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Sat, Dec 14 2013 post by Stacie

Day 5: 12 Days of Rhodes, Christmas Fun "Kids Ideas"

Baking with kids during the holidays is so much fun! While they're out of school for Christmas Break is the perfect time to get them helping you in the kitchen.

Baking with kids during the holidays is so much fun! While they're out of school for Christmas Break is the perfect time to get them helping you in the kitchen. These quick treats are the perfect way to get them involved and they're fast enough that they won't lose interest. My two youngest were excited to be able to make their own Frosty Friends.

We started by thawing out a couple cinnamon rolls. You can make these with either the Traditional Cinnamon Rolls, or the Anytime Cinnamon Rolls, like we did. The only difference is if you use Anytime, you don't have to let them rise. So here is the breakdown:

 

 

First unroll and cut off about 5 inches of each cinnamon roll.

Frosty Snowman

 

 

Flatten the remaining cinnamon roll a bit.

Frosty Snowman

 

 

Then place the rolls on a sprayed baking sheet and use the part you cut off to make the hat.

Frosty Snowman

 

 

Here they are ready to bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes. Woops, someone's friend is slipping! At this point, if you're using traditional cinnamon rolls, you'll need to cover them with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise for about 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Roll Snowman

 

 

After baking, let them cool a bit, then frost them with the cream cheese frosting included in the roll package.

Cinnamon Roll Snowman

 

 

Then decorate with candies to make the snowman face. We used chopped up black licorice nibs and orange slices.

Christmas Cinnamon Roll

 

 

Look at those cute little faces so proud of their creations!

Christmas Cinnamon Roll

 

 

Before they devoured them, I made them let me take one more pic. We added some ribbon for a scarf, then they were all ready to be packaged up for a friend, or snarfed down, in this case. :) 

Cinnamon Roll For Kids

 

 

While we had cinnamon rolls out, we decided to try this cute Frosty the Doughman too. He would make the perfect gift for a teacher or coach. So, same theory as the Frosty Friends. Use a whole cinnamon roll for the bottom part of the snowman. Cut off about 3 inches of the middle part and 6 inches of the head. Stack them up and then use the cut off sections to make a hat.

Frosty the Doughman

 

 

Bake him up and decorate his face the same. This guy would be cute for neighbors or co-workers. For some fun packaging ideas, check out our "Gift Giving Ideas" post from Day 3.

Frosty the Doughman

 

 

Here are a few more holiday recipes that are fun with kids:

Rudy Reindeer Recipe Card

 

Peppermint Twists

 

Christmas Tree Pizza

 

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