Reindeer Dinner Rolls

I saw these rolls in one of my food magazines and I knew I had to make them for Christmas! The original recipe made the dough from scratch. That is fine, but I wanted something easy. I used frozen dinner roll dough and they were a snap to make!
It took about 25 minutes for the dough to thaw out and then I went to work shaping the rolls.  The tricky part is making sure you cut and separate the antlers. Make sure to fan them out so they don’t go back together when the bread rises. Overall these take about an hour. I think they are adorable! They are definitely going on our Christmas dinner table!!

Reindeer Dinner Rolls

(Printable Recipe)

  • Frozen Dinner Roll Dough (Rhodes White Dinner Rolls)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp water
  • Raisins, cut in half
  • Candied Cherries, cut in half

Thaw out as many rolls as you wish to make. Once the dough has thawed, roll each piece of dough into a 5-inch log.  Cut each log halfway down the center. Pull the cut sections apart for antlers. Cut slits along outer sides for antler points.

Flatten uncut half of log for face.
Place 2-inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30-45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a small bowl, whisk egg and water; brush over rolls. Press raisin halves into dough for eyes; press cherry halves into dough for noses. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

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