Cinnamon puff pastry twists on a wooden board
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5 from 5 votes

Cinnamon Twists

hese homemade Cinnamon Twists are really easy to make and taste delicious! Flaky pastry and sweet cinnamon sugar - what's not to love! You can customize them by adding raisins or even dried cranberries for the holidays.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts



  • 13 oz (375g) sheet of puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter melted (divided), or vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp powdered icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350F / 175C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Allow the pastry to thaw slightly, then unroll, but leave it on its baking paper.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Stir the vanilla into the melted butter, then brush half of it over the pastry.
  • Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
  • Evenly sprinkle with the dried cranberries over half of the pastry.
  • Fold the dough in half and press down gently.
  • Cut strips about 1" wide along the shorter size. Twist each strip, then place onto the baking sheet. Brush with the remaining melted butter.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • If desired, sift the icing sugar over the cooled cinnamon twists.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg