Butter and cinnamon sugar wrapped up in Pillsbury crescent roll dough, twisted, and baked to crispy perfection! Every time we make these quick and easy Cinnamon Twists, they disappear in minutes!!
These little treats are filled with so much cinnamon-y goodness, they’re impossible to resist! If you think these are good, you’ll really like Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls or these Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups!!
kids love these!
Mine do!! I admit it gets a little annoying, but we finally set up some snack bins in the pantry that the kids know they are always allowed to have if they just ask. Mind you, we do have some rules but the kids know they get a “snack” in between breakfast and lunch as well as between lunch and dinner.
Even though we have these snacks, Lily and I often like to make a few “treats” for the family to enjoy throughout the day. One of those treats is a recipe we found a few years ago for Cinnamon Crescent Twists. It’s a super simple treat that takes minutes to throw together and is one the kids LOVE!
I mean, what’s not to love about sugar, cinnamon, and butter wrapped up in Crescent roll dough, right?!
The kids also like to get in the kitchen and help make these, especially the twisting part. They really are so simple, they’re hard NOT to love.
only 4 ingredients!
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of recipes with less than 5 ingredients! I AM! And if you’re anything like me, I’m sure you are too. Lucky for us, this recipe only requires FOUR ingredients!!
- Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough
And the instructions are just as simple.
DOUGH. All you do is unroll your crescent roll dough and separate it into 4 rectangles, pressing the triangles together to form the rectangles.
FILLING. Spread the melted butter onto 2 of the rectangles and sprinkle a little less than half the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. Take the two non-buttered rectangles and put those on top of your buttered rectangles, pressing the edges together.
CUT & TWIST. Cut both rectangles into 6 strips and top with any reserve melted butter. Twist each strip a few times and spread onto cookie sheet, top with remaining cinnamon and sugar.
BAKE. Put in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 375° F.
Variations and storing:
Variations: Add chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips to the inside. Drizzle over or dip into powdered sugar glaze, caramel or chocolate sauce, cream cheese spread, nutella, or fruit pie filling.
How to store leftover cinnamon twists: Place left over twists in an airtight container.
- Counter: 1-2 days
- Fridge: 5-7 days
- Freezer: 2-3 months (Flash freeze before placing in the storage container.)
We usually have to double this recipe so there’s enough to go around, because these disappear in MINUTES! I don’t even mind though, because this dessert uses so few ingredients and takes hardly any time to put together! You might find yourself making these fairly often. 😉
And for more cinnamon goodness, check out:
- Cinnamon Roll Bites
- Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
- Spudnut Cinnamon Rolls
- Monkey Bread Muffins
- Cinnamon Roll Cookies
- Cinnamon Bread
Cinnamon Twists Recipe
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Unroll your crescent dough and lay down as 4 rectangles on a greased cookie sheet making sure you press the triangles together to form the rectangles.
- Mix together your sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
- Spread melted butter onto 2 of the rectangles and sprinkle a little less than half the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of the melted butter.
- Take the two non-buttered rectangles and put those on top of your buttered and cinnamon/sugar rectangles. Press edges together.
- Cut both rectangles into 6 strips and top with any reserve melted butter. Twist each strip a few times and spread onto cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes.