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Crescent Bear Claws

I have dying to make this recipe every since I saw it and finally got it done.  It was a fun way to use crescent rolls.  They also were really tasty!! There are quite a few steps but it comes together pretty easy. I doubled the recipe, because I couldn't see going to all the work for only 6 bear claws and the fact that would only be one claw per family member!!
Crescent Bear Claws
adapted from Phillsbury
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons white sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla

1/4 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoons water
2 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup

1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or crescent seamless dough sheet

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon butter
2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet with wax paper. In a medium bowl ,beat the egg slightly with a wire wisk. Place half of the egg (about 1 1/2 Tablespoon) in a small bowl or cup. Beat in the milk until blended and set aside. To remaining egg stir in the remaining filling ingredients until well blended.

In a small saucepan mix the glaze ingredients. Heat to boiling. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool while making rolls.

On a lightly floured surface, unroll dough (if using crescents, pinch seams to seal).
Spoon filling into strip down the center 1/3 of the dough.
Fold 1/3 dough over filling.
Fold filled-topped section over the last 1/3 of dough so seam is on the bottom of folded dough.
With hand, gently flatten 1 inch wide strip of dough along one long side of folded dough.
Cut folded dough into 6 pastries.
Along flattened edge of each pastry, cut 1 inch long cuts about 1/2 inch apart. Spread cuts slightly to form a claw. I tucked the side edges of each claw under to the bottom.
Lightly brush egg-milk issue over each claw. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 15-18 minutes or unitl golden brown. Remove to cooling rack and cool 5 minutes.
Drizzled cooled glaze over each pastry;
In another small bowl mix icing ingredients until smooth. If icing is too thick, adding a little milk at a time. If too thin add a little more sugar until desired consistency.  Drizzle icing over cooled claws.
*The filling was good.  It was more bread like.  Next time I am going to add fruit filling instead.
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  1. Oh! MY! I will definitely do this one! Looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh yummy, those look delicious!!!! They look well worth the effort!!

  3. What an interesting filling. I think I agree with you...I would add fruit or a cinnamon sugar or something instead. Those look really cute!

  4. WOW! These look delicious! And so cool! I'm for sure going to make these. But you're right, 6? Never enough!

  5. You are so stinkin' clever! This recipe looks delish. I'll have to bake a batch for school lunches.

  6. Yum -- those look so delicious and so cute too...ususally Bear Claws don't look like Bear Claws to me, but yours do. Joni

  7. These look so delicious! Very creative use for crescent rolls, which I love!

  8. I've always wanted to know how to make these - it's a crescent rolls wrap and the bread crumbs as part of the filler - which is why you need a glaze and icing...I'm loving this one. It's as easy as pie. Great recipe.

    Thank you, I won the Better Homes & Garden subscription...I just sent you my address.

  9. THese look amazing! So making these with the kids.

  10. These look so good! I never thought to make bear claws before. I'm impressed with how pretty yours turned out :)

  11. Looks fantastic and I really like the idea of fruit filling. Yum! This would be great for a holiday breakfast.

  12. i made this today =) i loved it!!! i did make a few changes, just to suit my taste. i added some cinnamon and brown sugar to the filling, as well as 1 1/2 more tsp. vanilla, and i double the filling recipe. i also added some vanilla to the icing. i've made a similar icing using almond extract and it add a little something extra too. i also make my own crescent rolls, that are a bit sweeter than the store bought ones. i absolutely love this recipe! i can't wait to do more and freeze some to indulge in later =) i love your recipes! if you want the crescent roll recipe it's on my blog, that might help so they don't taste as bready. (i noticed you commented on it =) )

  13. OMGosh I'm so excited!!! I have 2 containers of cresent rolls in my frig calling for me to do something special with I know what I will do! Thanks Tiffanee! :-)

  14. Saw this link from Finding Joy in My Kitchen's Friday Favorites...this looks absolutely amazing!


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