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Ingredients

1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tubes of refrigerated biscuits
Sugar and cinnamon mixed to your taste
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) oleo, melted

Instructions

Combine sugar and cinnamon. Cut or pull each biscuit into quarters. Roll in melted oleo and then in sugar and cinnamon mix. Place four quarters (one biscuit) in a cupcake pan. Bake according to directions on biscuit tube, generally 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

For an alternative, roll in melted oleo with 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce or wasabi sauce, and then roll in a mix of cracked pepper crushed red pepper seeds and sesame seeds. Bake in individual cupcake cups.

Bess Pierce, Moline



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