"For anyone who has ever been out of crescent dough during an emergency...."
unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
grated cheddar cheese
miniature hot dogs
Heat the oven to 400ºF. Grease a large baking sheet. Sift the dry ingredients (flour through salt) into a mixing bowl (or dump them in one at a time, whatever).
Rub the butter pieces into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cheese until evenly distributed.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk. Stir well with a wooden spoon. Let the dough sit for 3 minutes.
Sprinkle the dough with flour and stir once or twice then turn out onto a well floured counter.
With floured hands, pat the dough into a 15 by 7 inch rectangle, trimming the sides if necessary to get a true rectangle. (Handle the dough as little as possible for tenderness, yeah right).
Using a pizza cutter, slice the rectangle into thirds horizontally then slice each third into thirds vertically, this will give you 9 small rectangles. Slice each rectangle diagonally into two thin triangles.
One at a time, roll up the sausages in the triangles. Place pointy side down on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on the sheet for 3 minutes then tranfer to a wire rack.
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