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Cinnamon Twists

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Cinnamon Twists are about to be your new favorite treat! They’re golden brown and covered with cinnamon and sugar – what more could you want? This easy recipe is going to go quickly!

Several Cinnamon Twists on a white plate.

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Many people say that they love these taste like Taco Bell Cinnamon twists. I think that you can’t go wrong with using puff pastry, sugar, and cinnamon! You’ll love these sweet treats!

If you love recipes like this, be sure to check out my 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups as well. The perfect cinnamon flavor in every bite!

  • Easy to Find Ingredients – The most challenging thing about this recipe is finding the puff pastry dough. If you are unable to find that, then it can be swapped out for any type of dough or even pie crust dough.
  • Budget-friendly – This recipe is a good choice for anyone on a budget. The ingredients are relatively inexpensive and easy to find in any grocery store.
  • Perfect for Holidays – These cinnamon twists would be perfect for special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and more. Kids will love them because they are so delicious and adults can enjoy them along with their favorite beverage.
  • Great-Tasting – These Puff pastry twists are lightly sweetened, gooey, soft breadsticks that are perfect for any occasion. Kids will love them as a quick breakfast or snack at school.
Cinnamon Twists on white plates.

Ingredients Needed to make Homemade Cinnamon Twists

  • Puff pastry – Homemade or storebought will work. Some people even use crescent roll dough.
  • Sugar – Adds that sweet pop of flavor.
  • Cinnamon – Pair with the sugar to make the flavor.
Puff pastry, sugar, cinnamon, and salt on a counter.

How to Make Cinnamon Twists

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Step One: Preheat your oven to 375F.

Step Two: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Step Three: Roll out your puff pastry until it is flat.

Step Four: Next, sprinkle the puff pastry with sugar and cinnamon.

Step Five: Use a pizza cutter to slice the puff pastry into strips.

Collage of creating cinnamon twists.

Step Six: Grasp both ends of a strip and twist the pastry dough. After twisting then, place it on your baking sheet.

Twisted cinnamon dough on a lined baking sheet.

Step Seven: Repeat with all strips.

Step Eight: Lastly, bake the cinnamon twists for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

Baked cinnamon twists on a lined baking sheet.
Baked cinnamon twists on a cooling rack.

How to Store

Store cinnamon pastry twists in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. You can also store these twists in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • I like to apply the butter with a pastry brush so that I know it is spread evenly on the cinnamon twists. You can use a pastry brush if you prefer.
  • I used the back of a measuring spoon to press the sugar mixture into the dough before I twisted them up so that the sugar didn’t fall off.
  • You can also try adding some lemon zest into the sugar mixture for a bright burst of flavor!
  • This recipe is great because it can be customized based on what your family prefers. Some people prefer more cinnamon rather than sugar.
  • You can also increase the flavor in this cinnamon twist recipe by switching out the cinnamon for pumpkin or apple pie spice.
  • Another way to increase the sweetness is to whip up a vanilla glaze and drizzle on the baked pastry twists for added sweetness.
  • If you have leftover dough, cook up the rest of the dough and add brown sugar to some bites, chocolate chips, and caramel to others, and change up the test. The best results sometimes are ones that aren’t planned!


Can I freeze these?

Yes, you can freeze these cinnamon twists for up to one month in a freezer-safe bag.

How long do they last?

These twists should be consumed within three days of baking.

Can I make my own puff pastry dough?

Yes, if you don’t have store-bought on hand, use homemade puff pastry.

Can I use other toppings on these puff pastry sheets?

You bet. You can use a little bit of cream cheese icing or even some powdered sugar as well. If you’re not a fan of using sugar-cinnamon mixture on top, you can add other toppings to this delicious snack.

Can I make keto cinnamon twists?

If you want to use fathead dough to make this recipe, you can try it! You’ll also need to use a keto approved sweetener as well.

Can I store the dough and bake these later?

You can. If you’re making the dough homemade, you can just add it to a large mixing bowl and then store it in the fridge. I always put a little bit of plastic wrap over the top of my large bowl so that it keeps it airtight.

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Several Cinnamon Twists on a white plate.
5 from 7 votes

Cinnamon Twists

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Appetizer & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yields 20 Twists
You're going to love these Cinnamon Twists! Just three simple ingredients are needed to make the perfect easy snack!


  • 1 Package puff pastry 2 sheets
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 375F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Roll out your puff pastry and use a pizza cutter to cut into 1″ wide strips.
  • Sprinkle generously with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Grasp both ends of a strip and twist the pastry dough – place on your baking sheet.
  • Repeat with all strips.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until golden.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Cinnamon Twist Calories: 142kcal (7%) Carbohydrates: 13g (4%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 9g (14%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Sodium: 61mg (3%) Potassium: 18mg (1%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 3IU Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 10mg (1%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been craving cinnamon rolls lately but they are so time consuming. This is the perfect simple recipe to satisfy my craving!

  2. 5 stars
    I can’t even believe how easy this recipe is! I am going to try to make heart shapes with them next time to send to school with my daughter. So delicious too!

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