Cinnamon Sugar Knots

One day last week I wanted to make a treat for “the boys,” something I haven’t made in a while.  I was going to make some kind of baked donuts but the thought of the house smelling of cinnamon baking into something in the oven was too much temptation.  To me there is nothing like the smell of cinnamon!  I made these Cinnamon Sugar Knots for them and they loved them!  Chris even hid his at work because the guys he works with like to raid his lunch box to see what treats he has lol!



Here are the ingredients I used to make the Cinnamon Sugar Knots.


I started by pouring the milk into a large measuring cup and microwaving it on high heat for about a minute or so and then added the butter/ margarine, stirring until the butter melted.


I poured the milk/butter mixture into the bowl of my stand mixer and added the yeast, honey, salt, egg and 2 cups of the flour, whisking it together.




I added the remaining flour and using the dough hook attachment, mixed it in, adding additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time until it formed a smooth, elastic dough. Knead dough for about 7 minutes.



I let the dough “rest” for about 15 minutes before separating it into 12 pieces and rolling the pieces into logs, about 6 inches long.



In a small bowl I mixed together the cinnamon and sugar and in another, bigger bowl, I melted the second amount of butter/margarine.


I coated each log with the melted butter and then rolled it in the cinnamon mixture before tying each log into a knot.




I repeated this process with all 12 logs, placing them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet as I went.

I preheated the oven to 400 degrees and let the knots rise for about 30 – 45 minutes.


I baked the knots for about 25 minutes, until they were browned and done before taking them from the oven to cool.


While they were cooling, I whisked together the icing sugar, vanilla, melted butter/margarine and milk until smooth to make the icing.


I drizzled the icing over the still slightly warm cinnamon sugar knots and called Chris and Dillon to the kitchen to enjoy some while they were still warm.  Chris’ favourite part was the slightly burned sugar on the bottom lol!




Cinnamon Sugar Knots

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Rising Time: 30 – 45 minutes  Baking Time: 25 – 20 minutes  Servings: 12 knots


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter/margarine
  • 2 tbsp. yeast
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1/4 cup butter/margarine, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. butter/margarine, melted
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. milk


  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Pour milk into large measuring cup, microwave on high heat for one minute.
  3. Add first amount of butter/margarine to warm milk and stir until melted.
  4. Pour milk/butter mixture into bowl of stand mixer and add yeast, salt, egg, honey and 2 cups of flour.
  5. Whisk ingredients until it becomes a well blended paste.
  6. Using dough hook attachment, add remaining flour and mix until a smooth dough forms.
  7. Knead dough for about 7 minutes.
  8. Allow dough to rest for 15 minutes before separating into 12 pieces.
  9. Roll each piece into a 6 inch log.
  10. In a small bowl, mix together white sugar and cinnamon.
  11. Melt second amount of butter/margarine and coat each roll in it.
  12. Once coated in butter/margarine, roll dough logs in cinnamon sugar mix until evenly coated.
  13. Tie each log into a knot and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  14. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and allow knots to rise for 30 – 45 minutes.
  15. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes, until browned and fully cooked.  The sugar will be starting to burn a bit on the bottom.
  16. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  17. In large bowl/measuring cup, whisk together icing sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk until smooth to make icing.
  18. Drizzle icing over knots and enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Cinnamon Sugar Knots

    • You are very welcome! I know that back in the day when I couldn’t make bread to save my life I would have loved a picture showing me what the bread dough should look like instead of the awful mess mine was lol!
      I love the canisters too… when I saw them at a second hand store I just had to get them. I like the vintage look they have! 😊

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