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Cinnamon Knots

I love anything with cinnamon and these knots didn't disappoint. Warm from the oven they are a delicious treat with a cup of coffee. If you desire you can use your favorite sweet yeast dough for these knots. At the end if there is any sugar/cinnamon mixture left over you can save it for cinnamon toast.
This recipe is from Taste of Home magazine, I made a few changes.
I love the many various ways of using cinnamon bun dough. What do you make with your sweet yeast dough?
  • Dough:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 4 1/2 - 5 cups of flour
  • Topping: 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  1. Scald milk, whisk in 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, and salt. Add eggs slowly whisking the whole time.
  2. Add yeast and 4 cups of flour, mixing thoroughly. Continue adding flour as needed and knead for 5 minutes until dough feels soft, smooth, and elastic. It's okay if the dough is slightly sticky, it's better for the dough to be slightly sticky than using too much flour.
  3. Cover bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Divide dough into 3 even portions, Shape each portion into 12 balls. Work with one portion at a time.
  5. Roll each ball into an 8" rope. Combine sugar and cinnamon from the Topping ingredients.
  6. Dip each rope into melted butter, then coat with sugar/cinnamon mixture and tie into a knot, tuck and pinch ends under and place on parchment lined pans. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  8. Bake in a 375ยบ oven for 12 minutes.
  9. Cool slightly then drizzle with icing glaze or serve plain. Either way they are delicious.
  10. Yield: 3 dozen knots


  1. Oh Ellen, how I wish I had one of these amazing rolls right now with my coffee. They look so yummy. Happy Saturday to you.

    1. Thank you Linda, This is actually Betty's Post and her rolls. I'd love one with my coffee, too.

  2. I think I can smell them! Yumminess!

  3. They look like they would be fun for children to make.

    I make two cake pans of rolls with my dough recipe...I roll the dough out to a large rectangle and top with soft butter and cinnamon-sugar. Then roll up and slice. Half I put in pan as is. When these are done they get topped with a powder sugar frosting. The other half go in a pan that has pecan halves, maple syrup and brown sugar in it already. After these are baked they are turned out upside down onto a plate, so sticky pecan topping is on top. The family likes both so I do it that way most of the time.

  4. Oooo those look fabulous! Please pass me one or two!


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