Something Fun: Cinnamon Twists

A delicious treat for breakfast which I have made for years is cinnamon twists.  The last time I counted I have made over 9,000 of these.  My daughters loved them when they were young.  I would make them every Sabbath morning as a treat.  The original receipt came from Harrow Smith magazine.   Now make this smaller recipe which makes 8-9 twists.  If you want more you can double the recipe.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. yeast
  • 1 stick of butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to your taste.

Mix all dry ingredients.  Melt butter/margarine and mix in sour cream/yogurt first and then the egg and vanilla.  If needed add more flour to make a stiff dough. Refrigerate the dough for 4-48 hours.   Roll dough into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick.  Spread sugar mixture over the dough.  Fold over 1/3 of the rectangle and sugar the exposed unsugared  dough surface.  Fold the other 1/3 over the again and roll out into a rectangle again.  Sugar the entire dough surface again.  Cut into strips about 1 – 1 1/2 inches wide.  Roll the strip up at an angle making a trumpet looking pasty.  Put on greased baking sheet.  Bake at 375 degree for 15-20 minutes till golden brown.  Cool slightly.  Best if served warm.  Is very good with applesauce.