Need to lift some spirits? Make Butter-Dips!

Oh, my boy, please put down the duct tape, do . . . life is not THAT bad now, is it?

Oh, my boy, please put down the duct tape . . . life is not THAT bad now, is it?

Little Mack has been in a funk.  I can only guess why:  he has some loose teeth that are bothering him; he’s an outdoorsy soul (like his mama) and the winter is getting a little long in the tooth; we’ve been very busy here with melodrama preparations and he’s getting pushed aside in the shuffle; I don’t know.

Perhaps a combination of all of these?

I think it’s time for a bit of pampering of my little man, and so I think I’ll ask him to make something wonderful with me today: hot Butter-Dips!  We’ll put our aprons on and put on some happy music and grab our rolling pins and just enjoy ourselves making these Dips, and then we’ll eat them, of course–straight out of the oven, dipped in honey! They are crunchy on the bottom and tender inside, and simply scrumptious.

Never have so few minutes of effort resulted in such great rewards, and you can quote me on that! 😉

I’ve been making these delicious biscuit-like delicacies for years, and they never fail to put a smile on the faces of everybody in the house. They’re very easy to make and go great with soup or stew. Maybe you have time to make some today? If not—make the time! Make the time! I guarantee it: they’ll make your family smile!

I’m smiling just looking at this picture. Yummm.

Imagine these butter-dips hot and steamy and dipped in honey!  My kiddos actually call them "honey-dips" because that's how we always eat them!

Imagine these butter-dips hot and steamy and dipped in honey! My kiddos actually call them “honey-dips” because that’s how we always eat them!

Recipe Type: quick breads
Author: I was inspired by recipe in Set For Life by J.P. Merrill
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Serves: 8
Soft biscuit-type dough is rolled out, cut into strips, and dipped in melted butter and then baked. Don’t worry–the fat and calorie content is lower than that of traditional biscuits!
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • sesame seeds or poppy seeds, or wheat bran, optional
  1. Melt half of the butter in each of two jelly-roll pans while oven preheats to 400. Don’t let it burn! Remove pans. Mix dry ingredients; add milk, and then stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a well-floured countertop and roll to coat with flour. Gently knead a few times. (Dough will be quite soft.) Roll out 1/4 thick. Cut into 1 inch by 4 inch strips. Dip each strip in melted butter, coating both sides. Arrange strips closely on baking sheet, sprinkle with sesame seeds or whatever, and bake at 425 for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Have honey ready for dipping!

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19 thoughts on “Need to lift some spirits? Make Butter-Dips!

  1. Bonnie Gean

    You wouldn’t happen to have a photo of what these biscuits should look like when they come out of the oven, do you?

    It sounds as if these would go good with Chili. Do they? 🙂 If so, my partner would love a taste!

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Bonnie, I posted this earlier without the picture, but I just added the picture, so if you want to go back and take a look, it’s up! Sorry about the glitch! They do go well with chili or any kind of hearty soup. And they’re just terrific dipped in honey!

  2. Chef William

    My wife will love these, any excuse to enjoy more honey. I just got 6 new bottles which should last her a few weeks. I’ll surprise her with some of these tomorrow before she leaves for work.

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Chef William,
      You can throw in a quarter-cup of bran or wheat germ to make the texture more interesting if you like. Hope your wife enjoys them!

  3. Kay

    I make these too! They are also great with Spaghetti (add garlic to the butter &/or dough). I think I’ll make some tomorrow for my cold-infested Farmer. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Jerri

    These look great, but I am confused about the recipe. You melted butter on two jelly roll pans, is this where you dipped them into the butter, or where you baked them? Or did you dip them into butter elsewhere, or bake them on a seperate sheet that did not have melted butter? I am missing a step somewhere.

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      I am sorry for the confusion, Jerri. I will have to dig in and correct that in the recipe. I melt the butter on the jellyroll pans, then I remove the pans from the oven and dip the strips of dough in the butter, and then place them in the same pans (there will still be butter in the bottom of it) and bake them. Great question! Thanks!

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