Pets de Soeurs (French Canadian Cinnamon Pastries)

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Recipe: #7244

November 28, 2011

"This is a recipe that has been in the family for ages. The english translation for this is Nun's Farts; good thing that's not what they taste like, lol...."

Original is 36 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (25 g)
  • Calories 114.1
  • Total Fat - 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 11.2 mg
  • Sodium - 4.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 28.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut together flour, lard and salt until it resembles small peas.

Step 2

Combine the egg, water and vinegar and gradually add to flour mixture.

Step 3

Stir just until moistened and a soft dough forms.

Step 4

Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 5

Roll out dough into 2 squares.

Step 6

Spread butter all over dough.

Step 7

Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over butter and spread out evenly.

Step 8

Roll dough into logs and cut into 1/2 inch thick pinwheels.

Step 9

Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.

Step 10

Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes.

Step 11

Cool completely and enjoy.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


My mother and grandmother made these every time they made a pie, to use up the scraps of dough.


review by:
(30 Jul 2020)


Absolutely loved this easy to follow recipe. I cooked for the full 20 min. and had the normal flow of the sugars. The taste was great and for sure to be made as a fast pastry to make for guests and family at Christmas.


review by:
(18 Dec 2019)


Lovely wee cookies! Not too sweet and goes well with a cuppa. After the first batch I had to reduce the temp as the filling was seeping out of the bottom of the cookies are starting to darken. Could be that we are 3000' above sea level here. Put some in the freezer for Christmas. Thanks Bea for another great recipe! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(12 Dec 2012)


These are delicious, sweet little cookies that will be part of my Christmas tray. Thank you, Beatrice.


(13 Dec 2011)

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