Pigs in a Blanket
Updated: Dec 24, 2020
These are a holiday favorite at my house! It is not Christmas unless we've made Aunt Bonnie's Pigs in a Blanket.
Kids love them, adults love them, heck who doesn't love a pig in the blanket? The best part about these pigs is that you can make them in advance, freeze them and warm them in the crockpot the day of the party (or in the microwave for an anytime snack).
Servings: 32 Total Time: 1 hr, 30 mins
· Brown n Serve links or other pre-cooked link sausage (2 boxes)
· 2 cups flour
· 3 teaspoons baking powder
· 1 teaspoon salt
· ¼ cup shortening
· ¾ cup milk
1) Combine flour, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a mixer
2) With the paddle attachment running on low, add in shortening and allow to combine with flour mixture until a crumbly texture forms.
3) Slowly pour in milk while the mixer is running.
4) Stir until dough clings together in a ball.
5) Turn dough out lightly and kneed gently on a floured surface.
6) Cut the ball of dough into 4 smaller balls. Keep balls covered with a piece of plastic wrap until it’s their turn to be rolled out.
7) Roll out one ball of dough into a thin oval. Cut into 8 even pieces (or as even as possible).
8) Roll each individual piece out again and wrap each link in square, roll up and seal ends.
9) Bake on baking sheet at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
Once the pigs are completely cool, put them in several freezer ziplock bags and freeze them up to a month. I recommend smaller bags of pigs as they will retain their freshness if you don't keep disrupting the bag to take a few out here and there.
Obvs they're great right out of the oven, but that's often difficult to pull off at party time. So you can make them ahead (even freeze them) and put them in a parchment paper lined crockpot on low for 2-3 hours before party tim (from frozen) or 1-2 hours on warm if not frozen.