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Maple Twists

 Maple Twists
Mashed potatoes are the secret ingredient that makes these flavorful treats nice and moist. My mother made them when I was young, and now my grandchildren request them.
24 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ICING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons maple flavoring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk,
  • potatoes, shortening, sugar, egg and salt; mix well. Add 1 cup
  • flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a
  • soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a
  • 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Cut into 24 strips (5 in. x 1 in.). Twist

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Maple Twists (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • strips; place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until
  • doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks. Combine the icing ingredients until smooth;
  • drizzle over warm rolls. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 twist equals 223 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.