Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cooking Thursday - Cinnamon Roll Snails

Here we are, another Thursday, but this one is special for me, because my husband is heading home shortly.  It's been a long 6 weeks for us and even though we've done deployments/TDY's that were much longer, I guess the older I get the less I want him away LOL   And the longer things seem to be.

Anyway, he's heading home, so I'm praying for a safe drive back :)   Now, onto our Cooking Thursday and I'm actually going to share the recipe for those Cinnamon Roll Snails I showed you in one of my Day posts.
I think your kids, grandkids etc would get a kick out of these.

Cinnamon Roll Snails

Cinnamon Roll Snails

Pillsbury Jumbo size cinnamon rolls
Food marker

Set the cinnamon rolls on a greased cookie sheet, or foil lined sheet as I have done.  Unroll the cinnamon roll a little to make the neck and head of the snail.

Cinnamon Roll Snails

You can trim the tip to make it more rounded but I didn't do that.

Bake according to the package directions, which should be 350 degrees for 16 to 22 minutes until nice golden brown and top looks dry.

In the meantime, make the eyes using toothpicks, mini marshmallows (I didn't have mini ones so I just tore off little pieces and rolled them into a ball.  Draw a black dot with the food marker.

Cinnamon Roll Snails

When the buns are done, remove from the heat.  Let cool a little, then slather on some icing on the shell.  Pop on the eyes and you can even do a little mouth if you wish.

Cinnamon Roll Snails

Enjoy! My kids thought they were the cutest things on earth, and I have to agree. I think next time I'll make homemade tiny cinnamon rolls for little snails.


Heather said...

The snails are very cute.

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Susanne said...

Those are so cute!

Wendi said...

Cute, I'll have to make those soon.

Mari said...

They are so cute!
I can't wait to hear that Curt is back home. :)

Creative Digital Expressions said...

I can totally relate to the excitement of someone returning from deployment... our son returned from a six month deployment in March... that was the longest 6 months of my life! If i never see another set of customs forms it will be tooooo soon! LOL