Eat Me: Cinnamon Sugar "Dough Babies"

It just so happens that patience is not one of my strong points. I think a have a reasonable degree of patience with other human beings, but for some reason, inanimate objects sometimes get the best of me. Whether that’s sewing, or my occasionally incorrigible hair, or even kitchen matters, I just get unreasonably frustrated when things don’t magically take the shape I want them to. Now I will admit, this doesn’t happen with everything, for example, drawing my little word doodles. I can handle those. It just seems that in this case, crescent roll dough was something I could not.

My sister had this idea to make bone shaped crescent rolls for our Halloween get-together, and of course I volunteered! And then my excitement quickly turned into the “how the heck do you do this” panic and then transformed a big ball of dough on the counter. Luckily, as usual, she came in with a brilliant way to salvage that valuable crescent roll dough (seriously valuable though)! Everyone really liked these “dough babies,” so I thought you might too! 

You will need:
Pillsbury crescent roll dough (Also comes in sheets. Or make your own!)
Cutting board or silicone baking mats
Butter knife or pizza cutter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Unroll the dough and cut into bite-sized pieces on top of the cutting board or mat. Then spread the pieces out on a cookie sheet or two! Throw them in the oven (not literally, ya sillies!) for 8-10 minutes or until they get all pretty and golden brown on top.

While those are baking up all nice, combine the powdered sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, and mix well with a small whisk or a fork. After pulling the bites out of the oven, let them cool enough to handle them, and toss them in the powdered sugar mixture to coat on all sides. You’ll want to do this quickly while the dough is still warm because the powdered sugar mixture will stick better! You don’t need to coat them with extra butter though—the “original” dough as it comes is just that healthy for you ;)

 As you can see, it’s an incredibly simple “recipe” (does it even count as one?), but definitely worth munching on! It’s also nice that they are bite-sized because you can snack throughout your evening get-together, study session, or whatever it is you’re up to! I also really want to try and make a savory version of these guys—with butter and bread, any flavor is possible, right?!

And that that is what happens when you combine the ingenious Samantha and my comical kitchen conundrums. (I’m not an English nerd who uses alliteration. I don’t know what you are talking about.) What recipe fails, successes, and re-imaginings have you tried lately!? (Please share—I love food!)

Stay lovely,

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good! I love anything cinnamon and am always up for some alliteration haha.

    - Courtney