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Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon twists are similar to cinnamon rolls, made with yeast and a cinnamon and pecan filling.

Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

  • 1/2 cup milk, scalded, cooled to lukewarm
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 packages active dry yeast, dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
Cinnamon Mixture
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


In a large mixing bowl mix milk, butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add yeast mixture and half of the flour. Cover and let rest 15 minutes. Add remaining flour and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about an hour. The dough will be very soft.

In a shallow bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Drop dough by large spoonfuls into the cinnamon mixture, rolling each piece until about 7 or 8 inches long. Twist into desired shapes and place on well-greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 375°. Baked cinnamon twists may be frozen.

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