Sweet Cinnamon Stix (Pizza Sticks) like the ones from Domino’s… but better because of real butter! and sweet vanilla dipping sauce make pizza night at home feel like you ordered delivery.
It has been a while since I’ve posted a copycat recipe here. I know there was a wave of copycat recipes we were riding there a little while ago but with the holiday season my mind has wandered to the flavors of the season. Pumpkin has been a huge flavor of the month and with Halloween around the corner my mind has been focused on desserts. This dessert is a nice departure from all the pumpkin and candy.
This recipe also benefits from using a similar dough to the Pizzeria Garlic Knots I recently posted. The differences are the oil used in the dough (olive oil would be too strong a flavor for this recipe) and way it is baked. With the pizza knots we cut the dough into strips and make them into knots, but here we leave it in one piece. You could, if you weren’t looking to mimic the Domino’s recipe actually make these into knots too, they would still be absolutely delicious that way!
The original Cinnastix are basically a half a pizza dough brushed with a butter substitute, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, then baked. This recipe makes a full tray full of slices and is made with all natural ingredients and actual butter. Something else to consider is these won’t even cost you a dollar. Okay, okay maybe for the whole batch *which is twice what you would get at Dominos* this recipe may cost a dollar. That is less than you would tip your delivery guy (at least I hope it is less!).
The great thing about this dough, that I mentioned last week too, is that you don’t have to take the extra time to let it rise. If you have a bit of extra time to let it sit it will be slightly chewier and more flavorful, but the beauty of this dough is that it doesn’t need the extra time. We also add the cinnamon sugar in two parts to the dough, half before baking and half after. This makes for a nice crunch on the dough where the sugar caramelized in the oven and has a soft coating of fresh cinnamon sugar for after that will leave a nice cinnamon sugar lipstick on you with each bite!
So pull out the stand mixer, give yourself just a few extra minutes and save the cash you would be spending ordering out!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- To make the dough:
- Add the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl.
- Add in the canola oil and warm water.
- Roll the dough out into a 13x6 dough rectangle.
- Add to baking sheet that has been lined with foil or sprayed with oil.
- Brush with melted butter.
- Add the cinnamon to the sugar and mix.
- Sprinkle half the mixture over the dough.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until browned.
- Sprinkle over the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Cut into 1 inch strips.
- To make the sweet dipping sauce:
- Add the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together and mix.
- Microwave for five seconds to warm.
Idk if I did something wrong but I didn’t think it was like dominos at all!! The dough was thick and tasted like flour!
Are you supposed to let this doigh rise at all?
hi!! so i just tried the recipe and honestly the dough recipe is AMAZING !! and the dough was easy to kned and work with but the icing is not the best, im not sure if my powdered sugar was old or what but the icing was wayyyyyy to sugary i ended up not using it but the actual cinnamon dough stix are great by them self too other than that amazing recipe !!!
Wow so tasty and delicious recipe of Cinna Stix pizza. Very easy and quick recipe. Thank you for sharing this
Love this great sauce dominoes recipe. Looks so awesome and delicious, I really like it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.
I had some leftover pizza dough and needed to use it up. It wasn’t enough for another pizza so I decided to make this. My dough was obviously fully prepped for a pizza so it’s been kneaded. (Kned? lol)
My problem is my stix were chewy and I’m thinking it’s because the temp on the oven was so low. We cook pizzas at 450-500. The cinnastix should also be cooked at that temp, so next time I will do that and post back to see how they come out.
I loved this recipe anyway so I’m giving it 5 stars! It was super easy to make (mostly because I had leftover dough) 15 min. from start to finish. Will def. be making again.
(I have a breadmaker so pizza dough takes 90 minutes. )
So glad you liked it! I wish I had pizza dough laying around right now to make some! 🙂
Tried your Easy Mongolian Beef the other night and hubby was blown away by how good it was. So I have been scouring your site and bookmarking new recipes to try and came across this one that sounds divine but I think there may be some steps missing between #3 and 4.
So glad you are loving the site!
To clear up any confusion, there aren’t any steps missing. This recipe is super easy and you basically mix the dry, add the wet and roll it into the rectangle. No need to let the dough rise for it. Hope this helps!
You never said to mix ingredients or knead themes. Do I use a mixer or by hand and for how long?
I just mixed the ingredients together. I didn’t knead it at all.
Hi!! I have a question about the dough. I made it but it didn’t bake the way I wanted it to. it tastes very weird and I think the dough was a bit thick when I cut it… Is there a specific way to cut the bread so that It bakes nicer???
You can make it in two batches and roll it out thinner so it’s not as thick.
Icing needs a lot of work. Followed the recipe exactly and this is why I only have it a 3 star. Any tips? Icing gets hard after adding the correct amount of milk and ends up tasting like cardboard.
The icing will harden up after sitting for a bit (Domino’s does the same) so if you warm it up a little, it should soften back up.
how old is the powdered sugar? Older sugar will taste funky. It’s still good, but just has an “old” taste to it.
