Cinnamon roll lovers unite!
And people who love to eat cinnamon rolls, but hate how long they take to make- this recipe is for you.
All you need is some bread dough (I used refrigerated pizza dough), cover it with a delicious cinnamon-y mixture, twist it up, and ta-da! Cinnamon roll twists in a flash.
I drizzled them with frosting, just to sweeten the deal even more, and my kids (and husband) gobbled them up in a matter of seconds. They are the perfect snack or dessert or even breakfast food.
1 (13.8 oz) tube refrigerated pizza dough (or your favorite homemade pizza dough - I used Pillsbury brand)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar (more or less, depending on how thick you want your frosting)
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray (or use parchment paper or a silpat liner ).
Roll out your pizza dough on a lightly floured surface (or just push it out with your fingers).
In a small bowl, mix together sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Brush melted butter over the entire surface of the dough and sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture evenly on top.
Fold the dough in half (long ways or as my kids would say: like a hot dog bun). Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut dough into 12 skinny strips (about 1" thick). Take each strip, and while holding the ends, twist around once or twice and place on the cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough strips.
Cook for 11-12 minutes (or until they are slightly golden).
While the twists are baking, mix together the frosting ingredients. You can either drizzle the frosting over the hot twists or wait until they cool down. My kids also like to use the frosting as a dip.