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Spotted Crescent Dogs How-To

Spotted crescent dog
Your step-by-step guide to making the most adorable crescent dogs ever! MORE+ LESS-

Step 1: Prepare the Dough

Unroll 1 container of crescent dough on your work surface. Divide the dough into 4 rectangles (each rectangle will make 1 crescent dog); pinch the diagonal perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle in half crosswise. Cut one half of each rectangle into 6 thin strips.

Crescent dough unrolled and cut into rectangles

Step 2: Make the Body

Wrap the uncut half of each rectangle around a hot dog; pinch the seams to seal. Place seam-side down on cookie sheet.

Crescent dough wrapped around hot dog and pinched to seal

Step 3: Make the Paws and Tail

For each dog, fold four of the thin strips in half; make two small cuts at one end of each strip to form the toes. Fold another strip in half; fold in half again. Twist slightly to form the tail.

cutting Crescent dough to form paws and tail

Step 4: Attach the Paws and Tail

Press the feet onto the body to adhere. Press the tail onto the top rear of the body.

dough paws and tail attached to hot dog

Step 5: Attach the Ears and Collar

Press down lightly on each end of the remaining dough strip to form the ears; attach to the head. Place 1 thin slice of roasted red bell pepper behind the ears to make the collar.

dough ears attached along with red bell pepper collar

Step 6: Decorate with Poppy Seeds

Lightly wet your finger with water; press into bowl of poppy seeds. Press seeds on the dog to form spots. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown; cool 5 minutes.

dabbing poppy seed spots onto dough with wetted finger