Oh man, these are dangerous. Cinnamony and sugar and bite-sized. They were gone within 24 hours. It's Plain Chicken's recipe for King Cake Knots, but you can really use this for any holiday or celebration, and just have the appropriate colored sugar. There's no bad time of year for cinnamon.
I didn't make my icing very thick, but you can add more powdered sugar and make it the consistency you like. They're so delicious!
1 loaf refrigerated bread dough
3 Tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 tsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Unroll French bread dough into a large rectangle. Brush the dough lightly with softened butter. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar, and sprinkle it over the butter. Cut the dough in half lengthwise, and then cut crosswise into strips about 1.25" wide. Twist two strips together, and tie each twist into a loose knot. Place on a baking sheet about 2" apart. Bake for 25-28 minutes, and cool.
Mix together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Dip each knot into icing, and top with colored sugar.