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Christmas Shaped Rolls

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Christmas Shaped Garlic Herb Rolls are a fun and festive way to put a twist on the traditional roll for your holiday dinners and a perfect way to let your little helpers get involved in the kitchen!

basket full of christmas shaped dinner rolls

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Did you know that you can use cookie cutters to cut out shaped dinner rolls? Once you’re done with the Christmas cookies, let the kids help roll out the dough and use holiday cutters to contribute these garlic herb rolls to dinner.

They are so easy to make, especially when you start with frozen dough, and they add a fun touch to the dinner table.

I always keep Rhodes rolls in the freezer (and the cinnamon rolls – mmmmm) but these Christmas dinner rolls are just slightly jazzed up and perfect for a holiday meal.

a red basket filled with Christmas shaped garlic herb dinner rolls

Ingredients for Garlic Herb Rolls

You just need a few ingredients to make these rolls a hit. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

Frozen Dinner Rolls – I like to use Rhodes dinner rolls, the loaf would work fine as well. Thaw them per the directions on the bag, but make sure they’re still cold.

Butter – You’ll melt butter to brush over the rolls. I like to use salted for more flavor.

Parsley – I use dried parsley because I always have it on hand but fresh works, of course.

Garlic – Either use minced garlic packed in oil or mince your own cloves.

Flour – Not included in the recipe, but needed to flour your surface when rolling out the dough.

How to make Christmas Shaped Dinner Rolls

Tools and equipment to help you make them

STEP ONE: First, roll out your thawed dough on a clean, lightly floured surface.

I used 12 rolls with these and rolled them out but how many shaped rolls you end up with with depend on how large your cookie cutters are. I recommend using simple shapes because rolls don’t hold detail like a cookie might. But you can definitely tell that these were stars, snowmen, and gingerbread men.

a gingerbread man and star shaped cookie cutters pressing into bread dough

STEP TWO: Next, lay the shaped onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350° preheated oven.

dinner rolls on a baking sheet in christmas shapes

STEP THREE: While the rolls are baking, melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and stir in the minced garlic and parsley.

butter garlic herb mixture in a white bowl to brush onto dinner rolls

STEP FOUR: Finally, when the rolls are golden, carefully remove them from the oven and immediately brush them with the butter mixture.

a pastry brush brushing butter onto dinner rolls

How to store them

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a couple days. You can also freeze baked rolls for later.

What to serve with them

Christmas shaped garlic herb rolls are great on the table with an orange honey spiral ham or a shortcut turkey and stuffing casserole.

Need more roll ideas? Try these:

Turkey Shaped Dinner Rolls
One Hour Dinner Rolls
Wheat Dinner Rolls

Need more Christmas ideas? Try these:

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Christmas Brownies
Christmas Oreo Bon Bons
Christmas Bundt Cake

Click here to view my entire collection of Christmas recipes.

christmas shaped dinner rolls on a baking sheet

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Christmas Shaped Rolls

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Christmas Shaped Garlic Herb Rolls are a fun and festive way to put a twist on the traditional roll for your holiday dinners and a perfect way to let your little helpers get involved in the kitchen!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 143 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Rhodes dinner rolls thawed but cold
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoons dried parsley or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or fresh minced
  • flour for rolling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Flour a clean work surface and lay out your 12 Rhodes dinner rolls.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a large circle (or square, or rectangle). Shape doesn't matter as much as you want the dough to be about 1/4"-1/2" thick and even.
  • Use your favorite holiday cookie cutters (try to keep them similar in size) to cut out shapes. I used a star, a snowman, and a gingerbread man. Lay the cut-outs onto your prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the rolls for 10-12 minutes or until just golden.
  • While the rolls are baking, melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl then stir in the garlic and parsley. Mix together.
  • Immediately after removing the rolls from the oven (be careful, they’re hot!), brush each with the butter mixture.
  • If desired, sprinkle with additional parsley then let cool on the pan before moving to your dinner table. 

Notes

How many rolls you make will depend on the size of your cookie cutters.
Store leftovers in an airtight bag for up to a few days. They’re best when reheated. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 88IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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