I love making these, because you can use them for anything; snacks, lunch, even dinner. This crescent roll recipe in the one my mother-in-law uses. The dough is so easy to work with! I've even made a jalapeño cheese version by adding a slice of pickled jalapeño and a little shredded cheese with the sausage.
Pigs in a Blanket2 TBSPs active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (14oz.) package Lit'l Smokies sausages
1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
2. Stir in sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in remaining flour until smooth. Scrape dough from side of bowl. Knead dough for 3 minutes, then cover it and let rise in a warm place until double (about 1-1/2 hours).
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with butter when they come out.
Makes 32 rolls.
If you want to make these as plain rolls, brush the triangles with melted butter before rolling them up.