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Cinnamon Twists

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + rising • Bake: 15 min.

Makes

4 dozen

These delightful golden twists are perfect for a spring brunch or lunch. The brown sugar and cinnamon give them a delicate spicy flavor. People can rarely eat just one. —Janet Mooberry, Peoria, Illinois
Cinnamon Twists Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Add 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, milk, butter, egg and remaining 1/2 cup water; beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 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 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Roll into a 16x12-in. rectangle. Brush with butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Let dough rest for 6 minutes. Cut lengthwise into three 16x4-in. strips. Cut each strip into sixteen 4x1-in. pieces. Twist and place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350° 15 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts

1 twist: 71 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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