Quick Cinnamon Twists

READY IN: 47mins
Recipe by KCShell

I love cinnamon twists but most recipes call for crescent rolls - which I never have on hand. This uses quick-rising yeast and has a 15 - 20 minute rise time. This should work for you if you want something quick! From: Homemade for the Holidays by Molly Williams, Lyons-Decatur Northeast School, Lyons, NE.

Top Review by zaar mate

These have a nice flavor. I baked mine the recommended time, which was probably a bit too long even though they were a nice golden brown. They came out a tad dry, but this didn't stop us from eating them ;-). I didn't quite understand the folding directions, so I just folded each square in half and then cut and twisted per instructions. I found the dough a little stiff to roll out, but was fine once baked. These were easy and I will definitely try them again and just not bake as long in hopes they will be a little more moist. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix 2 3/4 cups flour, 1 TBS sugar, yeast and salt in bowl.
  2. Stir in water and 1/4 cup margarine.
  3. Add eggs and enough remaining flour to make soft dough, mixing well.
  4. Knead on floured surface for 3 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into 2 portions.
  6. Roll each portion into 12x 12 inch square.
  7. Brush with melted margarine.
  8. Mix 2/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  9. Sprinkle 3/4 of the mixture over dough squares.
  10. Fold remaining dough over center.
  11. Cut each into 12 strips.
  12. Twist strips and place on greased baking sheet.
  13. Let rise for 15 - 20 minutes.
  14. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 - 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. May glaze if desired.
  16. Preparation time is approximate which includes kneading and rising.

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