I’m so excited to make this! I LOVE Domino’s icing so much and use to put it on everything! I would order one serving of a dessert and then add 25 icings on the app. Oh the looks I got when I picked it up! I would spend $8 on the icing alone. I no longer live in a city and rarely eat out when I do go to town so I am thrilled!
I just wanted to ask about the powdered sugar? It says 4 cups and i have a feeling that its incorrect since in my shops they only sell packets of powdered sugar that wont even be able to fill up 2 cups. maybe you meant 1/4 cup?
4 cups is the correct amount for the dipping sauce. 1/4 cup won’t give you enough dipping sauce for your sticks.
I’m so glad I found this recipe. I live in the uk & ordered cinnastix (new over here) omg I’m addicted to them!. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!.
They are very addicting!! Enjoy!
Can you use self rising flour?
It is not recommended to substitute self-rising flour for other types of flour since a leavening agent has been added.
Is there an alternative to use for the active yeast? I do not have the active yeast
I’m sorry, I wish there was a fun/easy swap but I would stick with the active yeast.
How long do you let the dough rest/rise before rolling out into a rectangle? I imagine that you do let it rise before baking, correct?
Not very long at all, 15-20 minutes? I use the no rise dough so it isn’t too long of a process. If you want to give it more rising time it will only be better, sometimes I let it rise for 30-40 mins if I am working on other parts of the meal. But really, it’ll be pretty delicious if you just make it immediately.
Domino’s Cinnastix are some of my favorites! I can’t wait to try this copycat recipe.
Hope you love it!
yummm! this look amazing. i looked at a few of your silimar post and wowser!
Aww thanks Dawn!
That looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this.
Oh gosh, as if they weren’t yummy enough without dipping sauce. The sauce puts them over the top!
Oh yes, the icing is amazing!
Oh wow. that looks delicious, dare I say better than what you were copying. Yum!
Aww how sweet! Thanks!
My icing is tastes like sugar still what should I add to make it taste better?
Warm it slightly, that helps to melt the sugar more. If needed add a bit of vanilla.
Those look really good. I’d same Domino’s has some serious competition with your recipe.
Aww thanks Janis 🙂
Yum! Wow, these look absolutely amazing! I have to have some of these this weekend!
Thanks for sharing this great recipe. I can just taste how delicious they are.
My pleasure 🙂
We can’t order pizza without getting some of these. They are so hot and yummy and make the perfect sweet dessert after pizza 🙂 I would never have thought of making them, myself… Now I can
I know, sometimes when we would order pizza and not these, I would taste these as I was finishing my pizza, only to let my stomach down with no cinnastix, haha.
I love these, they are so addictive and with that dip I will have no self control!
Me too! I started using it on everything I eat… this could present itself as a problem soon, haha!
I am a huge fan of anything involving cinnamon. This looks so delicious. I’ll have to try it out.
My daughter loves cinnastix so I must try this. I am totally loving these, I can almost smell them. Now I’m hungry.
Me too! Looking at posts after I write them makes me immediately hungry for the food again! I need to start writing them and finish them while I still have leftovers, haha.
Oh those look even better than Dominos! I love finding copy-cat recipes, so thanks for sharing!!
My pleasure! And thanks!
Oh these sound delicious! Pair them with homemade pizza and I have a dinner everyone will love!
Give me all the cinnastix!!! OMG those look freakin awesome.
Hahaha! That is awesome 🙂
This is a dangerous, but delicious dangerous, recipe for me to have! I must try them soon!
I hope you do! And I hope you love them!
My kids LOVE to order these when we get pizza. They would have so much fun making them at home!
Yup, my husband is the same way. It pains me to spend 6 bucks on them when it takes no time at all and mine taste better ;). Plus I save like 5 of the 6 dollars, haha.
These look great! I have never tried something like this, but the recipe looks easy enough. We have friends coming over tomorrow night this would be perfect.
I hope you love them! And your guests too!
Well now I’m starving! Those look so good, I can’t even begin to imagine snacking on them.
Haha mission accomplished now.
This recipe just made my week! We don’t have a Domino’s close by, so I’ve had to suffer without these cinnastix for so long. Can’t wait to make a batch!
Yay! I hope you love them Chrisy!
I used to looove getting these for sleepovers when I was younger. It looks like the homemade version would be even better!
Wow, those look insanely addictive! I’ve never had the “real thing” but I’m betting these are an improvement anyway – homemade is always better.
Thanks Alisa, I like to think so too!
Is it necessary to use vanilla essence in say e ???
You do need vanilla extract in the icing if you want to have that same flavor as Dominos.
Let me tell you what I love about this recipe! My mother in law orders Cinnastix from Domino’s pretty frequently and she ices each piece, but I am not really an icing gal. I would much rather have them this way where I can choose how much or how little icing I want with them. Mmm, I bet your kitchen smells great when these come out of the oven.
Yeah the kitchen smelled so good! My husband used to pour the icing over them all too, I made him stop haha.