Wednesday, September 19

Cinnamon Bites

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!


Kate @ KateMakesCake said...

Ooh yum! I am a cinnamon addict so will definitely be giving these a try! Thanks for sharing!

Gary S said...

They sound great! How do you store them, loosely or tightly covered? If I make them on a Sunday afternoon will they be good for work the next day?

Sheri said...

Thanks, Kate and Gary!

@Gary - they will be great the next day if you do this. Give them about 10 minutes or so to cool out of the oven (still warm but not hot). Then put them in an airtight container on your counter (no refrigeration). Keeps the moisture in so they don't dry out. Hope that helps.