These cinnamon-walnut cigars were a happy accident. I originally intended on making cinnamon-sugar elephant ears, but the store did not have pastry sheets so I had to improvise. I wanted to test out a few ideas I had for a Mother’s Day treat platter, and these will definitely be making an appearance. I bought mini pastry squares, in stead of pastry sheets, and didn’t know what to expect but am pleased to say these were delicious and completely eaten up over the weekend.
25 pastry squares ( Frozen food section)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
By looking at the ingredients, you are probably thinking, ” this looks too easy”, and it really was. Enjoy!
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray, or line them with parchment paper.
2.In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and walnuts.
3. On a clean surface, spread 1/4 cup granulated sugar to a very thin layer. Lay 3-4 pastry squares at a time on top of the sugar, so the bottom is coated. Measure 1 teaspoon of your cinnamon-sugar-walnut mixture and spread on each square evenly.
4. Roll each “cigar” like a mini jelly roll, and fasten by pinching the length of the cigar.
5. Lay each cigar on your sprayed or lined baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart, and bake for 10 minutes at 375 F.
6. Let cool for 5 minutes before moving to wire rack.
* Drizzle a little melted chocolate over the tops for an even sweeter, more decadent treat!