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Cinnamon Twists

What you need:

18 frozen rolls (like Rhodes)

1/2 cup melted butter

Coffee cake sugar topping:

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup chopped nuts

2 tsp cinnamon


1 cup sifted powdered sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 TB+ milk - added slowly while beating

1 TB butter


  • let the rolls thaw until they can be stretched out slightly to twist or tie in a knot.
  • line the 9 x 13 pan with foil for easy cleanup.
  • dip bread twists (or knots) in melted butter
  • roll in cinnamon sugar topping
  • arrange in the pan
  • sprinkle remaining cinnamon and sugar on top

There isn't any real science as to how to arrange them.  I usually start around the edges and fill in the rest.  18 rolls is perfect for this recipe. 

Try the speed rise method to get the rolls raising in the oven:

  • put pan of rolls in the oven
  • turn on oven to 350 degrees AND set the timer for 1 minute
  • turn off the heat and leave rolls in the oven

Bake as directed on the roll package - or until they are golden brown.

After the rolls have almost cooled, drizzle with glaze.  It's not needed, but adds that little extra "mm..." factor.

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