Cinnamon Roll Breadtwists

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A delicious breadtwist that is ooey and gooey like a cinnamon roll with a cream cheese glaze on top!

Cinnamon roll bread twists on a plate stacked on top of each other.
I shared my favorite dough recipe the other day. I use it all of the time because it always turns our fantastic. One of my boys favorite things is homemade pizza and breadtwists. They are too die for. One of my favorites too!

So the thought came to me to turn it into a dessert. A cinnamon roll turned into a breadtwist dessert. Oh my goodness. I am shocked that there were any to even take pictures of. My boys said these were the best things I have ever made and declared that “I am the best cook ever!” But seriously how can they not be? Soft and delicious and ooey gooey like a cinnamon roll. But of course my favorite part. The cream cheese glaze on the top. I have to agree with my boys on this one. One of the best things that I have made and I am already dreaming of making them again. Maybe I will make them for breakfast. 🙂

Cinnamon Roll Breadtwists

5 from 1 vote
A delicious breadtwist that is ooey and gooey like a cinnamon roll with a cream cheese glaze on top!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 Breadtwists


Dough Ingredients:

  • cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • cups flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

  • 5 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 3 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes. I used my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great!
  • Roll out the dough in a large square on a floured surface. Brush the dough with the melted butter. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle on top of the melted butter.
  • Fold the dough in half. Cut the dough into one inch strips. A pizza cutter worked great for me!
  • Twist the one inch strips of dough and place on a cookie sheet. Let that sit for another 10-15 minutes to raise.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. My oven took about 17 minutes for these to be lightly brown.
  • To make the cream cheese glaze, combine softened cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix until combined and smooth. Drizzle on top of the breadtwists.


Serves: 8

Calories471kcal (24%)Carbohydrates71g (24%)Protein8g (16%)Fat18g (28%)Saturated Fat11g (55%)Cholesterol48mg (16%)Sodium444mg (19%)Potassium106mg (3%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar27g (30%)Vitamin A567IU (11%)Calcium40mg (4%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll breadtwists, cinnamon roll recipes
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. These are very good. Because I only had whipping cream and not half-and-half, the frosting took a little more liquid and was thicker/creamier. That’s NOT a bad thing. Also, my square was about 16″, and after I cut my strips, I folded them again before twisting. That way, I was able to get more on the cookie sheet at-a-time. Very yummy!

  2. I would like to know if I can make these ahead of time?? Will they get soggy if i make them one day ahead of time??

  3. Seriously, how are you so thin? I am gaining just looking at the recipes. You should also include the exercises to burn the calories. Kidding, but love all these recipes not sure which to try first.

  4. Did you use Rapid Rise yeast? If not, did I read correctly that the dough only needs to rise for 10 minutes the first time and then 10-15 minutes the second time? They look delicious, and I cannot wait to try them for brunch.

    1. Powdered Sugar or confectioners sugar. And half and half is by the milk and it is half heavy cream and half milk. If you wanted to just use milk you could as well. 🙂

  5. G’morning. What size should the dough square be, once you’ve rolled it out? Just an estimate for best results would be helpful. Thanks.

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