Cinnamon Roll Butterflies

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    When shaping the butterflies, gently press the two roll pieces together, to make a flat area for cherries to be placed.

    Feel free to use other cherry types like Amaranth or Luxardo.


  1. 1 (12.4 oz) can refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  2. 16 maraschino cherries with stems


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Separate ough into 8 rolls. Cut each in half crosswise.
  3. On cookie sheet, place 2 halves with rounded edges touching to form butterfly shape. Slightly flatten each butterfly.
  4. Bake 11 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove stems from cherries. At top of each butterfly where antennae would be, make 2 small holes with toothpick; insert 2 cherry stems into each roll.
  6. Remove lid from 1cing.
  7. Microwave icing on High 10 to 15 seconds or until of drizzling consistency.
  8. Drizzle icing over rolls; decorate with cherries.
  9. Serve warm.

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Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: No
Prep Method: Oven Bake
Themes/Holidays: Mother's Day,Easter,

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