Easy to make, this Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart is the perfect Christmas morning treat! It uses refrigerated cinnamon rolls perfect for the busy season. This is perfect for Christmas brunch and it’s great for the kids to help make.
As we gear up for the most wonderful time of the year, what better way to embrace the holiday spirit than with a delicious and festive treat? Today, we’re diving into the world of sweet, gooey goodness with our Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart!
Using refrigerated, canned cinnamon rolls you can shape them into a Christmas tree. I finished this Christmas tree off with some fresh cranberries and rosemary, but you could add whatever you like to finish off your festive tree. Such a fun idea for Christmas breakfast.
What You’ll Need
You only need a couple of items for the Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree!
- two cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls (I used Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with 8 per can)
- fresh cranberries
- rosemary sprigs
Making Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart
Preheat and Prepare
Start by preheating your oven to the temperature that is listed on your refrigerated, canned cinnamon rolls. Then prep a baking sheet with some parchment paper.
Now you could definitely make homemade cinnamon roll dough and create this Christmas tree with your dough, but for this, I’m going with quick and easy and something that you can get the little kids to join in on.
Unroll the Goodness
Start by opening your cinnamon roll cans. You will be cutting each cinnamon roll in half.
Then take one of the cinnamon roll halves and roll it into a ball.
Shape Your Tree
You can form tree shape by starting with seven of the cinnamon roll balls on the bottom row. For the next row you will have only 6. For the additional rows of rolls, you will subtract one cinnamon roll.
As you continue up you will create a Christmas tree shape! To form the trunk I took 2 of the halves and turned them into rectangle shapes and placed them next to each other.
Bake to Perfection
Bake in the preheated oven as directed on the cinnamon roll cans.
After it’s baked to a light golden brown, remove and let the tree cool for 10-15 minutes. Then I used the cream cheese frosting that came in the cans. I squeezed the frosting onto the tree, going back and forth from top to bottom to cover the tree with delicious frosting.
Decorate with Delight
Then I added some fresh cranberries to give the appearance of red ornaments.
I finished it off by adding some rosemary sprigs to the edges of the Christmas tree and then decided to sprinkle a few leaves of the rosemary on top of the Christmas tree too.
- dust the top with powdered sugar for a snowy look
- top with Christmas sprinkles
I hope this Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree Pull Apart becomes one of your family’s favorite Christmas recipes. Pair it with some hot chocolate for a fun Christmas morning with this cinnamon roll recipe.
Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart
- cookie sheet
- parchment paper
- 2 cans refrigerated cinnamon rolls cans with 8 cinnamon rolls
- fresh cranberries if desired
- fresh rosemary if desired
- Preheat oven as directed on your canned cinnamon rolls. Mine was 400 ℉
- Open your cans of cinnamon rolls. Cut each cinnamon roll in half.
- Roll all but 2 of the cinnamon roll dough pieces into balls.
- Place the parchment paper on the cookie sheet. Place 7 of the dough balls in a row towards the bottom of the cookie sheet . Leave a few inches for your tree trunk.
- Place another row on top of the 7 balls. The one above with have only 6. Then one above will have 5. Continue this pattern until you get to the top with only 1 dough ball.
- Take the 2 pieces that you didn't roll into form them into a rectangular shape and place them next to each other at the bottom to form the tree trunk.
- Bake in the oven as directed on your can of cinnamon rolls. Mine took about 14 minutes.
- Drizzle the icing that came with your cinnamon rolls on top of your cinnamon roll Christmas tree.
- Adorn with cranberries, rosemary, or anything else you want to decorate your tree with.