POPPOLIES


DOUGH:

1 cup flour

1/4 cup cream cheese

1/4 cup butter

1 tbs. Milk

½ tsp. vanilla

Cut cream cheese and butter into flour like you would for making a pie.

Pour vanilla into milk. Toss milk mixture into flour mixture until moist.

knead dough slightly. You may need more flour.

DIVIDE DOUGH IN HALF:

Sprinkle a little flour down on board and roll out thin.

FILLING:

Prepare the following twice. One for each log.

1 tbs. molasses or brown sugar

If using molasses, then you will need 1 tbs. raw or granulated sugar.

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

½ cup desired chopped nuts (I use pecans and almonds)

1 tbs karo corn syrup or honey

Roll out dough on floured board in 2 small rectangles

Spread molasses or brown sugar evenly

Sprinkle cinnamon

Spread the nuts

Drizzle karo or honey

Now roll into 2 logs and cut into slices and lay them down flat onto buttered 8x8 pan

Bake 350 for 20 mins or until golden brown.

Before cooling completely take out of pan.

GLAZE:

½ cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp. vanilla

1 to 2 tbs. milk

Mix cinnamon and powdered sugar together. Pour vanilla into milk and slowly add milk mixture a little at a time so that you get the glaze thin enough to drizzle yet thick enough to dry on to your poppolies as shown in the picture.

When cool remove from pan and drizzle glaze. Let dry and then DEVOUR but not without that morning coffee of course :).

Dear Moms and Daughters,

How many of you can remember when Mom or Grandmom or someone close to you baked fresh pies and with the leftover crust, they made "rolliepollies?" My Mom rolled out left over pie crust and filled it will butter, brown sugar & cinnamon. Yum!! So... I got the idea for "Poppolies" from those tasty tidbits that melted in your mouth! Because my hubby's birthday is during the holidays, he was kind of tired of cookies, cakes, pies... So with that in mind, I decided to make him something a little different. I thought of those "rolliepollies" but wanted it to be slightly different so instead of making the pie crust, I thought I would create a lighter pastry and fill it with nuts and brown sugar or molasses and cinnamon. Honey or Karo drizzled with a glaze finish reminded me of cinnamon buns. I think that you could leave the nuts out if your not crazy about them & maybe add raisins or craisins. I thought of trying to fill with coconut or toffee bits next. I named them "poppolies" after my husband the "PopPop" who just pops them in his mouth quicker than I can roll out the next batch! I thought they make a nice breakfast treat. (Yes especially with our coffee!) I sure hope you try my new creation and write me a note with your ideas for fillings. Looking forward to hearing from you!