Crispy Cinnamon Twists


Crispy Cinnamon Twists via Curious Cuisiniere

Out of no-where, I had a big craving for cinnamon twists.  I really have no idea where it came from.  But, I wanted crispy, almost biscuit-like twists that were slightly sweet and bursting with cinnamon flavor.

A quick search turned up many soft cinnamon bread sticks and some greasy or fried twists, but nothing of the baked and crispy kind that I was craving.

So, we took matters into our own hands.

Crispy Cinnamon Twists via Curious Cuisiniere

These baked twists have a satisfying crunch and just enough sweetness to complement the cinnamon.  They remind me a bit of the crispy exterior of a well-done biscuit.

Being only slightly sweet and without loads of butter or oil, these make a pretty healthy snack and guilt-free dessert.

They would also be great dipped in a sweet cream cheese dip or even melted chocolate.

Ok… now i’m hungry.

Crispy Cinnamon Twists via Curious Cuisiniere


Crispy Cinnamon Twists
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Yield: 32 (8") twists
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 3 c flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ c oil
  • ½ c milk
  • ½  c water
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar.  Mix in oil, milk, and water to form a soft dough.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead until smooth.
  4. Roll dough into a 16” x 8” rectangle.
  5. Mix together cinnamon and 1 Tbsp sugar.
  6. Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  7. Cut dough into ½” wide strips.
  8. Twist each strip and place twists 1” apart on an un-greased baking sheet.
  9. Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.



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