It is safe to say that Cinnamon is my biggest addiction. Any time I see ANYTHING even remotely cinnamon related, I have to make it. I was browsing Pinterest under the term “Cinnamon,” and I found these Cinnamon Twist Knots. They looked AMAZING.
I was in the mood for something like this today, but I wasn’t in the mood to bake with yeast. I love homemade yeast breads and cinnamon rolls, but I find I need to be in a patient mood to make them, and today was not that day.
I decided to pull out a tube of refrigerated Pillsbury pizza dough and experiment and Oh. My. Goodness.
I kid you not, these are one of the top 5 best things I have ever made and put in my mouth. Truly dish soap worthy.
Unfortunately for my mouth, (although fortunately for my butt and thighs,) I am involved in a weight loss/fitness challenge right now, and have been so good about my food choices lately.
These were so good that I ate two. An estimated half of my calorie budget for the day.
Totally worth it, anyway.
These would be AMAZING for a special occasion, a Christmas morning breakfast, or just a weekday breakfast because they are so quick and easy. Take them to a brunch, everyone will be impressed and ask you for the recipe.
Do not skip the special honey-sugar glaze. Oh my goodness. DO NOT skip it.
Recipe adapted from A Kitchen Addiction
1 tube of Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons of melted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon milk
Preheat your oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together your cinnamon sugar filling, and melt your butter.
Roll out your pizza dough into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
Brush the melted butter over the top of it and sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. (Just like a cinnamon roll.)
Fold the sheet in half.
Cut it into twelve 1 inch strips
Tie each strip into a knot, tucking the ends underneath.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned.
While they are baking, over low heat, cook your sugar, honey, and water mixture for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove rolls from oven, and brush the warm rolls with your glaze.
Mix icing ingredients together and drizzle it over the top of each one.
Enjoy the deliciousness. Try not to eat too many. (It’s hard.)
2 thoughts on “Easy Cinnamon Twist Knots”
Substitute Cream cheese frosting instead of recipe frosting, it’s almost like cinnabons rolls, mmmm good!