Mini Corn Dogs Recipe
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Mini Corn Dogs Recipe

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For fun flavor, try this snack of cornmeal dough around mini hot dogs with a tangy dipping sauce. —Geralyn Harrington, Floral Park, New York
Featured In: Homemade Snack Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 24 miniature hot dogs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 328 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 897mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 6-8 times or until smooth. Roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/4-in. biscuit cutter. Fold each dough circle over a hot dog and press edges to seal (dough will be sticky). Place on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. In an small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with corn dogs. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Mini Corn Dogs in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p64

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ladyhearts4 User ID: 309164 25739
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"Decided to try these because it had great reviews. I took the advice of others, did more cornmeal less flour, add some mustard and a little sugar, and cheese inside. Me and my kids did not think these were very good. Too much bread and bread taste. Bland. I think I will stick to traditional corn dogs."

deets17 User ID: 6496035 72882
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"These are very good and everyone really likes them. I cut regular sized hot dogs to make the mini-corn dogs, and I added a little piece of cheese to each one. I didn't make the honey-mustard sauce."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 88712
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"My family loved these! I liked them because they were fairly easy to make and a great, healthier alternative to regular corn dogs. I used turkey dogs as another reviewer as suggested (8 of them cut into thirds). I didn't try the sauce, but will do so next time."

MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 28108
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"These were very good. My grandchildren, who are corn dog connoisseurs, liked them very much. I used 1 cup of regular flour and 1 cup of cornmeal to make sure they were 'corn-doggy' enough. The mini-hot dogs I used were spicy which added to the entire flavor. I liked the honey mustard sauce, although the kids weren't going to touch it."

daisiesandroses User ID: 3234142 81841
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"I thought the breading was bland. It needed a little ground mustard or a pinch of cayenne. Maybe just a bit of sugar. Ooo, or shredded cheese. Yep, that would have helped. But my kids ate them and they were simple to throw together (although I needed lots of extra flour to get the dough to where I could barely work with it). Overall, they were fair."

proberts14 User ID: 1767183 50575
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"easy peeze"

JoycemRhodes User ID: 6846874 35292
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"Very good. I fixed these while great grandkids were visiting during Christmas from N.C. for lunch. I made a double batch following recipe exactly, since I was serving 10, including the parents and aunt & uncle. They wiped the platter clean."

Montgomery77 User ID: 5639798 28062
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"Oops, sorry about the bad math in my comment below. I cut 8 hot dogs into 3 pieces each for a total of 24 pieces."

Montgomery77 User ID: 5639798 70353
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"My family liked these a lot. I like the recipe because they are quick to fix and I don't need to fry them in oil. I was in a big hurry, so to save time, I divided the dough in 24 equal parts and patted each part into a circle with my fingers instead of rolling and cutting. Next time I will decrease the salt to 1/2 tsp, as the hot dogs added salt too. Like the other reviewer, I cut 8 hot dogs into 4 pieces each. Thanks for the fun recipe!"

twinklestar241 User ID: 4009802 25737
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"This is a great recipe!!! Super easy, mixed the dough in my food processor and I used turkey dogs to make it a little healthier :) The sauce is fantastic too!!"

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