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When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to have sugary cereal. My Dad would say we could have whatever had less than 12 grams of sugar per serving or something like that. So you go into the store, and start looking at the sugar serving, and realize all the good stuff is way above that mark. I was crushed. I remember seeing these commercials for this mini cinnamon roll cereal and as a child, my mind was totally blown. How did they make cinnamon rolls so small? Do people with really tiny hands bake them? Where do they come from? Is this what magic is? Come to find out at the store, this cereal was like only made of sugar. I was so sad. No mini cinnamon rolls for me. This is why I am so excited for this recipe. These are my mini cinnamon rolls from my childhood, only these are made with pie dough. It’s pretty neat actually, because we are just not entering pie season, so you can make these cute little wheels with your left over pie trimmings. We paired our Cinnamon Sugar Pastry Wheels with vanilla frosting and our rhubarb raspberry cardamom jam, but you can dip them in almost anything and it will be delicious.
♥ Teri

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Cinnamon Sugar Pastry Wheels
Makes 32-36

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 recipe cream cheese pie dough
1/4 cup 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 orange, zested (optional)
vanilla frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/2 – 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3-4 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 recipe rhubarb raspberry and cardamom jam, or jam/jelly/preserve of your choice

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. In a small bowl stir together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment and lightly spray with cooking spray (the cooking spray will help prevent the sugar from burning).
3. Make one recipe of cream cheese pie dough, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.
4. After dough has chilled, roll out onto a lightly floured surface into a 9”x12” rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick.
5. Brush butter onto the surface of the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon- sugar.
6. Starting at one (12”) end, roll the dough in a tight spiral and place the log seam side down onto a cutting board. Place log in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
7. Once chilled slice 1/2 inch slices from the log and place cinnamon-sugar wheels into a baking sheet lined with parchment, about 1 inch apart.
8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or light brown and the sugar has begun to caramelize on top; check the bottoms halfway through to make sure the sugar isn’t burning on the bottom.
9. Allow to cook for about 7 minutes before serving with dipping sauces.
10. vanilla frosting: Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream butter until smooth. Scrape down sides of the bowl and begin adding sugar, 1/4 cup at a time until fully incorporated. Add cream and vanilla and continue to beat until smooth.

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  1. Belinda Not Specified Not Specified

    These are so cute! I just want to put them in a big bowl and eat them like cereal. or even as ice cream topping.

  2. Alex-Rose Not Specified Not Specified

    Mmmm, these look too good! As a child I too was deprived of sugary cereals, but i think i just about make up for it now with my love of cookie crisp cereal… xxx

  3. Ibbs Not Specified Not Specified

    Hehe I LOVE how you thought they could have been made by mini-people! I totally used to think that little people used to live inside the TV and somehow with their magic it worked!!

    These look delicious x

  4. Lisa @ Making Lifes Lemons Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! They look like they have a bit of a crunch to them!

    xo Lisa

    Making Life’s Lemons

  5. Paulina Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my gosh! They look so cute and delicious <3

  6. Marcie@flavorthemoments Not Specified Not Specified

    These look delicious and so pop-able!

  7. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    I wasn’t allowed sugary cereal either. Rice Krispies and Cheerios and Chex… that was our cereal selection. No complaints though. These look fantastic. I want to dunk them in milk!!!

  8. Natalie Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m >thisclose< to licking my computer screen. YUM.

  9. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan Not Specified Not Specified

    I just feel the crunch of biting into one of these beauties, love!

  10. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    These are adorable. And they look beautifully caramelised and delicious. Pie bites, with dips? Awesome.

  11. Jade Sheldon Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy YUM!

  12. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious Not Specified Not Specified

    Ha I am that father :) and I think my kids secretly hate breakfast time unless it’s the weekend! Great recipe idea..

  13. Tahny Not Specified Not Specified

    I could easily eat a bowl full of those!

  14. El Cajón de las Especias Not Specified Not Specified

    Wonderful sweet snacks!

    Greetings ‘spicy’

  15. Malli Not Specified Not Specified

    How very cute!! The idea of using pie crust leftovers is a very useful tip and the results are awesome too!!!

  16. amy @southern sweets and eats Not Specified Not Specified

    Wonderful! I wasn’t allowed to have sugary cereal as a kid either. I’m making up for it now, but I would have loved to have a big bowl of these back then.

  17. Jennifer Not Specified Not Specified

    My mom used to do something similar with leftover pie crust. She would follow the same steps but leave the crust in a roll and bake and then slice afterwards. I always loved that warm cinnamon & sugar treat. I’ll try this next time.

  18. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    My parents were the same!!

    I am craving these cinnamon rolls so badly right now!!!! mmmmmm

  19. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective Not Specified Not Specified

    Oooooh, these look adorable and delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)

  20. Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion Not Specified Not Specified

    these look so cute…. and yummy

  21. Heather @ A Sweet Simple Life Not Specified Not Specified

    Adorable! These look like such fun to make and eat!

  22. Ann Not Specified Not Specified

    These remind me of my grandma! She used bake her pie trimmings in a very similar way. She’d roll out strips, butter them up & sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Sometimes she’d roll them up, sometimes she’d leave them flat. Since there were never many trimmings, my brother and I always fought over them when they came out of the oven. They never lasted long enough for dipping though!

  23. Lynna Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, my mouth is watering from this deliciousness.

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