a quick, simple, & festive christmas bread!
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WHY YOU'LL 🤍 THIS RECIPE!
- It's soft & fluffy.
- The filling is perfectly spiced.
- It's easy, quick, and so festive for the holidays.
- This bread is the best!
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- Active dry yeast
- Vanilla extract
- Cookie butter
- Powdered sugar
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Mix the milk, sugar, yeast, butter, vanilla, egg, salt, & flour in a bowl. Knead & let it rise until doubled.
Divide the dough & roll into four circles.
Mix the cookie butter & cinnamon for the filling.
Spread the filling on one round of dough. Repeat, stacking the dough until you have four layers of dough.
Place a 2-inch bowl or cookie cutter in the center of the dough.
Use a cookie cutter to cut 16 even strips around the center of the dough.
Grab 2 adjacent strips of dough with each hand. Twist the strips two times in the opposite direction.
Press the ends together to make a point & seal well.
Cover the assembled star bread with a linen and let it rise until puffy.
Brush the egg wash & bake until it's golden-brown. Dust with powdered sugar.
- USE CHOCOLATE SPREAD INSTEAD OF COOKIE BUTTER
- TRY JAM FOR THE FILLING
- USE CARDAMOM INSTEAD OF CINNAMON
A MAKE-AHEAD OPTION!
To make cookie butter cinnamon star bread in advance, shape the bread, wrap it well, & place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, let it warm for 20 minutes & bake.
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Serve cookie butter cinnamon star bread with hot coffee, tea, eggnog, Irish coffee, or white Russians. My favorite is a cup of hot coffee!
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