Cinnamon Twist Sticks

Bring these little cinnamon twist sticks to a holiday brunch and you'll be adored by all.

Bring these little cinnamon twist sticks to a holiday brunch and you’ll be adored by all.

Who can resist the combination of cinnamon and sugar nestled among the buttery crisp of a flaky pastry? When making these goodies, keep your life simple by using the store-bough puff pastry. That way, you can put more energy into the self-restraint that will be required when you get the urge to eat the entire batch up yourself!

Yield: 30 pastries

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Cinnamon Twist Sticks

1 10″ x 15″ sheet (9 oz./250 g.) puff pastry, thawed
1 tbsp. flour (for dusting)
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp.light brown sugar
1 tbsp. white sugar
1 egg yolk

1) Preheat oven to 400 F / 200 C. Place a layer of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and reserve.
2) On a lightly floured surface, unroll puff pastry and brush with butter.
3) Sprinkle surface with cinnamon and sugars.
4) Cut pastry into 30 even strips (about 5 x 1″ wide).
5) Holding each end of a strip, gently twist the pastry into a spiral and lay down on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
6) Brush the top of each pastry with egg yolk.
7) Bake for 15 minutes or until surface is golden.

Gifting Idea:

Play up the elegant stature of these pastries by placing them in a pretty cup decorated in ribbon. Not only will this highlight their deciousness, but it will also make them easy to grab and devour!

It's hard to ignore a pastry made with cinnamon and sugar!

It’s hard to ignore a pastry made with cinnamon and sugar…

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2 thoughts on “Cinnamon Twist Sticks

  1. Delicious idea, Melissa – a universal favorite. A lot of my favorite vintage stores have fun and unique coffee cups from all of the globe… and we know that these sticks would pair well with coffee. Oh, yes, great presentation idea. LOVE it. Be well, Shanna

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