12 oz. Cocktails Hotdogs                                4 Tbsps.  unsalted Butter

4 Tbsps. Flour

2 cups Milk

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Dijon Mustard

½ cup (or more) Chili Sauce

1 recipe Biscuit Buns*                                     Few Drops Tabasco (optional)



  1. Prepare the dough for the Buns as directed in the following recipe.
  2. Remove the Hot Dogs from the package and drain the liquid; blot each one dry with a paper towel.
  3. When the Dough is ready, lightly spray a canoe pan or a shallow baking sheet.
  4. Roll the Dough out to ¼” thickness and cut with 4 ½” round cookie cutters.
  5. Stretch each piece of dough slightly to fit into the canoe pan. If using a baking sheet, just place each piece of dough on the sprayed sheet.
  6. Place 2 Cocktail Dogs on each piece of Dough; bring up the sides to enclose the Dogs.
  7. Pinch the top and sides closed; if baking on a baking sheet, place the Dogs so that the seamed side is down.
  8. Cover the Dogs with a clean dish towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for about 30 minutes or until the Dough starts to raise.
  9. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the Dogs for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. While the Dogs are baking, prepare the Sauce.
  11. In a medium saucepan, melt the Butter and then add the Flour.
  12. Stir until a paste forms; slowly add the Milk while stirring
  13. Add the Salt and Dijon and cook until the Sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a
  14. Add the shredded Cheese and stir until smooth.
  15. Stir in the Chili Sauce and Tabasco, if desired.
  16. Serve with the Baked Dogs.

Yield:  15 single Portions







2 cups sifted All-Purpose Flour                    ½ cup Vegetable Shortening

1 Tbsp. Baking Powder                               2/3 cup Milk

¾ tsp. Salt




  1. Mix the Flour, Salt and Baking Powder together in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  2. Use a pastry blender to cut the Shortening into the Flour until the mixture looks like very small lumps.
  3. Slowly pour in the Milk and mix with a fork until the dough just hold together.
  4. Shape into a ball and place on a floured pastry board.
  5. Roll out with a rolling pin to about ¾ “thick.
  6. Cut into 2-inch circles with a biscuit cutter; place side by side in a greased baking pan.
  7. Bake in an oven that has been preheated to 450 degrees; the Biscuits are done when they are lightly browned. (About 12 – 15 minutes)
  8. Let cool for 5 – 10 minutes and slice in half with a bread knife.


YIELD – 12 Biscuits


*Alternatively you can use canned refrigerated Biscuits