I love these adorable little guys! I think they are fun, festive and pretty recognizable. There are several different versions on the internet, but I chose the ones with the arms and the legs and dropped the cheese from the recipe. Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese dogs, but I’ll be honest and admit that I forgot to grab cheese at the store.
There is nothing quite like the expression that I got as a coworker brought in a tour group to the kitchen as I was snipping the mummies’ arms and legs with a pair of comically large kitchen shears.
While the treat starts off looking a little questionable at the beginning, the more of the dough bandages you wrap around the hot dog, the better. The example shows the arms and legs eventually being spread pretty far apart from the body. I think this gives it an awesome look, but to be honest I have no idea how the recipe developer got that to work. Whenever I tried to pry the limbs wider open, they wanted to tear off.
It might help to have a wider hot dog in order to have fairly deep cuts. The key to achieving a good looking bandage is to make sure each strand is cut extremely thin. Make sure that you leave room for the super spooky eyes!
I really enjoyed the Mummy Dogs. I think they were pretty easy to create, look great and are really delicious to munch on!