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Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

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Ingredients
For bread
  Crescent dinner rolls 8 Ounce, refrigerated (1 Can)
  Granulated sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Orange peel 1 Teaspoon, grated
For glaze
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), powdered
  Orange juice 2 Teaspoon
  Red cherries 4 , candied, halved
  Green cherries 4 , candied, halved
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven hot to 375°F.

MAKING
2) Open out dough into 2 long rectangles.
3) Press firmly the tears to seal.
4) Cut the rectangles lengthwise into 4 strips.
5) Twist the dough strips several times.
6) On ungreased cookie sheet, arrange the strips into tree shape beginning at top of tree.
7) Place Zigzag twisted strips of dough back and forth across cookie sheet. Connect each strips touching each other to make tree wider at the bottom.
8) Complete with curl of dough at center of bottom to form trunk.
9) Tree should be about 8 inches from tip to trunk.
10) In a small bowl, mix granulated sugar and orange peel.
11) Sprinkle the mixture over dough.
12) Bake for 12 to 16 minutes.

SERVING
13) Remove from cookie sheet immediately and arrange on serving tray.
14) In a small bowl mix powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth.
15)Sprinkle the glaze over bread.
16) Garnish with cherries.
17) Serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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