Cinnamon Twists

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Cinnamon twists are made with just four ingredients. Light, flaky cinnamon sugar twists are great for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Serve with a side of frosting for a delicious treat.

If you enjoy cinnamon be sure to check out this easy cinnamon toast, oatmeal cinnamon cookies, and cinnamon fried apples.

Cinnamon puff pastry twists on a plate.


Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists are so easy to make!

Cinnamon twists with puff pastry are easy to make, maybe too easy. You guys, these things are amazing! All the flavor of a cinnamon roll twisted up into a buttery, flaky twist in under 15 minutes.

Using store bought puff pastry sheets makes these twists a cinch to put together. My kids love helping me spread on the cinnamon sugar mixture and twisting them up.

What are Cinnamon Twists made of?

  • Puff pastry – Can be found in the freezer section of the grocery store.
  • Butter – Use unsalted, sweet cream butter.
  • Sugar – Granulated white sugar is used.
  • Cinnamon – Ground cinnamon is used to dust the puff pastry.
  • Powdered sugar – This is used to make the icing.
  • Milk – Use your favorite milk to make the icing.
  • Vanilla extract – Add a little extra sweetness to the icing.

How to make Cinnamon Twists

  1. Thaw a sheet of puff pastry dough.
  2. Brush each side of the dough with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Make sure to lightly press the sugar mixture into the dough to make sure it sticks.
  4. Cut dough into 1-inch strips. Hint- Use a pizza cutter.
  5. Twist each strip and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until they have puffed up.
  7. Drizzle with frosting made up of powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. I personally like to use the frosting as a dip.
Cinnamon Twists on a baking sheet

How to store Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Twists

Store: Store leftover cinnamon twists in an airtight container. They are safe to leave at room temperature for 2-3 days or 3-4 days in the refrigerator. They can be reheated in the oven or microwave.

Freeze: Let the twists completely cool and then place on a baking pan in the freezer. Once they have frozen, place them in a freezer safe container or bag for up to 3 months.

Easy Cinnamon Twists on a plate

For a quick snack, dessert, or breakfast, these cinnamon twists are a home run. I highly recommend doubling this recipe because they will be eaten quickly!

Cinnamon Twists Puff Pastry dipped in icing

Cinnamon twist recipe FAQ’s

What are cinnamon twists?

They are dough rolled up into a twist shape and then coated in cinnamon and sugar and baked.

Is there milk in cinnamon twists?

This will depend on the puff pastry dough you are using. Typically store bought puff pastry does not contain milk.

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Cinnamon puff pastry twists on a plate.
4.79 from 23 votes

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists Recipe

By Heather
Cinnamon Twists – Only four ingredients to make these light and flaky cinnamon sugar twists.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 twists


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place parchment paper on baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. 
  • Brush one side of puff pastry with melted butter. Sprinkle all over with sugar mixture. Press the sugar into the puff pastry so it will stick. Flip over and repeat with the other side. 
  • Cut into 1-inch strips. I use a pizza cutter to make it easy. 
  • Twist each strip and lay on prepared baking sheet.  Make sure to leave 1-2 inch space in between each strip. 
  • Bake 12-15 minutes and then let cool.
  • For frosting, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until combined.
  • Drizzle frosting over twists or use to dip. 


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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