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Cinnamon Love Knots

My sister-in-law and I enjoy these flavorful yeast rolls for breakfast, brunch or dessert, served with cups of steaming coffee and a hearty helping of love. -Marlene Fetter, Alpena, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the milk, butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough flour to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Punch dough down; divide into three portions. Cover two with plastic wrap. Shape one portion into 12 balls. Roll each ball into an 8-in. rope. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip rope into melted butter, then coat with cinnamon-sugar. Tie into a knot. Tuck and pinch ends under and place on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 174 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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