(Always read the recipe twice, assemble, and prepare your ingredients before you begin to cook)
1 package of refrigerated crescent rolls (any brand – package of 8)
4 tbsp. of butter, melted
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning (can be found in the spice section of any supermarket)
1 tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. salt
4 mozzarella cheese sticks (also known as string cheese)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
- Grease a baking/cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper (NOT wax paper)
- Cut each cheese stick in half (crosswise) so that you have 8 shorter cheese sticks
- In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt
- Roll out the crescents into 8 separate pieces (the dough should be perforated for easy separation) on a flat, clean surface
- Place a mini cheese stick at the wide end of each crescent triangle. Roll up the crescents, starting from the wide end and going to the smaller end. Place on your prepared baking sheet
- With a pastry brush, brush each rolled crescent with the butter and spice mixture
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 13 minutes until golden brown
- Let rest for a couple of minutes – Serve warm
- Serves 8 people (1 each) but plan on 2 each so you might want to double the receipe!
- Serving suggestion: As an appetizer or alongside an entrée as a biscuit/roll
- tsp. means a teaspoon and tbsp. means tablespoon – always use a measuring spoon not a piece of silverware
- Parchment paper is a baker’s best friend. Just line your baking sheet with it whether making biscuits, cookies, or appetizers, etc. as it creates a non-stick surface. Depending on what you’re baking, you can even reuse the parchment paper over again if you want or just crumple and toss in your garbage. No clean-up! NOTE: parchment paper is not the same as wax paper as wax paper will burn in your oven and affect the taste of your food.
- Typically, Italian Seasoning is composed of a combination of basil, oregano, parsley, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Much easier to just buy it already made in the spice section of the store.
- Refrigerated crescent rolls are extremely versatile and can be used in numerous ways to make delicious appetizers.
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