Sunday, August 26, 2012

Virtual Tailgate: Pillow Dogs

I am linking up with Kaitlyn! She blogs over at Wifessionals! She is the host of the new link up Virtual Tailgate! She is your typical football lovin' southern girl! This link up is where you do a tutorial on your favorite tailgating recipe, and link it up to share it with all the other fabulous ladies like yourself! I RSVP'd for this link up so that sort of makes me a "co-host" but anyone can link up to join the fun!! Enjoy my recipe! 

Pillow Dogs♥

Pillow Dogs
makes: 40-45 pillow dogs, prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 20 minutes

1 package (14 oz) miniature beef cocktail wieners (the container this go round had 42 mini wieners)
1 container (16.3 ounce) prepared buttermilk biscuit dough. Pillsbury Grands
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, Kraft
   Mustard, optional

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper or foil. In a grill pan on medium heat (I just used a large frying pan) cook cocktail wieners in two batches until plump, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
2. On a clean surface, cut the 8 large biscuits into sixths. Place cheese in a small bowl and roll each slide of dough in the cheese to make little cheese balls. Gently stretch each ball to fit a mini cocktail wiener. Partially wrap the dough around the mini cocktail wiener.
3. Arrange pillow dogs on prepared sheet pan. Leave about 1-inch space between each roll. Bake for 10 minutes. Top with mustard or other desired condiments. Serve warm.


lined baking sheet

cooking wieners + plump wieners

flatten then cut biscuits

pat around in cheese, flatten out, wrap around wiener

bake for 10 minutes

I give you.. Pillow Dogs. The name comes from the they look like mini- hot dogs lying on a pillow. Cute, right? 

Once I had a platter, arranged the pillow dogs in the shape of a football, then drew the stitching of the football with mustard. They're are tons of possibilities for a cute presentation with these little guys! Be creative and enjoy!


Feel free to comment with any type of feedback- I'd love to hear from you!