Valentine Desserts

Anybody getting ready for Valentine's Day? As far as delicious desserts go, I am on board! I'm excited to share a few recipes and get your minds rolling on what to prepare for your special someone in just a few weeks from now! Along with desserts, I'll add in few delightful, healthy meals, all in time for Valentines Day and before you start your monthly shopping! 

Cinnamon Love Knots
Yield: 3 dozen
2 pckg active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar 
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp salt
4 1/2 to 5 cups flour

2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup melted butter

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water Let stand for 5 minutes. Add milk, butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Stir in enough flour to form stiff dough. Turn into a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down; divide into three portions. Cover two with plastic wrap. Shape one portion into 12 balls, Roll each ball into an 8-in rope. 
Combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip rope into melted butter, then coat with cinnamon-sugar. Tie into a knot. Tuck and pinch ends under and place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!