Thanksgiving Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I can’t begin to tell you how truly thankful I am that you have been following along with me on this crazy journey of parenthood. Okay, now that’s out of the way lets talk about some delicious treats that you should be making those you are thankful for. These Thanksgiving cinnamon roll turkeys are so yummy and will put the biggest smile on your family and friends faces when they see one of these things on their dinner table.

Thanksgiving Cinnamon Roll Turkeys | The Modern Dad

We love making treats that we can take to our friends letting them know that we really are grateful for them. Sometimes I think that November and Thanksgiving get overlooked because we are all so excited about Christmas and all the hustle and bustle that comes along with it. Don’t get me wrong, I love the craziness of the holiday season. But this should be a time that we look at all the things that we are truly thankful for. I know that I am thankful for my fun little family and the growth that we have had over the past three years.

Thanksgiving Cinnamon Roll Turkeys | The Modern Dad

Maybe it’s time to roll up your sleeves, makes some thanksgiving cinnamon roll turkeys that you can take to those that you are truly thankful for. They will be grateful that you were thinking about them and went out of your way to do something special for them.

Thanksgiving Cinnamon Roll Turkeys
Cuisine: dessert
Author: The Modern Dad
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Serves: 4 turkeys
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 T. yeast
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 cups milk, scalded
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 cups flour
  • Cinnamon and brown sugar to top dough
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water (add 1T. sugar).
  2. In a separate bowl, mix liquid ingredients.
  3. Add yeast once it’s doubled in size and mix in dry ingredients (add flour slowly).
  4. Let dough double in size (about 45 minutes).
  5. Use ¼ of dough and roll into long rectangle. Cover with cinnamon and brown sugar.
  6. Roll the dough, starting from the longer side to make a giant roll. Twist it into a ring and squeeze ends together.
  7. Cut slits into dough all the way around, but not all the way through. Spread rolls out to make them to look like feathers of the turkey, but then take one of them to the inside of the ring so there isn’t a center.
  8. Cover; let rise until doubled in size (30-60 minutes).
  9. Bake at 375º for 12-15 minutes.