Candy Cane Rolls Recipe
Fun and lightly sweet, these festive rolls will delight children of all ages. Make them as part of a holiday brunch or an evening snack served with hot chocolate—either way, you'll see satisfied smiles. —Janice Peterson, Huron, South Dakota
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 3/4 cup warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup red candied cherries, quartered
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine warm milk, sugar, shortening, egg, salt, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add cherries. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
- 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- 3. Punch down dough; let rest 10 minutes. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each half into a 12x7-in. rectangle. Cut each into twelve 1-in.-wide strips. Twist each strip and place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets, curving one end like a cane. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
- 4. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
- 5. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over rolls. Yield: 2 dozen.
1 roll equals 138 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
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