Easy Santa Cinnamon Rolls

Koti Beth Designs
by Koti Beth Designs
8 rolls
22 min

These easy Christmas cinnamon rolls will be a hit for Christmas breakfast. They start with a can of cinnamon rolls, so they are very easy to make. I made mine in a cute Santa hat shape for Santa cinnamon rolls.

You can either bake these Santa cinnamon rolls in the oven or in an air fryer. If you use the oven, then follow the directions on the package of rolls that you used.

The air fryer does a great job with breads and bread like foods. It makes them light and fluffy inside better than the oven does.

The air fryer is also quicker and uses less energy to cook. To make easy Christmas cinnamon rolls in an air fryer, preheat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes.

Although these Christmas cinnamon rolls are pretty easy to make, you can have some fun and get creative with them!

  • You can make a Santa face by making the rolls round. Then use red icing to make the hat trimmed with marshmallows and use white icing for the beard.
  • Use white icing instead of marshmallows.
  • Use white icing all over the cinnamon rolls and use red colored sugar.
  • You can use the icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls and dye it read. However, it is lighter than the red cookie icing that I used.

Kids can help form the shape of the cinnamon rolls and decorate. Even younger kids can place the mini marshmallows on the rolls.

Recipe details
  • 8  rolls
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 22 min
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  • 1 can cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 cup red icing
  • Mini marshmallows

Preheat your oven or air fryer to 350 degrees or follow the directions on the cinnamon rolls you bought.
Unroll each cinnamon roll. Then zig zag them back and forth so they look like a triangle or Santa's hat.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in an air fryer or as directed on the package for oven directions.
Let cool for a minute or two. Then use the red frosting to decorate.
Add mini marshmallows on top of Santa's hat for the ball and then on the bottom of the hat for the fur trim.
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