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Cinnamon Sugar Twists

Cinnamon Sugar Twists

Cinnamon Sugar Twists

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


12 twists

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

These twists are easy to make but just require a lot of turns of the dough to sprinkle with more and more cinnamon sugar goodness, so don't be discouraged by the long directions. These would make a fun baking-with-kids project!

Serving Suggestions

Makes a fun brunch dessert or holiday party snack. Delicious with morning coffee or afternoon hot chocolate.

Recipe Notes

The colder the pastry dough the better for this recipe, which is why the twists are chilled before baking.


Make a cinnamon sugar:

1/2 cup sugar of choice:

Or use our blend:

For pastry:

1 package frozen puff pastry dough (2 sheets)

Flour, for rolling out dough

4 Tbsp. butter, divided

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Black Onyx Chocolate Sugar

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  • Pure Maple Sugar

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  • Ground Supreme Saigon Cinnamon

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  • Cinnamon Sugar

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Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix sugar of choice with cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside, or if you don’t want to make your own cinnamon sugar, use our Cinnamon Sugar blend.

Roll out one thawed but cold puff pastry sheet to roughly a 12 x 9 inch rectangle. Use a little flour on the work surface if dough sticks. Melt 2 Tbsp. of the butter. Brush sheet lightly with some of the melted butter, sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar mixture, then roll lightly to press sugar into dough. Fold dough in half so short ends come together. Roll again into roughly a 12 x 9 inch rectangle. Brush lightly with melted butter, sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar, then roll lightly to press sugar into dough. Flip dough over and repeat this one more time. Starting from a short end of the dough, use a pizza or pastry cutter to cut 1-inch thick strips; you should get about 12 strips from the sheet.

Hold a strip at both ends and twist in opposite directions several times. Lay 6 twisted strips onto each baking sheet, pressing ends down onto baking sheet so twists stay in place. Brush twists with any remaining butter and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon sugar. Refrigerate twists on baking sheets for at least 30 min. before baking.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees while twists chill. Repeat process with second sheet of dough. (Tip: Set second batch of twists onto smaller platters to refrigerate while first batches of twists are baking.)

Bake 2 sheets of twists at a time for 10 to 15 min. until just turning golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat baking second batch of twists. Best enjoyed the same day; store in an airtight container. #HolidayCookies