Friday, June 28, 2013

Sweet Roll Hand Pies

These Sweet Roll Hand Pies have all the cinnamon-y goodness of your favorite breakfast food, along with a healthy dose of vanilla icing, all in one fun little hand pie! Perfect with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk, and easy enough to whip up any day of the week!

One of my favorite memories from childhood is SLEEPOVERS!! Seriously - what could be more fun for a kid than knowing that they get to be with their best friend for hours on end? That they get to stay up late, watching movies and being silly together, they get to brush their teeth together and sleep in the same room together? And then....after all that...they get to wake up and have breakfast together? What on earth could be better!?

Well....if you ask my kids....NOTHING! Even though my oldest kids are just shy of 7 and 5, they are (already) officially at the age of sleepovers. To be clear, not all sleepovers (they still get nervous about going to most friends' houses), but specifically sleepovers with our next door neighbor, Taylor. Ever since the day we moved in 2 years ago, Taylor has basically been like another sister to them. She has played with them more days than not, eaten dinner with them countless times, helped them get dressed and built fairy houses with them and had lemonade stands with them and put on countless performances with them.....and......she has been one of the only friends (so far) to have sleepovers with them.

Now that summer is here, the requests for sleepovers have been plentiful (almost daily!) And, since it is summer, and summer is for having fun, I've decided that every now and then I should say yes. So the other day I did! The girls were so excited for a fun night....(especially my girls, who would do anything to spend extra time with Taylor)....and were in the process of making plans for dinner and beyond when Taylor decided that she might be too tired to spend the night. YIKES! You can imagine how well that went over....(not well at all)!

We were on the verge of total meltdown when I had the (genius) idea that Taylor could come over early in the morning for her pajamas....and it would be (almost) just like she had spent the night! Better yet, the girls could all help me make something yummy for breakfast! Like these Sweet Roll Hand Pies! Having a can of biscuits in the fridge has saved me more than once.....and this time was no exception. They were fun to make, easy enough for the kids to help me with, and oh so delicious to eat. Sweet Roll Hand Pies saved the day! At least this day.....(tomorrow is another story!)

Sweet Roll Hand Pies
1 can Pillsbury Grands biscuits
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp. milk or half & half

1. Flatten biscuits onto 2 baking sheets until they are approx. 5 inches in diameter.
2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, and pecans in a small bowl. Divide evenly among biscuits, sprinkling mixture over half of each flattened biscuit.
3. Fold biscuits in half and pinch edges to seal.
4. Bake according to package instructions, until golden brown.
5. In a separate bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk. Stir until smooth.
6. Drizzle hand pies generously with icing while warm.
*Filling & Icing recipes adapted from An Occasion to Gather


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  1. These look heavenly! Pinning! I would love for you to link them up at my link party!

    Have a great day!

  2. Those look delicious! I used to love sleepovers as a kid. In the summertime my parents would pitch a tent in the backyard and my friends and I would have a camp out. Oh, what fun we had!

  3. Count me in. These look really good. ☺

  4. I love a good recreated recipe and these look delicious. I know my girls would love them! They have sleepovers in one another room quite often and occasionally have our family friends stay, you're right, there is just something about breakfast together. Glad you figured a work around with Taylor. I would prefer an early morning guest anyway! (less mess but that's the no fun part of me.) Summer is really the perfect time for them!

  5. Thanks for sharing! =)
    Im a big fan of pastries! and I love Grands biscuits!

  6. This looks and sounds so good. I’d love it if you would bring this over to my Saturday Spotlight party to share. Hope to see you there!

    Angels Homestead

  7. Oh my gosh those look crazy good! Would love to try them :) Stopping by from Will Cook For Smiles party.

  8. Oh wow - these couldn't look any better!

  9. Oh my goodness...where are the Pillsbury grands when you need them! These are on my "gotta make 'em" list.
    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

  10. kinda wishing i lived next door ; ) these look SO good...

  11. This looks wonderful! I hope you will come share at this week's From the Farm Blog Hop hosted by 6 great blogs!

    Fresh Eggs Daily

  12. OMG these look absolutely amazing! Pinned for later! :D

  13. This looks delicious! I wonder if you could add some fruit. Love your photos!

  14. I've been using Grands rolls a lot lately too - they're so versatile! I have to try this sweet version next. :)

  15. Jordan just had her first sleepover here last week, and her second last night. I love making special breakfast for them and these are amazing Cathy!!! LOVE THEM!

  16. Oh these pies look AWESOME!! I want one :)

  17. These look so yummy! I'm sure those go over really well at sleepovers, or just breakfast :)

  18. What a completely darling post - I've happily pinned this fun recipe to use on my kiddos!! I'm so glad to have found you and want to make very recipe!!

  19. These look SO GOOD! YUM! Saw you over at Wednesday Whatsits:)

    We would LOVE to invite you to share this and others over at Who Needs a Cape for our Super Sunday linky party! It's live now!

  20. I LOVE cinnamon rolls but they are always so time consuming unless I make them a two day project and let them rise in the fridge overnight. I love these - totally bookmarking for the next time I have a cinnamon roll craving - which is often!!

  21. Seriously, you always have the BEST recipes! My husband would kill for one of these so I'm definitely going to make some. :-) In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one!


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