Cinnamon Twists

Before I had my daughter, I worked in a French bakery.  The chef/owner made many delicious pastries from puff pastry and one of my favorites was his cinnamon twists.  Here’s an easy (and time-saving) way to make these at home, using store-bought puff pastry.  If you like, a simple glaze would go nicely on top.  Now…all I need is my cup of coffee!

Cinnamon Twists

Makes about 30 twists

Ingredients:

2 sheets puff pastry (I use Pepperidge Farm brand)
cooking spray or melted butter
1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
2 Tbsp cinnamon
powdered sugar (optional)

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Sprinkle a clean surface with a little bit of sugar.  Unfold dough and roll out each sheet slightly to flatten.  Lay first sheet on the surface and put the other sheet aside.  Spray dough lightly with cooking spray (or brush with melted butter). Sprinkle all over with 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.  Place second sheet on top and sprinkle with little bit more sugar.  Cut dough in half crosswise.  Cut 1/2 inch strips lengthwise.  Twist strips several times and place on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.  Allow to cool completely.  Dust with powdered sugar, if desired, before serving.

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