Curly Cues

You know when you have a craving for something sweet and your cupboards are missing one of two of the vital ingredients for that cool new recipe you found online or even one of your own sweet staples.  I had zero intention of going anywhere today its way too cold and windy outside. It was a very nice day to stay in and do much of nothing. But I still had a craving for something sweet.

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So around 4 o’clock I finally got a little motivated so I decided to start cooking; I have a roaster chicken in the oven; potatoes, carrots and pea’s ready to go on top of the stove.  But what I really wanted was something sweet and easy to make.  It has been quite some time since I made them and they are far from a healthy snack so I wouldn’t make them all the time; BUT they are pretty damn good once in a while.

I have no idea where the name came from, or even where the recipe came from.  For as far back as I can remember these were a sweet treat from my childhood. They were always made from left over pie dough.  While I don’t use this dough for anything but curly cues now, when I was younger the women in my family used to use this recipe for pies all the time.  I have tried other dough’s for curly cues and nothing works quite like this very simple recipe.

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Dough

2 Cups Flour

½ Cup Vegetable Oil

½ Cup Cold Water

Mix well and pour out to a lightly floured surface

You want to use a rolling pin and roll it into a rectangle; it doesn’t have to be perfect

Stick of butter or margarine

Cup or so of Sugar (I cover the butter/dough)

Tablespoon or so of Cinnamon (as much or as little as you like)

I doubled the batch which makes what you see in the pictures about 18

Bake for an hour at 350’

Note – if you have a silpat use it, if not you are going to want to make sure you use cooking spray and clean the pan while it is still a little warm. If you wait too long it turns to rock candy.

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