Cinnamon Sugar Twists
I just sat down after unpacking from returning from my Massachusetts house and I have to apologize for any poor grammar I may use in this post because I am exhausted. I had to go home over the past couple of days to put together my final application for the Natural Gourmet Institute! I am so excited to have officially applied to culinary school and I can't wait to hear back from them!
Now onto the food! A few days ago I made a delicious pesto pizza from scratch. I had some leftover dough that I threw in my fridge and decided to save it for later. After a couple of days I knew I had to use up the dough and decided to make these amazing cinnamon sugar twists out of it.
Cinnamon and sugar is such a classic and sweet combination, and it doesn't hurt when it's sprinkled on buttered dough! The butter that makes the cinnamon sugar mixture stick to the dough gives a great extra flavor to the twists and gives them that wonderful buttery texture.
I actually brought these twists home with me so that my parents could try them. There were still some left when I was leaving tonight and I asked my mom if she would like me to take them back with me. She did not want these twists leaving her house, so I nicely left them for her to devour.
These are the perfect pastry to make for an easy and delicious breakfast, snack or dessert. I personally like to snack on them at night with a cup of hot tea. They are sugary, buttery, crispy and delicious and you are going to love them! Enjoy!
Cinnamon Sugar Twists:
1 pizza dough, store bought or homemade
1/4 - 1/2 cup granulated sugar (I used Trader Joe's coconut sugar)
3-4 tablespoons butter, melted
3-4 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out your dough into a thin, large rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into long strips.
- Whisk together the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl and brush the melted butter onto both sides of the strips.
- Dip the strips into the cinnamon sugar until both sides are well coated. Twist the ends in opposite directions and place onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!