Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls

Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls – Add a touch of festive magic to your Christmas morning with these adorable Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls! Easy to make using canned cinnamon rolls, these sweet and whimsical treats are perfect for holiday breakfasts. Transform a simple cinnamon roll into a charming reindeer face, complete with a red peanut M&M nose and chocolate chip eyes. It’s a fun and delicious way to make the season bright for the whole family.

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Easy Christmas Cinnamon Rolls

Making Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas morning is a delightful and whimsical way to add a touch of magic to your holiday breakfast. It’s as simple as starting with canned cinnamon rolls, creating a charming reindeer face by using one roll for the head and cutting another in half to form the ears. After baking, the warm, sweet aroma fills the kitchen, creating an atmosphere of anticipation and joy. Once frosted and decorated with a red peanut M&M for the nose and two chocolate chips for the eyes, these little reindeer come to life and bring smiles to the faces of young and old alike. It’s a fun and heartwarming holiday tradition that not only indulges your taste buds but also adds a touch of festive whimsy to the special moments spent with loved ones on Christmas morning.

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How to Make Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is effortless to make with only three ingredients. Open a can of refrigerated cinnamon roll and separate the dough into 8 cinnamon rolls. Place four cinnamon rolls on a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, cut each of the remaining rolls in half, forming the antlers. Cut two or three slits on the rounded sides of the cinnamon roll halves. Place antlers at the top of the whole cinnamon rolls, arching to make the antler points; pinch edges to attach. Bake in a preheated oven according to the package directions. Spread icing over warm reindeer. Place a red peanut M&M in the middle of the face to make a nose. Add two chocolate chips directly above the M&M to make the eyes.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • This recipe uses a can of 12.4-ounce Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. These are the smaller rolls NOT the Grands.
  • One can of cinnamon rolls will make 4 reindeer.
  • Watch the rolls as they cook. I found that they cook a little faster than the cooking time listed.
  • Can substitute homemade cream cheese frosting for the canned frosting.
  • Can I make Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls ahead of time? Yes! I like to lay the rolls out on the baking sheet and store them in the refrigerator overnight. Cover the baking pan with plastic wrap to keep the dough from drying out.
  • Store the rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
christmas cinnamon rolls in the shape of a reindeer

What to Serve with Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls

When serving Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls, consider accompanying them with a selection of sides that make your Christmas morning spread even more special. A warm cup of hot cocoa or freshly brewed coffee is the perfect beverage to enjoy alongside these sweet treats, creating a comforting and cozy combination. Fresh fruit salad or fruit skewers with a mix of berries and citrus segments can add a refreshing and healthy contrast to the indulgent rolls. For those who enjoy a savory balance, consider preparing our favorite Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole or Rotel Sausage Cream Cheese Pinwheels to complement the sweetness of the cinnamon rolls. With a well-rounded selection of sides, your Christmas morning breakfast will be a delightful feast that satisfies every craving and spreads holiday cheer around the table.

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Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 4 reindeer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls – Add a touch of festive magic to your Christmas morning with these adorable Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls! Easy to make using canned cinnamon rolls, these sweet and whimsical treats are perfect for holiday breakfasts. Transform a simple cinnamon roll into a charming reindeer face, complete with a red peanut M&M nose and chocolate chip eyes. It's a fun and delicious way to make the season bright for the whole family.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12.4oz) can refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 4 red peanut M&Ms
  • 8 chocolate chips

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Separate rolls. Place four cinnamon rolls on a baking sheet.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut each of the remaining rolls in half, forming the antlers. Cut two or three slits on the rounded sides of the cinnamon roll halves.
  • Place antlers at the top of the whole cinnamon rolls, arching to make the antler points; pinch edges to attach.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Spread icing over warm reindeer. Place a red peanut M&M in the middle of the face to make a nose. Add two chocolate chips directly above the M&M to make the eyes.

Notes:

  • This recipe uses a can of 12.4-ounce Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. These are the smaller rolls NOT the Grands.
  • One can of cinnamon rolls will make 4 reindeer.
  • Watch the rolls as they cook. I found that they cook a little faster than the cooking time listed.
  • Can substitute homemade cream cheese frosting for the canned frosting.
  • Can I make Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls ahead of time? Yes! I like to lay the rolls out on the baking sheet and store them in the refrigerator overnight. Cover the baking pan with plastic wrap to keep the dough from drying out.
  • Store the rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.

Steph

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