Cinnamon Spirit Stick Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls are a great recipe for weekend mornings and special occasions. But did you know that you can make these delicious treats in other shapes than a roll? Here are the ingredients that you will need to make this recipe:

Spirit Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups flour + 2 Tablespoons plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter, room temp
  • 1/4 cup yogurt or sour cream

Cinnamon Sugar Magic

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temp


Here are the directions that you will need to follow in order to complete this recipe:

First, heat the oven to 375F. Then, in a large bowl mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together. Mix in 2 whole sticks of butter until shaggy, add in yogurt/sour cream and mix a little more until slightly less shaggy. Let dough sit to hydrate for 5 minutes in the bowl.

Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured counter. And shape into a 1/2” thick rectangle then fold into thirds. Pat and reshape into a 1/2” thick rectangle, fold again. Pat once more into a 1/2” thick rectangle and freeze for 5-10 minutes to firm up the dough.

In the meantime, in a small bowl mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Keep your butter separate but make sure it’s a soft room temperature.

Pull the dough out of the freezer and double-check the dough is 1/2” thick. Flatten a bit more if not. With a brush or plastic-wrapped fingertips, spread half the butter on the surface and cover with half the cinnamon sugar. Flip the dough and repeat.

Cut the dough into 1/2” strips and twist tightly into Spirit Sticks or pinwheel tightly into Spirit wheels. Transfer to a greased baking sheet and bake 375F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and caramelized. Cool completely before sharing that spirit!