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Danish Crispies Recipe
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Danish Crispies Recipe

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These crispy treats are like a bread, but more like a cookie! They're a tasty and delicious addition to a breakfast or bunch with coffee. —Martha Nelson, Zumbrota, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 254 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in 1/4 cup water; let stand for 5 minutes. Beat in the egg yolks, remaining sugar and water.
  2. Combine the flour, milk powder and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add to yeast mixture to make a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rest 10 minutes. Roll into an 18x10-in. rectangle; spread with softened butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Pinch edges to seal. Cut into 3/4-in. slices.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle some on waxed paper. Place slices, cut side down, on cinnamon-sugar; roll each into a 5-in. circle, turning to coat both sides and adding cinnamon-sugar as needed. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle tops with leftover cinnamon-sugar if desired. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Danish Crispies in Country Woman January/February 2004, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 254 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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