Or swirls, whatever, I thought snails were adorable. Oooh, they kind of look like mini cinnamon buns now that I think about it. Mini cinnies? Anyway, these are a really easy recipe for using any leftover pie dough (or for using all of your pie dough because they are SO DELECTABLE.) My mom’s mom used to make them a lot, and although I never did get to meet her, I hear she was the bomb at baking and gardening. Today I am here to share one of her simple recipes (that I took the liberty of re-naming, because I don’t know what she called them).
I love this recipe because it’s an easy way to redeem yourself if your pie was a failure. Color your self-esteem boosted. Ready for this?
So: You take whatever pie dough you have left from your baking escapade and roll it into a ovalyish shape (really, this can be a HORRIBLE oval, you just need to be able to roll it up) and sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over it. Then, roll it up and cut into 1/4 inch slices to make the “snails”. Mine were about quarter sized in diameter, but this will vary depending on how much dough you have.
A tip that might be helpful: Lay the rolled up dough seam-side down to slice it…it might help you avoid the little flap some of mine have (although it does make them look more majestical-snail-esque) Once you’re done with that, lay them out flat on an un-greased cookie sheet, and bake at 350 F for about 7 minutes.
Once they’re done they should look like this:
And taste like Heaven. And are really good with milk. And would be fun to make with kids.
Bon apetit! (fooled you, I take SPANISH! Muahaha)