I must be suffering from a gluten deficiency today, because these homemade Cinnasticks are calling out my name! Although I eat gluten-free 98% of the time because of my son’s Celiacs, once in a while I am seized by an uncontrollable craving for something doughy, yeasty, and gluten-FILLED! Add to that one of my favorite flavor combinations on earth (cinnamon and sugar,) and then add to THAT some gooey powdered sugar icing… and well, I surrender!
And not only are these doughy pastry sticks warm, cinnamon-y, and satisfying, but they’re also surprisingly easy to make! They make a great dessert after “make-your-own pizza” nights, since you can just pick up some extra pizza dough, but they’re also a great, simple dessert for any other night, too!
Prepared pizza dough, rolled out into a square or circle
2 tsp cinnamon (more if you are a cinnamon fan)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
Small splash of milk
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using a perforated roller or a pizza cutter, cut your prepared dough into strips.
Brush the dough with the flavored oil.
Bake for about 15 minutes until cooked through, keeping a close eye on it so it doesn’t get overdone, then remove it from the oven.
While the dough is baking, prepare the icing by combining the icing ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Finally, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir together well. Sprinkle the mixture over the warm dough, and drizzle with the prepared icing. Serve warm.
I must go see about smuggling some more pizza dough into the house… someone create a distraction! :-)
What’s your favorite thing to make using a prepared dough?