Cinnamon Crunch Knots
Recipe type: Dessert
  • -Bread-
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1⅛ teaspoon yeast
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup melted butter (1/2 stick) I used salted
  • -Coating for Rolling-
  • ¼ cup sugar + 2 Tablespoons
  • ¼ cup brown sugar + 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoon melted butter
  1. Use your favorite bread making method (bread machine, stand mixer w/ dough hook, or by hand). If making by hand: Add yeast, water, then the rest of the dough ingredients to a large bowl & begin stirring with a wooden spoon. Once a dough ball has formed move the dough to a well floured surface.
  2. Knead dough for 10 minutes until it is smooth & elastic like.
  3. Move back to the bowl & cover with a clean cloth.
  4. Let rise 1 hour or until double in size
  5. Prepare the coating by mixing the sugar, brown sugar, & cinnamon together in small bowl, set aside.
  6. After 1 hour rise, Punch dough down. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. (I use a rolling pin). Roll to form a 11"x17" rectangle.
  7. Melt the 2 Tablespoons of butter in a bowl. Brush top of dough with butter lightly.
  8. Sprinkle with ½ cup of the cinnamon and sugar mix.
  9. Fold the dough in half width wise, then press down gently. Cut into 1-1½" strips width wise so you start cutting at the seam where the dough is folded (I used a pizza cutter).
  10. Take the strips of dough one at a time, holding both ends twist it several times. Take the twisted strip of dough & tie a knot, take the end of it & tuck it under. (See photos above).
  11. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Space them out about 2 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  12. With the remaining ¼ cup cinnamon/sugar mix, mix in the leftover melted butter you used to brush the top.
  13. Then gently pat a spoonful of cinnamon/sugar/butter mixture on to top of knots. (If you don't have enough butter or cinnamon/sugar mix you can make some more with 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoon brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon).
  14. Let rise 30 minutes.
  15. Preheat oven to 350 F. degrees.
  16. Bake 15-17 min. or until the edges are turning golden brown & the bottoms.