Roly Polies

Cooking at the lodge went really well this week.  It was all about comfort food.  The first night I converted a large smoked pork ribeye roast into Southwest Pork.  I served it with baked potatoes and Green Bean and Tomato Salad.  The pork was perfect, stuffed in the potato.  The second night we had Beef Stew with mashed potatoes (I added sweet potatoes) and a salad.  As usual, there were appetizers, and simple desserts.  One of the desserts I made was Roly Polies.

When I was growing up, we had these whenever mom made a pie.  It was the perfect snack to make with the leftover dough.  They are like mini cinnamon rolls.  When I made them at the lodge this week, they were devoured.  They are fabulous comfort food, and just a miniature bite of something sweet.  If you want to make something quick and special for your kids or grandkids, these will make them very happy.

Roly Polies

Roly Polies

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 1 pie crust
  • Butter, softened
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar


  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Lay pie dough flat.
  3. Smear well with butter.
  4. Mix cinnamon and sugar together (I'm a bit heavy handed with the cinnamon, because I like it). Sprinkle mixture over butter.
  5. Roll up dough, in jelly roll fashion.
  6. Cut into 3/4" pieces.
  7. Place pieces on parchment lined baking sheet. I place the cut side down, like a cinnamon roll, that way the sugar caramelizes some.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until they reach the doneness you like.