Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Enjoy this Christmas tree shaped coffee cake that's drizzled with orange glaze and garnished with candied cherries.

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can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
teaspoons granulated sugar
teaspoon grated orange peel
cup powdered sugar
to 2 teaspoons orange juice
red candied cherries, halved
green candied cherries, halved
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 4 strips. Twist each dough strip several times.
  2. On ungreased cookie sheet, form tree shape by starting at top of tree. Zigzag twisted strips of dough back and forth across cookie sheet, touching previous strip and making tree wider toward bottom, adding strips as each is finished. End with curl of dough at center of bottom to form trunk. Tree will be about 8 inches from tip to trunk.
  3. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and orange peel. Sprinkle over dough.
  4. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving tray.
  5. In small bowl, beat powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bread. Garnish with cherries. Serve warm.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Don't like candied cherries? Try fresh raspberries, strawberry slices, dried cranberries or very well-drained maraschino cherries instead. While you're at it, make an extra coffee cake for a friend!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 220mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.