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.
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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- 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.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth.
- Roll dough into a 16” x 8” rectangle.
- Mix together cinnamon and 1 Tbsp sugar.
- Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Cut dough into ½” wide strips.
- Twist each strip and place twists 1” apart on an un-greased baking sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.