Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jesus in a Blankie

Last week, I asked the kids if they wanted me to make anything special for them to eat on Christmas Day. Joshua said,

"I love those piggies in a blankie, Mom. But why don't you make them look like a baby Jesus wrapped in a blanket?"

My son is SO smart :-)

I bought the little cocktail sausages, and some cresent rolls, and experimented for just a few minutes in the kitchen. I just cut the dough into triangles instead of rectangles like I usually do, and "swaddled" the little sausages. My kids helped out and we had fun making these. I made a batch and took them over to my sister's house, and everyone thought they were so cute. I think these are perfect to serve on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Enjoy!

Jesus in a Blankie

2 cans (8 count each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 package cocktail sausages (I used Hillshire Farm "Lil Smokies")

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Open up the crescent rolls, and divide the dough into 4 rectangles along the perforations. Use your fingers to pinch the diagonal perforation together.

Use a small, sharp knife to cut the rectangle in half vertically, and then from corner to corner along each square.

Take one of the triangles and lay it out on your work surface. Take one little sausage, and lay it in the middle.

Fold one corner over the sausage...

then fold the other corner over, just like you're swaddling a baby :-).

The dough should be snug around the sausage, but not tight. Now pinch the end closed, so the end of the sausage is enclosed-- you shouldn't see it at all.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and repeat with the rest of the crescent dough and sausages. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, or until the little babies are a nice golden brown.

Serve warm with your condiment of choice. We like honey mustard or barbecue sauce.

These were devoured at my sister's party...I was sure there would be some left, but one of my uncle's kids probably ate half of them, and I made 32! Oh well!

(And can you tell I'm having way too much fun with my NEW camera? It's my new toy, and I love it, so much, I growl at David if he takes it away from me...ha, ha!).

God bless your table tonight!

1 comment:

Suzie said...

Those are so cute! I'm just looking for something to make for tomorrow (Super Bowl) - the smokies I have, the dough I do not. But, I will remember this.