It was Saturday morning and my kids wanted something yummy. Unfortunately, I wasn’t in the mood to be creative and find a recipe for something yummy. Pinterest to the rescue! I found this idea several weeks ago and it sounded very easy.
I made the cinnamon sugar pull apart bread that I saw on Pinterest, for our Seahawks football watching morning. I changed things up from the original recipe and used my bread machine on the dough cycle. Mine doesn’t look quite as pretty as the Pinterest version, but WOW was it good..
Don’t tell my family how easy these were!
My boys were watching a movie and my daughter was playing with her toys, while I was working in the kitchen. Next thing they knew, I had homemade donuts for everyone to try! There were oohs and aahhs about how yummy these were, and what a nice surprise. My son told me several times that I should sell the recipe to Frost (our favorite donut shop).
Ready for my secret?
It’s canned biscuit dough. It’s not even name brand biscuit dough. I bought plain old buttermilk biscuits, used my donut cutter to shape them, fried them for about 40 seconds on each side, and coated them with cinnamon sugar.
Like I said… don’t tell. They think I spent hours making a special treat!
I baked six layers, in six separate cake pans, but I also used a fun tool. The wire on the cutting tool is adjustable and it makes perfectly even layers. For years, I’ve always used a knife and trimmed the cake layers, but this is a brilliant invention! I’m sure I’m the last person on Earth who has discovered this, but I think it’s pretty cool. After the cake is cool, you just saw off the top of the cake layer.
I don’t think the kids at the party could really appreciate the perfectly even layers, but I’m sure it made the cake taste better.
the first Christmas cookies of the season at our house!
Recipe for Spritz Cookies
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
Mix butter and powdered sugar. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Mix in flour and salt.
Use a cookie press to shape cookie dough on a lined baking sheet. (I use a Silpat liner.)
Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
Frost with a powdered sugar and milk glaze.
Let the Christmas baking begin!!!
Happy baking, Friends!