Oh jeez! Why oh why must I torture myself with endless irresistible delights during the Holidays? I mean, stretchy pants just don’t look nice at Christmas parties and Potlucks..lol! Not to mention, by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around it will all have hit..and hit hard. Sorry, but a glittery Moo-Moo won’t get me a kiss at midnight!
Eh..whatever, since the world clearly didn’t end we can celebrate with some naughty treats! And don’t let these little, unassuming cuties fool you! They might be small one bite wonders, but these perfect puffs are jam packed with all the flavor of a giant Snickerdoodle..that’s right! 🙂
Since it’s what’s on the inside that counts, these Cinnamony, puffy pillows are extra special! Why? ..well, they’re filled with thick Pastry Cream a.k.a Vanilla Pudding, just in case you needed even more of a reason to love them! 🙂
What you’ll need for 32 sensational Snickerdoodle Poppers:
1 can of Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits
1 Box of instant Vanilla JELLO
1 1/2 Cups of Cinnamon Sugar
Oil for frying
A flavor injector (usually found by the marinades and bbq sauces) OR a pastry frosting tip will work too!
Unroll the biscuits and cut them into fourths. Roll each piece into a ball…
Prepare the instant Vanilla pudding according to the directions and set aside..or feel free to make your own Pastry Cream! 🙂
In a medium pot heat up about 2″ of oil (I used Canola)
Place about 4 balls at a time into the hot (350 degrees) oil and fry until both sides are evenly golden…
Straight from the oil into the Cinnamon, coat the hot Poppers in the Cinnamon Sugar…and coat them goood!
Carefully inject each popper with some of the Vanilla Pudding.
Pile up a gorgeous Snickerdoodle mountain of them…
Eat your way to the top one Popper at a time! ~Enjoy! 🙂
What can I use instead of Grands flaky layers ? We don’t have this in South Africa. Can I use ready made puffy pastry?
My husband and I made these night before last and they were awesome! Since there are just the two of us, I did have leftovers….I put them in the fridge and took them to work the next day. Everybody loved them! I used white chocolate pudding and injected it with a squeeze bottle with a pointed tip ( like the old ketchup bottles you used to see at restaurants ) It was so easy – you can mix the pudding and inject it all from the same container. Less to clean up!! Thanks for the recipe!!
Ok, these are seriously awesome. The hubby and I made a batch of these tonight and nearly got sick trying to out-eat the other. *Sighs* There goes the 2 hours I just put in at the gym. Oh well, it was worth it.
Here’s what I learned –
1: I know nothing about deep frying. This was my first attempt – ever. I didn’t have a thermometer, so it was trial and error for the first 8ish. Then after finally getting the oil cool enough to cook thoroughly we were able to progress.
2: A zippy bag with a piping tip on it did the trick for filling!
3: If making your pudding using soy milk, reduce to 1 cup instead of 2, or you will have a super runny pudding. (Typically don’t eat stuff like this, and we’re vegetarian progressing to vegan, so making instant pudding with soymilk was new to me.) We’ll get it eventually.
4: You can never have too much filling. Load those babies up and go for it! You’re not making a salad here folks, so why pretend to make it healthy. 😉
5: Subscribe to this site. Seriously. Just do it.
Aww..love this! Thank you…I’m so happy you enjoyed them. 🙂
I used cream cheese, powdered sugar, and eggnog to put inside. It was awesome!
made them last weekend for a holiday party and also again for x’mas day w/family. I’m a complete newbie to frying, so the first batch was way undercooked, but once I figured out sizing (i had to slice the grands into 1/8 instead of 1/4) and timing of frying – they came out perfect. I made a few different versions: ones filled with vanilla pudding (i have a Wilton’s cupcake tip so it was a breeze), ones not filled at all rolled in the cinnamon sugar and also some traditional poppers rolled in powdered sugar. End of night from both events – all were gone, so it was a hit!!
I think I am gonna try this but to twist it. I will back them and drizzle them in Chocolate Frosting with vanilla pudding filling and my own twist on a cream puff.
Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe of Snicker-doodles. I really like to eat this dish.I like because they are easy and fast to make, and can be filled with almost anything. You can also cover with cinnamon, sugar, chocolate. It`s very yummy. keep posting such interesting blogs.
Can someone pretty please give an Australian version for this recipe please?
What could be used instead of these (Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits)?
Thanks beautiful people 🙂