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Christmas Tree
Recipe Courtesy North Dakota Wheat Commission
www.ndWheat.com

Ingredients
1 loaf frozen white (or sweet) bread dough, thawed
1 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts, optional

Frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
4 to 5 teaspoons milk
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
Thaw bread according to package directions letting dough rise until almost doubled. Roll out
on lightly floured surface to a 12x18-inch rectangle. Spread with butter; sprinkle on
cinnamon and sugar. Make tree as follows:

1. Fold dough into triangle, overlapping
edges. Leave one inch uncovered along bottom.
2. Cut off bottom inch of dough to
use for tree trunk. Place on greased cooked sheet. Cut strip in half so
it measures 6" x 1"; roll piece and tuck under bottom of tree as
trunk.
 

 
3. With a ruler, mark branches every 3/4" and cut with scissors.
Twist each branch several times and curve upward.

Cover with plastic wrap and let
rise for 40 minutes or until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees F 20 minutes
or until golden brown.

Mix powdered sugar, milk, butter and extract. Thin
to drizzling consistency with additional milk.

For a festive touch, add green food coloring
to frosting and decorate with cherries.