on these seems like a complete oxymoron. If I wanted artificial crap in my food I’d buy pilsbury cinnamon rolls! I buy Immaculate products specifically to avoid chemicals. This post makes me question your commitment to better food in the US.

    • bettercookies says:

      Hey DyeFreeMom!

      Thanks for the feedback! A big part of what we pride ourselves in doing is to offer our bakers fun ideas, and hope that through the variety of options we share, it’ll inspire our bakers to create yumminess with their own twists! Our Mini Cinnamon Rolls are shared with the same intent! Our commitment to making goodies without use of GMOs and artificial preservatives still remain as strong as ever. Here’s to wishing you a very happy New Year!

  3. Roxanne solander says:

    I have always respected what IBC stands for. This is so disappointing coming from your company. We specifically buy your cinamon rolls because they have no artificial coloring, unlike the other brands out there. Your product is amazing without having to turn it into anything. My kids wouldn’t touch those”trees” because they know how gross food dyes are. I am a feingold member and I know there are a lot more that feel this way too. Happy holidays.

    • bettercookies says:

      Hey Roxanne! Thank goodness there is still natural food coloring and food dyes out there! A big part of what we pride ourselves in doing is to offer our bakers fun ideas, and hope that through the variety of options we share, it’ll inspire our bakers to create yumminess with their own twists! Our Mini Cinnamon Rolls are shared with the same intent! We hope you enjoyed a splendid holiday as well! Happy New Year!

  4. Cat says:

    These are adorable, however, since Immaculate cinnamon rolls are made with no artificial anything, may I suggest using natural food color (chlorophyll makes a vibrant green) to color the frosting and use naturally colored sprinkles or jimmies (India Tree makes great jimmies), to decorate? Why spend the extra money on Immaculate if you are just going to make them inedible to anyone who won’t poison their body with artificial colors?

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