Almost every week, I bake. Sometimes I spend hours making a layer cake and sometimes it's something much simpler, but I like to have homemade "snacks" whenever possible. Not only do I enjoy baking as often as possible, but I know my guys like it too.
For the busier days, these cinnamon bites work great. Easy to mix up a batch and a great lighter snack for anytime of the day. Adding the cereal gives them a little extra grit that we loved.
1 1/3 cups flour
1 cup crispy rice cereal, crushed
2 TBLS sugar
3 TBLS baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix flour, cereal, 2 TBLS sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add in Crisco with a fork until mixture is coarse. Add milk, and stir until moistened.
Roll dough into 1" balls.
Mix cinnamon and 1/2 cups sugar in a small bowl. Drop balls into melted butter and then into cinnamon mixture, completely coating them each time.
Place balls on cookie sheet (sprayed with non stick cooking spray).
Bake 15 - 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Cool a few minutes in pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
This is Spencer's contribution. He always brings his cars out to play on the wire rack!