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Morning Crispies

 Morning Crispies
These large cinnamon-sugar pastries make quite an impression o the table. Every bite melts in your mouth.—Emily Goad, Franklin, Indiana
18 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add the milk, 1/2 cup sugar, oil, salt, eggs, extract and 2 cups
  • flour; beat well. 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 the dough down. Turn onto a floured surface, roll out into a
  • 1/4-in.-thick rectangle. Spread with 2 tablespoons butter and
  • sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the remaining sugar. Fold dough in half

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Directions (continued)

  • lengthwise; roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread with 2 tablespoons
  • butter and sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar.
  • Fold in half widthwise; roll to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread with
  • remaining butter and sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar. Fold in half
  • lengthwise; roll out to an 18-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Combine the
  • cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle half over the dough to within
  • 1/4 in. of all edges.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to
  • seal. Cut into 1/2-in. slices and place on greased baking sheets
  • (four to six slices per sheet). Cover with waxed paper and flatten
  • with palm of hand. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar. Let stand
  • for 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately
  • remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 333 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.