Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Recipe by CindiJ
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 22
YIELD: 2 cakes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large mixing bowl throughly mix 2 cups flour, sugar, salt& dry yeast. Set aside.
  • In small saucepan combine milk, water and butter.
  • Heat to 130ºF (butter does not need to melt).
  • Slowly add liquid to the above dry ingredients; beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Add egg and 1 cup flour.
  • Beat at high speed additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to make stiff dough (approx. 1 cup).
  • Cover tightly.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.
  • When ready to make rolls, prepare filling.
  • In large mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Beat just until well blended.
  • Stir in drained pineapple.
  • Grease 2 large cookie sheets.
  • Divide dough in half; keep one half in refrigerator while working with other half.
  • On lightly floured surface roll first dough half to an 11" x 10" rectangle.
  • Spread with half of the cream cheese pineapple filling.
  • Roll up on 11" side- pinch seams to seal.
  • Cut into 1" slices and arrange in shape of Christmas tree on cookie sheet.
  • Cover lightly with plastic wrap.
  • Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  • Let arranged slices rise approximately 1 hour in draft free warm place.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF- Bake 15 minutes; cover with aluminum foil to prevent browning.
  • Bake additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Place cherries, cut side down in center of each roll.
  • Combine powdered sugar with milk and drizzle over the rolls.
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