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Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 11 - Twelve Days of Christmas Celebration

Good morning all!

Welcome to 

Day 11
of my
Twelve Days of Christmas Celebration

Today I am featuring a wonderfully easy recipe for making a

Christmas Coffee Ring

This recipe never ceases to please our family when I make it.  It is relatively easy and the coconut adds a nice dimension to the flavor of the coffee ring....a step above your ordinary cinnamon rolls.


1 package of hot roll mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, at room temp
1/2 cup of brown sugar
3/4 cup coconut, chopped in a food processor until finely chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

Prepare the hot roll mix according to the box direction, but add the 1/2 cup of sugar to the dry ingredients before mixing, to add sweetness to the dough.  If you love making homemade dough, you can substitute your own recipe for the dough, and then proceed with the remaining steps.

Turn out onto a floured counter and knead until smooth.  Immediately roll the dough into a rectangle, approximately 8 x 12.

Spread the softened butter over the entire dough.

In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, finely chopped coconut and cinnamon until well blended.  Sprinkle this mixture over the buttered dough.

Starting on the long end of the dough, start rolling it up.  You need to have the entire 12" length in order to make your ring shape, so don't roll from the short end.  Roll up the entire dough as tightly as possible.  Seal the edges with water so that they will stick together.

Place on parchment paper and form a large circle with the dough, also sealing the edges where it meets with water.  Try to overlap the edges so it doesn't fall apart.  Slide the parchment paper and dough onto a large cookie sheet.

Take your kitchen shears or a sharp knife and cut the outside edges of the dough circle, about every one inch or so, and about halfway through the dough.  Twist the cut edges upward to expose the swirled insides, laying them on top of each other slightly.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or so....just enough time to unwrap a few presents while you are waiting.

Bake your coffee ring at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Remove coffee ring from cookie sheet to serving platter.  Let cool for 15 minutes and then make a quick icing with confectioner's sugar and a little milk.  Drizzle over the coffee ring and sprinkle with chopped pecans, if desired.

Serve to your hungry family this joyous Christmas morn!

See you tomorrow for the final installment of this year's celebration.
Have a blessed day.


  1. My hubby would love this! I'll make it for him for Christmas! I mentioned your blog on my post this morning! Sweet holiday hugs!

  2. Oh Yummy! This looks so wonderful Wendy! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend

  3. Yum!! Do you think this would be ok without the coconut? I have a couple of fussy children and really want to try this out. Thanks:)

  4. Sounds and looks great Wendy!
    Be blessed,

  5. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, yummy, my mother is watering. hugs, Lecia

  6. Wendy- sounds yummy and looks beautiful! I am going to file this away for the holidays! Thank you for posting this and making us drool!

    Hugs and blessings, friend!

  7. Yummy!! Trying this this weekend. Thank you for the recipe.

    Have a lovely weekend~Becky


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