Sweet Knots With Brown Sugar OR You Can Use Nutella

Servings: 14-16 knots

What You Need For The Rolls:

3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour plus more for dusting

4 tablespoons of salted or unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup of warm milk

3 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons of light or dark brown sugar

1 packet of active dry yeast

What You Need For The Cinnamon Filling:

1 cup of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

6 tablespoons of butter softened

Or Substitute cinnamon filling for Nutella

Warning: using Nutella does get messy but trust me, it’s worth it.


Steps:

1. In a medium/large mixing bowl mix the 1 packet (2 1/4
teaspoons) active dry yeast with the warm milk and the brown sugar. Let sit 5-10 minutes, until bubbly and foamy.

2. Add 3 ½ cups flour, salt, eggs,
and butter. Mix until the flour is completely
incorporated, adding a little extra flour if necessary. (I knead by hand for a good 10 mins and it works fine.)

3. Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature
for 1 hour.

4. In the meantime prepare your filling. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.

5. Once dough is ready on a floured surface roll the dough out into a large rectangle, adding flour as needed. Spread the dough with 5 tablespoons softened butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.

6. Fold the dough in half. Cut into 12-14 strips. Twisting each strip into a loose imperfect knot. Placing each knot onto a cookie sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

7. Bake at 375 until a little golden on the top. Eat as is or with your favorite homemade icing.

Enjoy!

Cozy Little Christmas Playlist

A little bit of indie, a little bit of jazz, my cozy playlist right now for baking, wrapping presents, or just a chill evening with family and friends.

If you have a Christmas song recommendation, please share! We’d love to hear it!


Ribbons and Bows Kacey Musgraves

Feliz Navidad Kacey Musgraves

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Pentatonix

Santa Baby Eartha Kitt

What Is Christmas? Ryanhood

You Make It Feel Like Christmas Gwen Stefani

Merry Christmas Baby Lawrence

Bells Will Be Ringing Calvin N. Emery

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year Ingrid Michaelson & Zooey Deschanel

Sleigh Ride Ryanhood

Sleigh Ride Ella Fitzgerald

Winter Wonderland The Andrews Sisters

Let It Snow Kacey Musgraves

Rockin around the Christmas tree Kacey Musgraves

Cozy Little Christmas Katy Perry

White Christmas Ingrid Michaelson

Salt Dough Recipe For Handprint Or Ornaments

Servings: 4 small handprints or 6 small ornaments.

What You Need:

1 cup of salt

1 cup of Flour

1/2 cup of water

Steps:

1. Combine all ingredients and knead dough for just a couple of minutes.

2. Roll out and do hand prints or use cookie cutters to make ornaments.

3. Bake at 200 for 2 hours.

Note: use parchments paper, NO FOIL when baking. See picture below.

The mistake when using foil. The back of the handprint didn’t fully bake.
How the front looks and it should look all the way around. Learn from me! Use parchment paper and not foil.

Have fun!