Is someone constantly sampling your Thanksgiving meal before you can even serve it? These pie dough cinnamon swirls will ward off those sneaky snackers!
There you are in your kitchen, busily preparing a Thanksgiving feast for your family. It seems that every time you turn around to grab something, you turn back around to find a spoonful of something gone, the edge of the crust around your pumpkin pie is partially missing, or the center roll of the pan has mysteriously disappeared.
Oh, and that can of olives you just opened? Yeah, there are 3 olives left. Sound familiar. So how do you combat those sneaky pre-Thanksgiving snackers? With pie dough, cinnamon swirls. Since I generally make my pies first, I make an extra batch of pie dough and make this easy little snack.
They seem to distract and deter the snacking culprits so I can prepare Thanksgiving dinner without finding missing pieces, sections, chunks, and so forth in the food.
When I make the pie dough for these, I make it more moist than I would if I were making a pie shell. I want the dough to hold together well but not be sticky.
Roll out the pie between two pieces of wax paper into a long rectangle. Divide the rectangle in two. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar.
Roll each half up lengthwise, tightly. Place rolled-up dough in the fridge for an hour.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Slice up dough rolls thinly with a sharp knife, or use dental floss to slice them up. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 15 to 20 minutes until they are golden brown. Cool and snack!
Pie Dough Cinnamon Swirls
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup Shortening
- ¾ Cup Water
- t Cinnamon Sugar if you don' have any just mix together 1 cup Sugar with ½ Tbs. Ground Cinnamon
- Whisk the flour and salt together.
- Cut in the shortening until it resembles small crumbs.
- Mix in the water. You want the pie dough moist but just slightly sticky.
- Roll out the pie dough between two pieces of wax paper into a long rectangle. Divide in half.
- Sprinkle each half generously with cinnamon sugar.
- Roll up each half lengthwise, tightly.
- Place rolls in the fridge for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Slice up dough rolls with dental floss or a sharp knife.
- Place cinnamon swirls on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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