Cinnamon Sugar Candy Cane Bread Twists
Buttery cinnamon and sugar-coated breadsticks drizzled with vanilla glaze! The perfect easy holiday treat!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 1 batch homemade (or store-bought) pizza dough
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- milk, as needed
- optional: red food coloring
Preheat oven to 400 and lightly grease a large baking sheet.
Roll pizza dough into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Use a pizza cutter to slice into 1/2 inch strips going from one long side of the rectangle to the other side of the rectangle. (Depending on how many bread twists you want and how big you would like them to be, you can cut each strip in half to make more, smaller candy canes.)
Place melted butter in a small bowl. Stir together cinnamon and sugar in another bowl.
Twist two strips of pizza dough around each other to form a long twist and pinch the ends together. Dredge in the melted butter, being sure to turn to coat as much as possible, then toss in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Lay out on prepared baking sheet and curve one of the ends down so that it makes the shape of a candy cane or hook.
Repeat process with remaining dough strips. Bake for 10-12 minute or until golden.
Stir together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk (use 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until mixture can be drizzled). Drizzle glaze over bread twists. (Optional: divide the glaze between two bowls and mix a drop or two of red food coloring into one of the bowls for the pink and white striped look you see in the pictures.) Serve warm.