Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cinnamon Shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day

Here is a fun and easy recipe for the upcoming feast of St. Patrick.   This recipe calls for Rhodes™ Anytime! Cinnamon rolls, but it could be made with your favorite homemade cinnamon rolls as well, though it might take just a little longer.  :)   For those with allergies, you can find a gluten-free cinnamon roll recipe in the archives.   We have made smaller Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls in the past, but I love the look of this larger shamrock made with three heart shaped cinnamon rolls.

Cinnamon Shamrocks
adapted from Rhodes Bread

Ingredients: (For each large 2 serving Shamrock)
  • 4 Rhodes™ Anytime! Cinnamon rolls
  • Cream Cheese Frosting (included with rolls)
  • Green Sugar Sprinkles


Defrost the cinnamon rolls.   To do so quickly, place one frozen roll at a time on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 12 seconds.

Unroll one half of the roll then start rolling the dough from the unrolled end to form a matching spiral. When each spiral looks the same, pinch the dough between the two spirals to make a point at the bottom. Repeat with two more rolls.

Cut off a piece from the last remaining roll to use for the stem. Arrange the 3 heart shaped rolls and the stem into a shamrock shape (use the leftover part of the last roll for additional shamrock stems).

Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes. Glaze with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with green sugar sprinkles.

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  1. These will be perfect for a Saturday morning brunch in honor of St. Patrick!

  2. Do they taste as good as they look? I'm not sure I've seen Rhodes brand of cinnamon rolls in my local grocery store but I'm sure they have something else that will do. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. This was the first time I've bought the Rhodes cinnamon rolls, but their dinner rolls are a favorite in our home. I am off dairy at the moment, but the rest of my family said the cinnamon shamrock was delicious. :)