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Cinnamon Pastry Twists

Hi again everyone, I am Rosemary from An Italian in my kitchen. The summer went by so fast and now we head into my favourite time of the year, Autumn. I love everything about the fall, the cooler weather, the amazing fall colours, and all the wonderful baking and the smells that fill the house. And these Cinnamon pastry twists certainly bring that wonderful cinnamon scent into our home.

Cinnamon Pastry Twists

Cinnamon Pastry Twists

This recipe brings back so many memories. My grandmother used to make these for her kids when she made her homemade pies and she had left over pie pastry and then, of course, my mother would make these for me, my sisters and my Dad and now I make them for my family and friends, although sometimes I have to admit I omit the pie and just do twists. They are a big hit with my Italian friends and family. They are so easy and so yummy, they go perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea, but are also great on their own. One thing for sure you can’t stop at just one.!! Enjoy!


Cinnamon Pastry Twists


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold firm butter
  • 5-6 tablespoons cold water


  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons fine sugar


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar, set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl with a fork lightly mix flour and salt, with a pastry blender cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time and mix lightly with a fork after each addition, until the pastry comes together. Shape into a ball with your hands and then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge and knead softly a few times to soften the dough. Roll dough about a 1/4 inch in thickness, cut into strips, twist the strip a couple of times, place on an ungreased cookie sheet, sprinkle with topping and bake in a pre-heated 180 degree oven for approximately 12-15 minutes. Let cool on cookie rack. Enjoy!




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4 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Amanda says:
    September 13, 2014

    I shall be making these tomorrow, thanks for sharing

  2. avatar
    September 16, 2014

    Omg! These look absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I’ll have to try making these sometime!!!


  3. avatar
    Angela says:
    September 19, 2014

    These look delicious but i wouldn’t expect anything less! thanks for linking up again to DIY Inspired. 🙂

  4. avatar
    September 19, 2014

    oh i remember these pastry twists too from when I was young! Brings back some happy memories 🙂

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