Monday, November 18, 2013

Cheesy Crescent Roll Leaves

Here's a recipe idea to do with the kiddos.  I love keeping all members of the family involved in the kitchen and these cheesy crescent roll leaves are an edible craft in which even the youngest members of the family can help.  Check it out!

Cheesy Crescent Roll Leaves
The first thing you need to do is find a leaf cookie cutter.  I had a rather large maple leaf one that I used, but I think I would have preferred a smaller leaf shape.  Anyway, use what you have.  Again, you could bake these ahead of time and just warm them up in a bread warmer.  Or put your kiddos to work on Thanksgiving!

Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, the recipe makes about 8 large leaves per crescent roll container.  So buy more crescent roll containers to make more "bread" leaves.

1 container crescent rolls
some dusting flour
1 Tbsp melted butter
4 oz of finely shredded cheddar cheese
paprika and parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sprinkle your working surface lightly with flour.  Roll out the crescent rolls to remove all the seams.  Cut using your leaf shaped cookie cutter. 
Set the leaf crescent rolls out on your baking sheet.  Reroll scraps to make additional leaves.
Brush each with melted butter and sprinkle on cheddar cheese.  To add some color, add a sprinkle of paprika and/or parsley.
Bake 7-8 minutes until the rolls are lightly browned.

You can serve them immediately or allow them to cool.  They should be stored in an airtight container.  Just reheat in a warm oven for a couple of minutes or in a bread warmer.  What a great idea from

As your planning your Thanksgiving feast, plot out who is doing what and don't forget to include the kids!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!