• Making Cinnamon Croissants & Childhood Memories

    MAKING CINNAMON CROISSANTSIt took us five minutes to decide whether to call these cinnamon croissants or cinnamon crescent rolls, but my granddaughter and I decided that croissant had the nicer sound, thus today we are making Cinnamon Croissants and more importantly, a memory that we will both be able to pull out and remember for a very long time!

    Ingredients

    Crescent Rolls (I had never used Grands, but they worked perfectly.)
    Butter
    Sugar
    Cinnamon
    Powdered Sugar
    Milk
    Sprinkles (if you want them)

    Obviously, these are extremely simple, and perfect for you to make with your children while you tell them how it was when you were young, back in the Old Days, of course!

    1. Open the tube of rolls. If you are working with more than one young child (and if you REALLY want to let them make memories), you will need enough cans so that they all get to “pop” it open!

    2. Lay the triangles out for your children, and let them cover each entire triangle with a thin layer of butter.

    This is Presley, still in her basketball uniform. You'll have to cut her a little slack on appearance; after all she made 16 points that morning!

    This is Presley, still in her basketball uniform. You’ll have to cut her a little slack on appearance; after all she made 16 points this morning!

    3. While they butter, stir your sugar and cinnamon together until you have the mix that you like. Obviously, you will use much more sugar than cinnamon, and the color will be a very light brown when all mixed together.

    4. Let the kiddos cover the triangles with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Just a light layer is enough.

    Using too much cinnamon will cause bleeding and a burned pan!

    Using too much cinnamon will cause bleeding and a burned pan!

    5. Roll up the croissants, beginning at the wide end. You will probably need to show them how to roll tightly so that the rolls hold together well.

    6. Place on cookie sheet that has been lightly buttered or sprayed.

    7. Cook according to package directions.

    While the rolls cook, make your glaze. I completely forgot that we would be posting this recipe and forgot to measure what I did so if you have a glaze recipe that you like, use it. If not,

    1. Simply pour quite a bit (maybe 2 cups) of powdered sugar into a sauce pan.

    2. Turn your burner on (about medium or medium high).

    3. Add milk, starting with about 2 tablespoons.

    4. Just stir in milk until your sugar melts into a semi-thick glaze, adding milk a tablespoon at a time.

    Using a spatula, move your now done croissants from the cookie sheet to a large platter or several plates.

    Just out of the oven

    Just out of the oven

    Using a spoon, drizzle glaze over rolls. If you are going to add sprinkles, colored sugar, or more cinnamon mixture, you may want to do this assembly line style because the glaze will dry quickly.

    We started with the glaze...

    We started with the glaze…

    While one puts on the glaze, another can follow behind, sprinkling with toppings.

    Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we used some red sugar on some.

    Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we used some red sugar on some.

    Of course, you can vary your sugar or sprinkles according to the season.

    ...but our very favorite was the cinnamon sugar!

    …but our very favorite was the cinnamon sugar!

    What an easy, inexpensive way to create a childhood memory for your children or grandchildren while gaining a pretty darned good dessert to boot!

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    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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