When I make a pie, I usually have some leftover dough.
If the kids don’t gobble it up first, I make cinnamon roses with it. Just for fun. Just because.
To make cinnamon roses, roll any leftover dough out as though you were making another pie crust. I found these pictures while browsing my older photos. Not sure why I had so much leftover this time, but I must have made enough dough for more pies than I actually needed.
You can spread butter over the dough if you like, but I skip that and just sprinkle it liberally with cinnamon and sugar. The blue shaker is our cinnamon sugar shaker. To fill that, I fill it with sugar, pour that into a small bowl, add a teaspoon of cinnamon and stir it with a fork to mix. Then I pour it back into the shaker and it’s good to go. It sits on the counter ledge, waiting for someone to crave cinnamon toast. Or for someone to make cinnamon roses…
Roll the dough so you have the longest roll possible.
Slice the dough into 1/2″ roses. Another good reason to roll dough between sheets of waxed paper…it saves the counter when you slice cinnamon roses…
Bake on any oven safe dish. 350 for about 15-20 minutes.
When cool enough, enjoy! Just for fun. Just because. …I can almost smell them…
Someone told me she made something similar, but didn’t call them cinnamon roses. I have a vague memory that my mother or grandmother made these for us…and she called them cinnamon roses. Sibs, cousins, anyone remember that??