Sunday, August 2, 2009

Which is worse?

The cinnamon breadsticks that you get from your favorite pizza delivery spot or...

the ones your local grocery chain makes so you can make them at home?

Let's compare our options....


I'd like to order some cinnamon bread sticks to be delivered.
My phone number is 202-555-1234
Your location is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?
Would you like to add some pizza or chicken wings to your order?
Do you need some soda with your cinnamon sticks?
No. How much will that come to?
If you order two medium pizzas you can get your cinnamon stick for half price.
Thank you but no. What is my total?
How long will that take?
30 minutes ma'am.
Thank you

Or, you throw the store bought ones in your cart. Unpack. Rip open. Follow directions.

*Bing* Eating Cinnamon sticks

Don't they look awesome? I could have snipped my corner of my icing packet to make my icing lines a little thinner.

Looks good but...

Now to taste.


My monkey bread recipe with canned biscuits tastes more buttery and crusty from the cinnamon sugar.

We all know that making our own dough from scratch is much better but let's admit....sometimes we just need/want to cut a few corners.

Bottom line don't buy these pre-made jobbies.

But here's a corner cutter for you...

I found on the web from CD kitchen their recipe for the copycat CinnaStix. Here it is:

Domino's Copycat CinnaStix


1 package refrigerated pizza dough (or your favorite recipe)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 pound powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pizza dough into a large rectangle. Brush melted margarine over dough. In a small bowl combine sugar, and cinnamon, mix well. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture liberally over the pizza dough. Slice the dough into either long sticks, or cut dough in half, and then slice into smaller sticks. (The smaller sticks are easier to handle.) Place on an lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until done.

While the pizza sticks are cooking mix together the powdered sugar, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. You may need to add an extra teaspoon of milk. Serve icing with sticks.

Mmmmmm, so much better with a more buttery taste. I like having the crunchiness of the sugar on it. The one from the store only gave like 2 Tbsp. and it was so pulverized that it seemed flat on cinnamon flavor. And the icing....what a difference when you make your own. Their vanilla 'flavoring' just is awful. Even though this still uses 'convenience' dough, this recipe is 100 times better in taste!


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