Cinnamon Sugar Knots:
1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
2 tablespoon instant yeast*
2 tablespoons honey**
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3-3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
Butter and Sugar:
1/4 cup butter , melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3 tablespoons milk
- In a small saucepan, melt butter.
- When butter is mostly melted, stir in milk, and heat mixture to 100-110 F.
- Meanwhile, add yeast and honey to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl if mixing by hand).
- When milk mixture is at temperature, add to yeast and honey; stir to combine.
- Add salt and egg, and stir until combined.
- Stir in 2 ½ cups of flour.
- Add remaining flour until dough clings to paddle and cleans the sides of the bowl.
- Switch to the dough hook, and knead for 2 minutes (or by hand for about 5 minutes).
- While dough it kneading, stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon in a wide, shallow dish.
- Divide dough into 12 pieces.
- Roll piece of dough into rope 8 inches long.
- Dip in butter, and then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Tie dough into knots, and place dough on prepared baking sheet. If you'd like a how-to on shaping the knots, check out the video just above the recipe.
- Repeat process with remaining dough.
- Cover, and let dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 Line a 9x13-inch rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking liner. Set aside.
- Bake for about 9-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
- While the knots are baking, prepare the icing.
- Stir together melted butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
- Add 1 tablespoon milk, and stir in. Continue adding milk until icing reaches desired consistency. I use about 1 1/2-2 tablespoons for a thicker icing.
- Remove knots from oven, and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Drizzle icing over knots, and serve warm.
*If you would prefer to use active dry yeast, substitute an equal amount for the instant yeast. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy. Then, continue with the recipe as written.
**The honey is slightly detectable in the finished knots. If you would prefer not to have any honey flavor, substitute 1/4 cup granulated sugar for the honey.
***I've tried forming a knot and then dipping in butter and sugar. The knots didn't work nearly as well that way.
Original Recipes: 30 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Knots @ ihearteating.com