Cinnasticks Copycat (aka Cinnamon Sticks)

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. 

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.

Domino’s Cinna Sticks Copycat (Cinnamon Breadsticks)
Makes one large pizza, about 24 sticks


  • 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
  • Icing:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 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. (If the icing is too thick add a touch more milk)
  3. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir together well. Sprinkle the mixture over the warm dough. Drizzle with some of the prepared icing and place the rest of the icing in small bowls for dipping. Serve warm.

Source: Adapted/Inspired from Food.com, recipe by Jam Hands

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  1. You're killing me! I just found your blog yesterday with your cheese bread and now you've sweetened the deal with cinnasticks!! The way to my heart is through dough (: Keep 'em coming!!

  2. These look amazing! I love the garlic ones more, but these pics are luring me to the sweet side 🙂

  3. Dumb question, but pizza dough or would biscuit dough work? – The girl whose mother never her let her in the kitchen 🙂

  4. Hi Holly –

    You can, and I know a lot of people at food.com where I read the original recipe used melted butter. It isn't quite the same but it is still tasty.

  5. This looks awesome! My husband was going to make these the other day but we couldn't find a recipe. Thanks to Pinterest I saw this recipe and made my way over here. So when you say several cups of powdered sugar, how many are we talking here? Or an approximate of how many you used.

  6. So….i tried this tonight. A big fail….the icing with "several" (ended up using like one cup) powdered sugar ended up tasting like powdered sugar. In less i was doing something wrong…it didnt turn out will.

  7. I do not not know what the measure "several cups" means exactly. I made this tonight completely different than the directions and it was wonderful! The only part I did follow was the sugar/cinnamon ratio and I had a little bit leftover. For my icing, I used 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar and about 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted), 1 tsp. vanilla extract and enough milk to desired consistency (about 2tbsp).

    1. That should work fine. I like fresh pizza dough because I like the texture and flavor but dough from the tube works too.

  8. Do you buy fresh pizza dough at the grocery store? Or a pizza place? I have never seen it I don't think in the store. This looks great!

  9. You can buy unbaked pizza dough from a pizzeria. I know Papa John's will sell it to you. Trader Joe's sells it too.

    1. Thanks for the info Vicki! To everyone else asking, you have to ask around in your local area grocery stores and pizza places. I would try the smaller chain pizzerias first. Grocery stores also vary. I have also seen recipes for pizza dough using Rhodes rolls, which you buy frozen, and you can combine them into a ball of dough for pizzas.

  10. I'm making this now, i love your recipes, i love cooking new dishes!! baking n all!! thank you! 😉

  11. Also- Ali i got pizza dough from the super market, Pillsberry sells it rolled up in their tin containers next to their biscuits and cinnamon rolls, its titled "pizza dough" , i just finished this recipe, it tastes super delicious, thanks again!!

  12. I think this recipe is wonderful! My only adjustment for the future would be quantity. I used one container of Pillsbury pizza dough, which filled a standard cookie sheet. The amount of topping was about twice what the dough could handle, and the amount of icing was truly about 8 times what we needed. It may be that the type of prepared dough I used was much smaller than what the recipe called for. The taste was AMAZING though, and I will absolutely make this again.

  13. Very yummy. My husband loves cinnasticks.
    I used the pilsbury pizza dough and like the previous comment, only needed the tiniest amount of cinnamon sugar and icing. I just guessed while mixing and it came out fine.