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Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Knots

  • Intermediate
  • 12 knots
  • 1 hr 10 min
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3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter OR margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter OR margarine, softened
2/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter OR margarine, softened
Juice from 1/2 orange


Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat water, sour cream and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Add sour cream mixture, eggs and orange peel to mixer bowl. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Knead on lightly floured surface for 6 to 8 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

Roll dough into a 18 x 14-inch rectangle. Whisk together brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread 1/4 cup butter evenly over dough followed by cranberries and walnuts. Gently press cranberries and walnuts into dough. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar mixture over cranberries and walnuts.

Fold dough in half; widthwise. Cut dough into 12 equal strips; lengthwise. Grab each end of the folded strip and twist while forming a knot. Place the 12 knots on 2 greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 14 to 17 minutes until browned. Cool pans on wire rack.

Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and juice of one orange. Mix well. Drizzle over warm rolls.

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