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24 comments to “Day 8: Sticky Pecan Bites or Cinna-minis”

  1. Oh man oh man! A yeast-free, therefore moody-free, gooey cinna sugar indulgence! I must say though, I think you missed a few spots when you were icing the cream cheese frosting bites- I can see some dough through the icing so yes, those are only partially complete =)

  2. Hey, Tim. What do you think about rolling the dough up with the butter, salt, and brown sugar, wrapping it in plastic, and chilling it overnight? I’d like to be able to slice, bake, and serve them warm without much fuss. Any reason it wouldn’t work? Thanks!

  3. Hey Jess,
    In the past, I haven’t had the best luck holding biscuit dough (which is essentially what this is). I think it might be bad for the baking powder to sit in the dough that long. If I wanted these prepared in advance I would probably bake them the day before and warm before serving in the oven. Otherwise, I might try actually assembling the whole pan of rolls and then freezing it overnight. Bake from the freezer, adding a few minutes to the baking time. All of that said, these come together really quickly. Like, 15 minutes. You could get the pan greased, combine the cinnamon sugar, and the dry ingredients all the day before then whip them up in no time. In any case, happy baking!

  4. These looked so good….I licked the screen!

  5. I can’t decide whether to do these or the rugelah first, what should I do??!

  6. Laura, these are much easier than the rugelach- but both are delicious. I would make these now and the rugelach in January when you need a treat. : )

  7. I daren’t make this at home, it would be terrible for my weight loss, but I would love to eat a pan of these fresh from the oven!

  8. any thoughts on baking them cozied together as tiny pull-apart cinnamon rolls?

  9. Hey Emily, Since they aren’t a yeasted dough, they would not pull apart. You could try, but I don’t think it would work very well. I think they need the muffin cups to do their thing.

  10. Hey Tim, thanks for this recipe. These mini rolls are so in-cre-di-bly good. I don’t have a mini muffin pan, so I just baked them on a tray lined with baking paper, which worked out perfectly well. The only problem is, I made the error of telling myself “well, let’s try with half the quantity for a test”, which means there’s nothing left already. Might try very soon again, maybe with a poppy seed filling …

  11. Angelika- Thank you SO much for this good information. I am glad you got these to work without a mini muffin pan. I hate suggesting equipment that doesn’t get used that often. Glad you liked them!

  12. Wow these might just be my next go-to cookie. They are too cute to pass up!

  13. Tim,
    These are the easiest cookies to make and they are utterly delicious! I didn’t have a rolling pin so I used a wine bottle to roll out the dough. Seeing as I didn’t have a rolling pin, it should be no surprise that I don’t have mini muffin pan. The cookies came out perfectly on a parchment lined sheet pan. The only problem is that I may just eat them all before I go to bed tonight.

  14. ha! glad you liked them. we ate them all pretty fast, too. they’re kind of dangerous.

  15. They were gone in one day. I made them on Christmas morning to “supplement” :-) a healthy breakfast. I liked the crispiness. I will bump up the cinnamon next time.
    Thank you.

  16. Greetings from Australia. I’ve just pulled these little morsels from the oven. They were so easy to make and look and smell delicious. Taste is a two thumbs up too. Trying to let them cool completely, as I like to taste the difference when my baked goods are warm and when they are cold. Trying so hard to resist eating anymore. Want also to see how they taste in a few days time but just know they won’t last that long.

  17. Ugh, I love mini versions of delicious desserts. They get me every time! These look seriously amazing. I think I drooled a little on my laptop. Oops.

  18. I just made these delicious treats. So very easy. I managed to mess up the rolling part but it all came out disguised in the gooey cinnamon sugar, so no one was none the wiser. Contemplating making another batch right now. Thanks for the bringing some sweet goodness to my day.

  19. These look wonderful! I definitely want to try these … and will perhaps be scouring your archives for other little treasures! Thanks for sharing.

  20. oh. These make my soul happy. thank you!!

  21. oh these are so great. making them for Mother’s Day brunch :) they’re perfect bite sized treats.

  22. Yum. I want to try these! The blue and white plate in the first photograph is gorgeous, by the way. Do you know where it is from?

  23. I tried these today and they really made my day. So, thank you Tim. Really :) They’re amazing!

  24. These are WONDERFUL. It somehow slipped my mind that there’s no sugar in the dough, so I think next time I’d do the glaze, but my teenagers love them.