I've been browsing the McCormick Look Book lately, which is like a Pinterest-style recipe board using all of their various spices. Recipe-browsing is a dangerous habit for a pregnant woman to be getting into, as I start craving everything and have zero energy to actually go get the ingredients and cook it! Fortunately, a lot of their recipes are pretty easy and I'm good at adapting them based on ingredients I have on hand. I came up with these cinnamon puff pastry twists after drawing inspiration from McCormick's cinnamon breadsticks.
Cinnamon Puff Pastry Twists
1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
1 Tbsp water
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
Mix the cinnamon and sugar together.
Beat the egg together with the water.
Cut the puff pastry sheet into long strips approximately 1/2 inch wide. I find it's easiest to do this with a pizza cutter.
Twist each puff pastry strip, laying them on a greased baking sheet and pressing the ends down so they don't untwist as they cook.
Brush the puff pastry twists with the egg wash.
Sprinkle the puff pastry twists heavily with the cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Let cool five minutes on a wire rack.
These bake into a firm stick, so you can actually place them upright in a glass or have them sticking out of a candy bowl at a party. Good for a change from the ordinary cookie! And if you're looking for something more savory than sweet, you can easily dust these with parmesan cheese, sea salt, italian seasonings and garlic…be creative!
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