This cinnamon twists recipe is a delicious sweet treat made with thin strips of pie crust brushed with melted butter, sprinkled with a cinnamon-sugar mixture, and then baked until golden brown. An easy snack that is great dipped in cream cheese icing, caramel sauce, pie filling, or even crushed up and added to your favorite flavor of ice cream.
Cinnamon twists are one of my favorite desserts. When my kids go to Taco Bell, I always have them pick up an order for me. I think I love them so much because they’re so similar to churros. Both are loaded with cinnamon sugar, and both are made with a tasty dough base. Rather than constantly ordering cinnamon twists from restaurants, I decided to make my own. After all, anything homemade is usually better than something you buy. I think that definitely holds true with this recipe. It’s a semi-homemade version of cinnamon twists that brings all the sweet flavor of this tasty dessert with very little effort, which is always great!
This recipe is incredibly easy to make as well as incredibly delicious. That’s because rather than making your own dough, you’ll be using store-bought pie crust! I’ve taken what could have been a complicated recipe and made it super-duper simple with that one simple change. Pie crust strips are twisted around each other, then coated in melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar and baked until golden browned. The result? A delicious, sweet treat that satisfies every sweet tooth in your mouth without you having to do a ton of work. It’s the best combo in my opinion!
Why You’ll Love This Cinnamon Twist Recipe
- It only takes a few simple ingredients to make.
- It’s a super-easy, delicious sweet treat that the whole family will love.
- It’s a great snack recipe that’s perfect for dipping in caramel, cream cheese icing, or your favorite sweet dipping sauce.
Cinnamon Twist Recipe Ingredients
It only takes 3 simple ingredients to make these delicious cinnamon twists. Outside of the pie crust, you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen already.
- Pillsbury pie crust (red box)
- Cinnamon & sugar mix
- Flour, for rolling out dough
How to Make This Cinnamon Twist Recipe
Making this recipe is incredibly easy It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Make the Dough Twists
Roll the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured surface or a silicone mat. Then cut the dough into ½-inch strips and then cut each strip in half. Twist the strips and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until you’ve used up all the crust.
Step 3: Bake
Brush the twists with melted butter and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar. Then, bake them for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the twists cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Cinnamon Twists Tips
I only have a couple of tips to help ensure you make the best cinnamon twists possible. It’s just such an easy recipe that there’s not much to remember.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
- Don’t overcook these. Remove them when lightly browned to keep their texture perfect.
Cinnamon Twist Recipe FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about cinnamon twists.
What are cinnamon twists?
Cinnamon twists are traditionally made with pasta, fried until puffy, then coated in cinnamon and sugar.
How are cinnamon twists made?
Traditional cinnamon twists are made with pasta that’s fried until puffy and then coated in cinnamon sugar. These cinnamon twists are made with pie crust that’s been twisted, coated in cinnamon sugar, and then baked.
Do cinnamon twists need to be refrigerated?
Not at all. You can store them in an airtight container or resealable bag for up to a week.
Can you freeze cinnamon twists?
Absolutely. Simply place them in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 3 months.
How to Store Cinnamon Twists
Store your cinnamon twists in an airtight container or resealable bag for up to a week. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag. To defrost them, simply set them on the counter until they reach room temperature.
Try This Delicious Cinnamon Twist Recipe Today
This is just about the simplest recipe you’ll ever make and it makes a deliciously sweet dessert or snack. With a combination like that, it’s a recipe that’s perfect any time or for anyone. Give it a try, and I know you and your family will love them.
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- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, stir sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.
- On a clean floured surface, roll out dough.
- Cut dough into ½“ strips and then cut each strip in half.
- Twist strips and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
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