July 15, 2013

Easy Bread Machine Breadsticks or Cinnastix

I came back to work after a short vacation and found this recipe sitting on my desk with a 10+ written on the top.   It came from my friend Nicole.  She rates her recipes on a scale of 1 to 10.  She obviously thought these were phenomenal.

I made them last Sunday to go with a pasta dish, but . . .

. . . It is impossible for me to make breadsticks without making a few cinnastix to go along with them.
Cinnastix are pretty much one of my favorite things to eat dipped in cream cheese frosting.  Oh my!
I had some cream cheese frosting leftover from these Zucchini Sandwich Cookies I made for a co-worker's birthday and of course I wasn't going to throw it away.

The outside is crisp and the inside is soft and chewy.  They are delicious.  

I really liked both versions, but like I said, I'm partial to the sweet ones.
They couldn't have been any easier to make.  I made the dough with my bread machine, but you could very well use a stand mixer or make them by hand, if desired.

I threw the ingredients in the bread machine, turned on the dough cycle.  It was nice letting the machine do all the mixing and kneading, that way I was able to start a load of laundry and get my teeth brushed.  By the time I was done, the dough was ready to go.

All that was left to do was to shape them and let them rise.  Super easy and super yummy!

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Bread Machine Breadsticks and Cinnastix
adapted from: Nicole W.
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1 1/2 c. + 2 Tbl. warm water
2 Tbl. unsalted butter, softened
2 Tbl. sugar
3 tsp. salt
4 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast

For Topping:
3 Tbl. unsalted butter, melted

Garlic Breadsticks Topping:
  or garlic powder
3/4 tsp. dried parsley

Cinnastix Topping:
1/4 c. sugar mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon

Add dough ingredients to the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.  Mine is in the order it is typed above: Add the warm water, softened butter, sugar, salt and flour.  Make a pocket in the top of the flour and add the instant yeast.  Turn bread machine on the dough cycle and allow it to mix and knead the dough, about 15 minutes.  It will look a little sticky at first, then as it kneads the dough, it will form a ball and will look smooth, soft and not as sticky and that is when it is done.  

Remove dough from bread machine and place on a lightly floured surface.  Form into a 2-foot long rectangle.  Cut into 16 strips.  Knead each strip a few times and roll/form into a 6 - 7-inch breadstick; arrange 2-inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Cover with a cloth and allow to rise until doubled; about 45-60 minutes.  

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Brush breadsticks with 3 Tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with garlic seasoning and dried parsley or cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Bake for 15 minutes, they will be lightly golden.  Serve regular breadsticks alongside pasta or serve the cinnastix with a side of Cream Cheese Icing.  

Jenn's Notes: I know 3 teaspoons of salt seems like a lot, but I added that much and they were great, not salty at all.  This recipe can also be halved.  I thought these were delicious!       


  1. These look delicious! I can't wait to try them! Come share this at our On Display Monday link party! Thanks again!

    Britney @ The Princess and Her Cowboys {dot} com

  2. Wow these look so good! I will be trying these out. YUM! Came over from the Time to Sparkle Link Party.

  3. Adding this to my must make list. They look like a good justification to make cinna sticks because I need the garlic breadsticks for dinner :) I just made a container of pumpkin cream cheese and put it in the freezer. YUM!!

    1. Totally agree!!! mmm . . . a pumpkin cream cheese dip would be fabulous. - Jenn

  4. While I'm not a huge bread fan, I DO love me a good breadstick or garlic bread. These are on the agenda for this weekend! Yummmmm

    1. Let me know if you end up trying them!

  5. Yum, these look delicious - I'm always a fan of recipes that use the bread machine!
    Ps. What a fun coworker!!

    1. Me too - and yes, a very fun coworker! Thanks.

  6. These are delicious!