Monday, May 6, 2013

Cinnamon Twists

This delicious, dainty treat is perfect for breakfast or with tea and today I'm having green tea.    This recipe is easy to prepare and would be perfect for kids to help with.  In fact I haven't made these in years, but after making them,  one of our sons said that "these are amazing", and my hubby said, "these are so good"!  You know,  I can make something completely from scratch and the simplest things get the raves!!   Here's the recipe:

1/4 cup brown sugar
2T. butter, softened
1 t. cinnamon
1 (8-oz) can crescent rolls


3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T. butter
1-2 T. hot water

In a small bowl, combine first 3 ingredients.

Separate crescent rolls into 4 rectangles, firmly press perforations to seal.

Spread rectangles with sugar mixture. Top with remaining 2 rectangles. Cut each rectangles into 8 strips. Twist each strip several times and flatten on a greased cookie sheet, or onto parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.  Remove immediately onto wax paper.

Mix together ingredients for the glaze. Glaze while twists are warm.

Makes 16 twists.

Here's my little gnome garden.  I wanted a fairy garden, but haven't found a tiny fairy yet.  In it are some blue pebbles from the $ Tree spilling out of a little blue bowl that my Mom sent me.  The birdhouse is perched in the back with an iron bench on the right with a bird bath with the frog.  I keep it outside on my patio, but the day was windy and chilly, so tea was inside!
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  1. Oh yum that sounds so good right now!

    You need to share this with Smiling Sally's blog called BLUE MONDAY too, Kitty!

    Your china is gorgeous!!!!

    Have a fabulous week my dear!! Hugs.

  2. Those look so good and easy too! Have a great week.

  3. What could be better than a cinnamon twist on a blue plate?

    Blue Virgin

  4. You are so clever! What a yummy idea for crescent rolls. I have some in the refrigerator so maybe I will make them tomorrow for a tasty breakfast treat :) Your little garden is too sweet! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Hugs to you!

  5. What a great arrangement with the little gnome. I love the rolls - pass them around!

  6. Your post reminds me of BJ at SweetNothings. She like red and black and always has a yummy displayed. I gain weight by reading posts like these! I like your blue; thanks for sharing.

    Happy 1st Blue Monday, Kitty.

  7. Simply beautiful. Happy Blue Monday. I played too. Mine are here and here.

  8. I love cinnamon twists and your little gnome garden is wonderful!

  9. Kitty, bless you for keeping up with all these parties. I'm plum tuckered out. I've yet to post my giveaway, only 2 months after the fact. My bad :/ These look delish, and easy, it is mind blowing what a can of crescent rolls can do! xo

  10. Sweet :) and creative post. Great shot :)

  11. What an adorable blog and I love that gnome garden. Very very clever and cute.
    Happy Monday!Would love to follow but I the button wasn't coming up for me.

  12. Kitty - I would love to live closer to you, but I guess that I really need to be happy that I do not! Boy, after the Danish recipe and this one, I would have to roll to your house - lol!! However - yummy!! I want to try this one, too. Love that adorable gnome - such a cute little vignette!!

  13. Sounds like a great snack Kitty! I love the beautiful color of your china too-very dainty and pretty:@)

  14. These look really good and I like that they are easy to make for a snack. I will be saving this, Thanks.


  15. Oh, the cinnamon twists look so=ooo good, but I absolutely LOVE your sweet little Gnome Garden!!!

  16. Mmm, cinnamon twists with tea. My mother used to make what she called cinnamon rolls with pie pastry - similar to this method and I loved them.
    Your little gnome garden is sweet. I have made a couple of fairy gardens outside but I've yet to find the tiny furniture. I like the whimsy of these little people in the garden.

  17. Oh yes please...I'll have at least 4 with my cuppa tea. =) I love anything with crescent rolls...dressing them up with butter and cinnamon is a royal treat as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's different from any other I've tried. Pinning!!

  18. Ohh I would jump out of bed for this in the morning - delicious!
    Mary x

  19. Oh, wow! I'll try these with coffee in the morning. Love cinnamon...and crescent rolls.


  20. Good morning Kitty,
    Your little gnome garden is so cute and I love the wee frog in the bird bath! Your cinnamon twists look wonderful! I used to make them with bread dough when I made bread back in those early days, but this is so much easier. My boys are coming home in June and this would be an easy and quick treat for them. Pretty teacup trio too. Would those be another hand painted set by your Aunt Kitty? Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Have a happy day.


  21. The gnome garden looks so cute and the cinnamon twists very delicious !!
    Have a great day.

  22. I could use a cinnamon twist right about now as a pick me up. Great tablescape. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  23. The cinnamon twists look yummy! Have a great week!

  24. Hi Kitty, those look so good...and me on a diet! I'm dying to bake something and have been seeing the best recipes lately. You know how it is. Oh well, I'll save this recipe for after the 10lbs are gone. Have a lovely day. :)

  25. Thank you for the cinnamon twist recipe. They look delicious! And I love your gnome garden. Just cute as a bugs ear!

    Gracious Hospitality

  26. I actually buy these in the bakery. I am wondering why. Yours look better and with crescent rolls, these are surely doable.

  27. Hi Kitty,
    yum yum, that looks inviting. Cute tea time with lovely china and yummy treats. Thank you for sharing the pretty vignette and the recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  28. Your gnome garden is ADORABLE, Kitty! You might find a fairy you like at fairygardenstore(dot)com. I found some items there. Your crescents look fantastic all dressed up! Love your handpainted floral plate as well.
    xo Beth

  29. Visiting from The Dedicated House-
    What a darling little gnome garden you have!! I have my two granddaughters this weekend-you have inspired me to make these crescent breakfast treats and mini gnome gardens!
    Thanks so much-

  30. Kitty, your gnome garden is so cute. I bought a few gnomes last year, but haven't pulled them out this year. The cinnamon twists sound and look yummy. I have some crescent rolls int the fridge. May have to try these tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  31. I wish I had that Cinnamon Twist to go with my morning coffee, that I am having right now. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  32. OOOH...these look scrumptious! And again, I love the vignette you put together to show off these beauties!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!!! =D

  33. Hi Kitty! You will be one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see you again at the blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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