No Yeast Cinnamon Twists
Recipe type: Breakfast
Delicious and fun. Kids love these No Yeast Cinnamon Twists for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack.
  • 2¾ cups Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Buttermilk (This time I used milk plus lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Powdered Sugar
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons of Milk, to get the right consistency.
  1. Mix together the first five ingredients. Add the melted butter and buttermilk, mix until all the flour mixture is incorporated. Dough will be soft. Knead a few times to form a ball. I did this part in the mixing bowl.
  2. Put dough on a well floured surface and press out with your hands, or roll into a rectangle. Mine measured about 12 x 16 inches.
  3. Mix together the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.
  4. Spread cinnamon mixture over dough. Carefully fold dough in half lengthwise, then cut into 12 strips. If dough tears a little, just press back together to seal. Give each strip about 4-5 twists and place on a baking sheets that has been coated with non-stick spray.
  5. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden brown. Cool slightly and remove from pan.
  6. For the glaze mix together the powdered sugar, cinnamon and milk. Drizzle glaze over the Cinnamon Twists.
No Yeast Cinnamon Twists

* My daughter loves these No Yeast Cinnamon Twists just as made, my son wanted more butter. Next time I might try a little more butter in the dough and / or a little more butter in the filling. I might also try brushing them with a little melted butter before baking.

* Make sure you have plenty of flour on the surface before turning out the dough. This dough is very soft and you don't want it to stick.

* I have noticed a difference using different brands of flour. Adjust flour as needed so that you can work with the dough without it sticking to your fingers, but that the dough still remains soft.

* If you ever find yourself in the situation where the dough is too soft and you are unable to make the twists, try to make a circle or come up with a different shape. Make it fun!
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