Cinnamon Puffs

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Cinnamon Puffs come together easily with commercial puff pastry and cinnamon sugar. They are delightful with tea, but even better dipped in chocolate.

fondue for one with cinnamon dipper

Cinnamon Puffs are well known at my house. They are easy to make and taste amazingly good. They look like you were all fancy in the kitchen, but you weren’t.

I typically have a package or two of commercial puff pastry in the freezer. It’s a little splurge, but it makes it so easy for me to make Apple Turnovers or Puffy Heart Tarts. Remarkably, puff pastry bakes up deliciously with very few additional ingredients.

This recipe is so easy, you’re really gonna shake your head and wonder why you haven’t done it before. You know how to make cinnamon sugar, right? Apparently, they sell it already mixed — and I can see that as convenient for the office or on vacation — but, you can easily make your own cinnamon sugar.

You could also make your own puff pastry, but that wouldn’t reach EASY RECIPE status. I don’t think making puff pastry is hard, per se, but it’s work. Buy the frozen variety and then keep it a tight secret. Let your guests think you worked hard in the kitchen.

fondue table with cinnamon puffs

I have made these whenever we wanted a quick sweet treat and just served them by their lonesome. A few weeks ago, when we were having fondue, the store where I was shopping didn’t have pound cake. I decided to make something with puff pastry instead. It was a hit!

These cinnamon puffs are certainly great on their own, but they are amazingly good when dipped in chocolate. Yum!

Once baked, the puffs should be good for a day or two in an airtight container — if they last that long.

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5 Easy Last-Minute Desserts | Good Cheap Eats
Cinnamon Puffs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Cinnamon Puffs come together easily with commercial puff pastry and cinnamon sugar. They are delightful with tea, but even better dipped in chocolate.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon puffs, puff pastry dessert
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • one sheet 1/2 package commercial puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon until well blended.
  3. Unfold the sheet of puff pastry and sprinkle it generously with the cinnamon sugar. With a sharp knife or a pizza wheel, cut the puff pastry into 2-inch long sticks. Spread the pastry pieces out over the baking sheet so that they have at least 1/2-inch space between them.
  4. Bake the puffs for about 10 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Cool on a rack.
Recipe Notes

Store the puffs for a day or two in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Puffs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Comments

  1. Beth says

    I have been waiting for this post ever since you posted the fondue for one a little while back with a picture of these puffs. I figured it might be puff pastry and went out and bought some in anticipation. It’s waiting in the freezer along with chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing such a simple but good idea! And individual size is great. Can’t wait to try it. It ought to satisfy my sweet tooth. 🙂

  2. Stephanie M. says

    I, too, plan to make these this Saturday night. I just went and bought the puff pastry dough and printed out the recipe. Will be serving these warm along with some gelato.

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