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Try These: Easy Cinnamon Twist Puffs

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This recipe, adapted from the Food Network, pairs my favorite indulgent items: flaky dough, cinnamon and sugar, and butter. It's like having an elephant ear from the county fair, but super simple to do from home. These were a crowd-pleaser at a family dinner last night.

 

Easy Cinnamon Twist Puffs

Prep Time: 45 min. Cook Time: 20 min.
 

Ingredients

  • One sheet frozen puff pastry
  • Approximately 2tbsp butter
  • Cinnamon and sugar mixed, amount as desired
  • Powdered Sugar for garnish

Tools

  • Pastry brush
  • Pizza cutter
  • Baking sheet
  • Cutting board
  • Parchment paper

Directions

  1. Allow frozen puff pastry sheet to thaw on kitchen counter according to directions, about 40 minutes. Leave the frozen puff pastry folded until it has thawed, then carefully unfold.
     
  2. Once thawed, set oven to 400 degrees and place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
     
  3. Unfold thawed puff pastry onto the cutting board. Using pastry brush, sweep butter across the surface of the pastry until even.
     
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mix over the buttered pastry sheet as desired. Using the pizza cutter, cut pastry vertically in half, then cut horizontally every inch or so to create strips. For longer puffs, skip cutting down the middle and just cut into long strips.
     
  5. Carefully twist strips 1-2 times, then arrange on the parchment-covered baking sheet.
     
  6. Bake for 20 minutes in 400 degree oven.
     
  7. When done, arrange on a platter and dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

 

Try serving with an array of dipping sauces. We ate these plain, but they would be delicious with a chocolate sauce to dip or drizzle over the top, or even Nutella. The sky's the limit with these morsels of heaven!

Substitutions

This dessert could easily be made with Splenda sugar or another substitute to be mixed with the cinnamon. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray could be used in place of the melted butter.

 

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