These 20-minute cinnamon sugar twists with cream cheese dipping sauce are crispy, crunchy and perfect for entertaining or a quick breakfast.
What a game! I’m still recovering – mostly from the shock of it all. And the food hangover. Having to be up for work at 4:15 am means you don’t get to party like the good old days. But after last night, I really wish I’d had a chance to celebrate a little more. Seattle is absolutely going crazy over this Super Bowl win. The 12th Man, the official fan base of the Seahawks, is losing their minds.
But it kinda got me thinking, I love the game, I love the crowd, and the fan base. With the absolutely astronomical number of new jerseys, baseball hats, car-window flags, sweatshirts and all of that stuff being bought to be part of the 12th Man, that money could have been so much better spent in the community. I know, it’s my bleeding heart coming out, but seriously people.
Every Tuesday Russell Wilson and his wife volunteer at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. And he’s not the only Hawk doing some good, Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch do, too! If every 12th Man would have directed one of their T-shirt sales to one of the player’s charities – that money could have truly done some good.
Don’t get me wrong – I love the Seahawks pride absolutely flowing through every vein of Seattle, and the blue and green painting the Space Needle and The Empire State Building – but I’m hoping that everyone soon remembers that so much good can come from this publicity and I hope that we can do some real good.
Consider donating to them instead. You can still show team spirit – and have a lasting impact for years to come.
To show your true team spirit – Below are links to several players and organizations that the teams and player’s support in their community. Donate $30 – or the cost of ONE officially licensed team shirt – and you can make EPIC change and still support your team! Go Hawks! And Go Broncs!
SEATTLE Charitable Organizations:
DENVER Charitable Organizations :
20 Minute Cinnamon Twists with Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce
Yield: 10 Twists
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
2 Sheets Puff Pastry, thawed
⅓ cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
¼ cup Butter, melted and cooled slightly
4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Powdered Sugar
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
5-6 tsp Milk or Cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small dish, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. On a floured surface, sprinkle each sheet of puff pastry with flour, and roll each into 10 inch by 10 inch squares.
Brush each side of sheets with butter and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar mixture. Turn sheets over and repeat butter and sugar sprinkling. With a pizza cutter, cut both sheets into strips one inch wide, about 20 strips. Gather two strips on top of each other, pinching ends together and twist to form well, twists. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Place baking sheet into oven and bake 20-23 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. While baking, mix together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. If the cream cheese is not entirely softened it will look clumpy. Add in vanilla extract and 5 teaspoons of milk, stirring until incorporated and smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add an additional teaspoon or two of milk, until the dip reaches your desired consistency.
Adapted from America's Test Kitchen Coffee House Twists