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Giant Cinnamon Twists

Giant cinnamon filled twisted knot rolls. Covered with a sugary glaze and icing drizzle

Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon rolls, Cinnamon twists, Giant Cinnamon twists
Prep Time 53 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 24 Twists
Calories 267 kcal
Author Janet Barton


Roll Dough

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 5-6 cups flour

Sugar Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Clear Glaze

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Icing Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Roll Dough

  1. In the large bowl (6-quart) of a mixer, beat eggs, sugar, and salt.  In a medium-size saucepan melt butter.  Add the milk and heat until the milk is lightly warmed about 110 degrees.  Remove from the heat and pour into the egg mixture.  Mix until combined.  Sprinkle yeast over milk mixture and let stand for about 2 minutes to soften the yeast.  Whisk into the milk mixture.  Add 6 cups of flour and beat until dough is smooth.  Add remaining flour 1 cup at a time until dough is smooth and slightly sticky or until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl while mixing.  Place the dough in a very large bowl that has been lightly oiled.  Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise until doubled in size.  About 45-60 minutes.
  2. Gently remove the dough from the bowl. Let rest a few minutes.  Roll the dough into a 24 x 13-inch rectangle.  Spread the lower half of the dough with butter and sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon mixture.  Fold down the upper half of the dough over the cinnamon sugar.  Cut into 1-inch strips.  Twist each strip of dough then tie in a knot.  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.  Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and brush with the clear glaze.  When the rolls have cooled drizzle with sugar glaze using a fork.

Cinnamon sugar filling

  1. Melt butter then set aside. In a small bowl stir the cinnamon and sugar together. Set aside until ready to use.

Clear Glaze

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before brushing on baked twists.

Icing Glaze

  1. Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a medium-size bowl. Mix well. The glaze should drizzle from the spoon or whisk.

Nutrition Facts
Giant Cinnamon Twists
Amount Per Serving (1 Twist)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 289IU6%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.