Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dinosaur Bone Breadsticks

The bone breadsticks I made for Abe's birthday are super easy and fun for a dinosaur party, dog party, or even Halloween! Here's what we did...

I'm sure this would work with any homemade or store-bought bread dough, but to save time I just used a can of Pillsbury's Classic Pizza Crust. It's easiest to work with cold dough so don't take the can out of the fridge until you're ready to start!

1. Spread out the dough on a cookie sheet and use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 6 or 7 long strips. 

2. With either the pizza cutter or kitchen shears, make a small slit at each end.

3. Pinch the dough together in the middle and pull apart the ends (where you made the slits) to shape the dough into "bones."

4. Bake 12-15 mintues at 400° F or whatever is recommended for the dough you use. 

These can be brushed with a little butter or olive oil but wait until they've been baking for at least 10 minutes before brushing it on. I brushed the first batch with olive oil before putting them in the oven and the dough wasn't sticky enough to hold together where I'd pinched it.

I made at least a dozen of these and they were all gone by the end of the party! That hardly ever happens...

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