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Mini Crescent Dogs

mini crescent dogs Snack
Mini Crescent Dogs
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 2
  • Servings 48

Everyone smiles when they see mini crescent dogs at a party. Best of all, this crowd-pleasing appetizer makes 48 servings! That’s enough to make any guest happy. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 13, 2019
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls
48
cocktail-size smoked link sausages or hot dogs (from two 14-oz packages)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll both cans of the dough; separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles.
  • 2
    Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up each, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point; place point side down on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, switching position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

  • Give each dough-wrapped dog enough room to rise without bumping into each other.

Expert Tips

  • Flat cookie sheets are better for baking doughs—the hot oven air will circulate more evenly around the crescent-wrapped dogs, activating their rise and making them an even golden brown.
  • Create a little condiment bar for serving: set out small bowls of ketchup, chili sauce, your favorite mustard, even a creamy horseradish sauce. They all will complement the smokiness of the mini sausages or hot dogs.
  • Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper for easier clean up.
  • Refrigerated dough likes to stay chilled, so work in batches, making the first 2 dozen crescent dogs (from one can of dough) before taking the second can out of the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Snack
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • While these bite-sized snacks are best served as an appetizer, we’ve got an entrée you can to try too! Another name used for mini crescent dogs is “pigs in a blanket.” In the United States, “pigs in a blanket” often refers to hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. (Fun fact: National Pigs in a Blanket Day is celebrated worldwide on April 24.) In the United Kingdom, pigs in a blanket are small sausages, or chipolatas, wrapped up in bacon. The first written record of pigs in a blanket is in Betty Crocker’s™ Cook Book for Boys and Girls in 1957. Looking to wrap up more appetizers in crescent dough? Browse all of our crescent appetizer recipes for more ideas.

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