King Cake is a famous treat for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It?s usually a large, round, cinnamon-filled bread that is covered with glaze and colored sugar. For a fun twist, we shrunk the round into individual King Cake Knots, which are perfectly portioned for your Mardi Gras celebration. Hide a baby in one if you like, but don?t forget?whoever gets the baby needs to make these next year!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin pan with vegetable pan spray.
For filling, stir together butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon in small bowl until well-combined.
For knots, prepare dough according to package directions.
Roll dough out to a 20 in. x 12 in. rectangle. Spread filling evenly over dough surface. Cut rectangle in half lengthwise. Make 6 even cuts crosswise, to make 12 rectangles. Roll each piece of dough from the long end, as for a jelly roll. Tie each roll into a knot, leaving ends poking up through the middle of the knot. Place knots in prepared pan and let rise in a warm area 15 minutes.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until knots are golden brown. Cool in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on grid.
For glaze, whisk together confectioners? sugar, corn syrup, milk and vanilla in medium bowl (glaze will be thick). Dip tops of knots in glaze, letting excess drip away. Sprinkle with colored sugars.