Pigs In The Blanket

This is one of my favorite freezer recipes of all time, Pigs in the Blanket! Yes I know this may sound strange for a freezer recipe but It is totally yummy, and if you dont eat them all before they even get back to the kitchen, they Freeze and reheat wonderfully!

Pigs in the Blanket

2 pkgs dry yeast ( 2 1/4 tsp per pack* Buy in bulk it is much cheaper!)
2 c very warm water
2 tsp salt
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c melted shortening
1 beaten egg
6 1/2- 7 cups flour
2 pkgs 8 count hotdogs
about 1 c cheese

Combine first 2 ingredients, add sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup four and beat for 2 minutes.
Add egg and melted shortening, beat until smooth.
Add flour 1 cup at a time, about 5-6 cups. Knead until smooth!
Set aside in greased bowl, cover with towel, let rise until doubled in size. (this happens quicker on top of the stove if oven is on or put inside the oven after turning it on for about a minute and then turning it off.)
Punch down dough, divide in half
Roll out 1/2 dough into a large circle and spread with softened butter (about 1/4 stick per circle)
Cut with pizza cutter into 16 pieces
Sprinkle with Cheese
Place 1/2 hotdog on edge of each triangle and toll
Place on greased cookie sheet (or what ever you have that will work lol)
Let rise again!
Bake in oven @ 400 for about 12 minutes
Remove to wire rack to cool and then bag and freeze or eat them all up!

This recipe is great for crescent rolls also just omit the hot dogs and cheese! I havent tried it yet but I bet this would be great with honey drizzled on before cutting and rolling up the crescents!

Based on a recipe calculator spreadsheet I saw on moneysavingmom the bread part of this recipe costs $1.79 for 32 Crescent rolls! That is .06 a roll! add the hot dogs and cheese and it is more like .18 a Pig in the blanket! Pretty good by my book, and if you bought the cheese and hot dogs with coupons it would be even cheaper.

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