Adorable Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree

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This Cinnamon Roll Christmas tree needs just two ingredient and is such a fun and easy treat! My kids loved helping with this recipe to make a special and festive breakfast.


  • One can (12.4 ounce) of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with icing
  • Festive holiday sprinkles to decorate


  • Heat oven to 400°F and large baking sheet with cooking spray. (You might need a second baking sheet to fit all of the pieces depending on the size of your baking sheet.)
  • Separate dough into 8 rolls. Use kitchen scissors or knife to cut each roll into 4 pieces, for a total of 32 small pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a small ball.
  • Arrange 10 balls in a circle shape on the baking pan for the base of the tree, with 2-3 in the middle. The pieces should be clustered together and not too spread out to provide a solid, stackable base.
  • To make each stackable layer of the tree, repeat with a formation of 8 balls in a separate circle cluster, then 6 balls, then 4, then 3, then finally a single ball. There will be a total of 6 individual clusters that will stack on top of each other after they are baked (including the single ball on the top.)
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes.
  • While they are baking, transfer icing to a microwavable measuring cup. (Do not microwave the metal container the icing comes in.) Microwave uncovered on High for 10 to 15 seconds or until pourable.
  • Use large, flat spatula to transfer the largest cluster of 10 pieces to serving platter or cake plate. Drizzle with small amount of icing to act as a glue, then top with next largest cluster of 8 pieces and drizzle with small amount of icing.
  • Continue with remaining clusters, ending with the single ball as the topper. Drizzle remaining icing over tree.
  • Top with sprinkles for “ornaments.”


  • Tip 1: You can add food coloring to the icing to create any color you’d like.
  • Tip 2: Using a footed cake stand can imitate a tree trunk!
  • Tip 3: To make a larger Cinnamon Roll Christmas tree, use an extra packet of Cinnamon rolls and double the amount in each row. (For example, start with 20 rolls on the bottom instead of 10, followed by 16 instead of 8, 12 instead of 6, etc.)

Special thanks to Pillsbury for this fun and easy recipe.