I hope you are ready for an easy, tasty treat today. I made these Cinnasticks when I made the Cheesy Garlic Sticks and both were very well received. I think it is kinda fun to make these things at home instead of relying on delivery, but that is just me.
Most cinnamon stick recipes have you add the cinnamon sugar mixture to the dough and then bake it. In the past I had tried this, and while it was good, it made the topping a little crunchy and weird. This time around, inspired by a comment from a former Domino's employee on a recipe I saw on Food.com, I made my cinnamon sticks according to what the reviewer instructed.
Instead of adding the topping and baking, I brushed the dough with butter flavored oil, baked it, and after it came out of the oven warm I sprinkled it with a cinnamon sugar mixture, then followed up with the icing. Ready for the recipe?
The icing recipe is more of a throw it together and adjust as necessary. The original recipe called for an entire box of powdered sugar which seemed like way too much icing for just one pizza, so I scaled it back.
Cinnasticks Copycat (aka Cinnamon Sticks)
Makes one pizza
prepared (not baked) pizza dough, rolled out into a square or circle
buttered flavored oil (I used a kind meant for popcorn and it worked great)
2 tsp. cinnamon (more if you are a cinnamon fan)
1/2 c. sugar
3 cups powdered sugar
small splash of milk (1 - 2 tablespoons)
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350-f degrees.
2. Using a perforated roller (preferably) or a pizza cutter, cut the 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 over bake. Remove from oven. While the dough is baking, prepare the icing by combining the icing ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
3. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir together well. Sprinkle the mixture over the warm dough. Drizzle with the prepared icing. Serve warm.
Source: Adapted/Inspired from Food.com, recipe by Jam Hands