A Tradition in Family Baking

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots
Soft, tender pumpkin cinnamon knots topped with a sweet maple drizzle!
Yield: 24 knots
For the Knots
  • 5½ – 5¾ C bread flour
  • ¼ C sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp (two packages) RED STAR Platinum Yeast
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1½ cup milk, warmed to 120-130°F
For the Filling
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
For the Drizzle
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  1. (1) In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together 4 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Add in eggs, butter, pumpkin, and milk. Beat until just starting to combine. With the mixer on low, add remaining 1½ cups flour.

  2. (2) Replace paddle with dough hook and knead for 5-8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl when mixing. If dough too sticky, add up to another ¼ cup of flour, one tablespoon at a time.

  3. (3) Transfer dough to a bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.

  4. (4) In a small bowl, whisk together spices and sugars.

  5. (5) Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and gently punch down. Roll dough out into roughly a 24 x 10 inch rectangle. Spread dough with softened butter. Sprinkle with spices and sugars mixture.

  6. (6) Gently fold dough in half width-wise. Cut dough into 24 one (1) inch strips along the length size.

  7. (7) Take each strip and tie it in a knot as you would a piece of string. Fold ends under the knot.
  8. (8) Cover and allow to rise for 20-30 minutes or until knots are puffed and dough is very soft to touch. While dough is rising, preheat oven to 375°F.

  9. (9) Bake knots for 10-12 minutes or knots just start to turn golden brown.

  10. (10) Remove to a wire rack and prepare glaze. Stir together confectioner’s sugar, milk, and maple extract until smooth.

  11. (11) Drizzle over the top of slightly cooled knots.

  12. (12) Serve warm.

  13. Recipe created by A Kitchen Addiction.

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