How to Make Cinnamon Pinwheels Recipe

Today I am going to show you my cinnamon pinwheel recipe. Cinnamon Pinwheels are an all-time favorite of mine. Making cinnamon pinwheels with my mother is a core memory of my childhood and I hope to make it a memory for my future children. So today I thought I would share the cinnamon pinwheels recipe.

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Cinnamon Pinwheels Recipe

For this cinnamon pinwheel recipe, you will need ingredients for the 3 different parts, the base, the filling, and the icing.


The Base

  • 3 Cups Flour – all purpose
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons Butter salted, add salt if using unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 egg

The Filling

  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

The Icing

  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat the Oven to 180 degrees

Make the dough

  1. Combine Flour and sugar in a large bowl
  2. In a heatproof Bowl, slightly microwave the milk and butter, it should be just warm to the touch.
  3. Whisk in the yeast, it’s important not to kill the yeast, so make the milk and butter mixture is warm to touch
  4. Pour this mixture into the flour and sugar mixture
  5. Add the egg
  6. Stir with a wooden spoon
  7. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  8. Transfer to a floured area and knead for 3-5 minutes until you have a smooth ball of dough
  9. using a rolling pin the dough is out until it’s about 0.5cm in height, try to keep it a rectangle shape.

Prepare the Filling

  1. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon, mix the wheel
  2. brush the melted butter onto your rolled-out dough
  3. sprinkle over the cinnamon and sugar, spreading evenly as you go
  4. starting on one of the long sides, roll the dough up to make a log/loaf
  5. cut the log into even sizes, about 2 inches each
  6. place on baking paper and cook for 20 minutes

Make the Icing

  1. Combine all icing ingredients into a bowl- add less water for thicker icing
  2. mix until smooth
  3. Once the pinwheels are out of the oven and semi-cooled, pour over the pinwheels

Enjoy your Cinnamon Pinwheels!

And that is it, I hope you enjoy this recipe and I would love to hear how it goes for you, making pinwheels savory or sweet is a core childhood memory. These cinnamon pinwheels are so fun to make and even tastier to eat. Let me know how you go in the comments. Happy Baking!

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