Cinna-Twists

3 Tasty Twists on a Croissant

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Hectic mornings? Along with sunny and warm spring days come increased work, school, and extracurricular activities that can put Military Families like yours in a tailspin. We know a tasty way for you to keep the minutes from flying by too fast by planning ahead for tomorrow’s breakfast, this afternoon’s treat, or tonight’s dessert!

These three easy recipes are easy to make, filling, and sweetly delicious — and they’re all made with ready-made crescent roll dough, cinnamon, and sugar. The difference between them? It’s all in the twist you put on them!


Crispy Cinnamon Corners

Cinnamon Triangles

Ingredients

1 8-oz. can, crescent roll dough
1/2-cup, sugar
2 Tbsp, ground cinnamon
Vegetable oil

Instructions

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together thoroughly in a small bowl and set aside.

Lay out the individual triangles of croissant dough and cut them in half to double the amount.

Heat about 2 inches of oil on high/medium-high in a large pan and fry up to 3 triangles of dough at a time for about 2 minutes, turning them every once in a while in the oil so they become evenly golden on both sides. Once they are brown, carefully lift them out of the pan with tongs or a slotted spoon. Let them train on paper towels. While they are still warm, roll them in the cinnamon sugar.

Serve your Crispy Cinnamon Corners with honey, your favorite fruit preserves, maple syrup, or melted chocolate.


Cinna-Twists

Cinna-Twists

Ingredients

1 8-oz. can, crescent roll dough
2 Tbsp, sugar
1 tsp, ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp, melted butter 

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together thoroughly in a small bowl and set aside.

Unroll the dough and create one large rectangle with 4 of the triangles on a greased cookie sheet, pressing the triangles together at the seams. Repeat with the remaining 4 triangles.

Spread melted butter onto 2 of the 4 rectangles. Sprinkle with about half of your cinnamon sugar. Fold the two rectangles that are not buttered on top of the ones you sprinkled. Press all edges together. Cut into 6 strips and spread on any remaining melted butter. Twist each strip a few times and place them onto a cookie sheet.

Sprinkle your remaining cinnamon and sugar and bake 8-10 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with honey, caramel or chocolate.


Cinnamon Faux-nuts

Cinnamon Fauxnut

Ingredients

1 8-oz. can, crescent roll dough
1/2-cup, sugar
1 tsp, ground cinnamon
Small jar of Nutella or preserves (optional)
Vegetable oil

Instructions

Heat about 4 inches of oil on high/medium-high in a large pan. Place a spoonful of the Nutella or preserves of your choice on each triangle. Roll up the crescent dough as though you are making a croissant, starting from the short side. Join the ends together securely to form a circle.

Fry each croissant circle one at a time in the oil for about 2 minutes, turning them every once in a while so they become evenly golden on both sides. Once they are brown, carefully lift them out of the pan with tongs or a slotted spoon. Let them train on paper towels. While they are still warm, roll them in the cinnamon sugar.

No croissant dough on hand? No worries. Simply toast a slice of bread, spread it with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Serve any of the treats here with a cup of hot cocoa, tea or coffee!


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