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Baking rack with cinnamon twists and a powdered sugar icing on them on white background
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Cinnamon Twists

Made with store bought or homemade pizza dough these are stuffed with a cinnamon sugar mixture and drizzled with icing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Julie Evink



  • 13.8 oz pizza crust refrigerated


  • 4 Tbsp. butter melted, divided
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Unroll the pizza dough, cut into four even squares and place on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with 3 Tbsp melted butter.
  • Combine the sugar & cinnamon in a small bowl, reserve 1 Tbsp for topping at the end. Sprinkle the rest of the mixture over the two squares of buttered pizza dough. Top with the two non-buttered squares of dough. Press edges together.
  • Cut each square into 6 strips and brush with the remaining 1 Tbsp of butter. Twist each strip a few times and place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle reserved cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  • Place baking sheet in preheated oven at 375 degrees F. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While twists are combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm twists and serve.


  • You can use homemade pizza dough. My recipe makes enough for two pizzas so make sure you only use half of it. 
  • You can also use some fun add-ins to spice things up like:
    • Chopped Nuts
    • Mini Chocolate Chips
I think these are best warm from the oven, but if you have leftovers here’s some tips.
Always store in an air tight container.
    • Counter – They will be good for 1-2 days.
    • Fridge – They will last up to 7 days.
    • Freezer – We recommended placing them on a sheet pan and placing in the freezer until froze then transferring to an airtight container also known as “flash freezing”. They will be good for 2-3 months.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.7mg