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Cinnamon Biscuits Recipe

A disc shape cinnamon biscuits.

These biscuits are so delicious and, with a prep time of just 15 minutes and a bake time of 15 minutes, you can have them on the table while the kids are still getting dressed and gathering their things for the day. For a great breakfast, you can add a bowl of freshly sliced fruit and a platter of cooked sausage and bacon, along with a bowl of scrambled eggs. 

A disc shape cinnamon biscuits.

Cinnamon Biscuits Recipe

A soft, tender biscuit that is topped with a crispy cinnamon topping and covered in a sticky, vanilla glaze, our recipe for Cinnamon Biscuits is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even for an afternoon snack. These biscuits do not take long to prepare, and your family will gobble them up just as quickly as you can whip them up. Many people love cinnamon rolls, but the idea of starting with yeast, stirring up a dough and waiting for all of the rising, punching down of dough and rolling out of cinnamon rolls isn’t always appealing.
In fact, if you are as busy as most people are, baking a pan of cinnamon rolls from scratch is just not going to happen. However, with our recipe for Cinnamon Biscuits, you can have all of the flavors of your favorite homemade cinnamon rolls without all of the time committment of making them.
Prep Time 15 mins
baking time 12 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 10 biscuits


  • Bowl small and medium sized
  • Fork
  • Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Dish small
  • Cast Iron Skillet


Cinnamon Filling Ingredients:

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter

Biscuit Dough Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup salted butter very cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Vanilla Glaze Ingredients: 

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 or 2 tbsp. tablespoons milk
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
    First, you will create the cinnamon filling. In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon, brown sugar, and flour. Drizzle the butter into the dish and use a fork to combine the ingredients for the filling. Set the cinnamon filling aside until later when you will need it.
    Stirred cinnamon filling in a bowl using fork.
  • Next, you will make the dough for the biscuits. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and powdered sugar. Cut the butter into one inch chunks and use a pastry blender to blend it into the flour mixture.
    Continue blending until the butter is cut into tiny pieces in the flour mixture. The flour mixture should look  a bit like cornmeal. Slowly, stir the buttermilk into the flour mixture, gently turning and stirring the mixture until it is fully combined.
    Do not over mix the dough or the biscuits will turn out tough. The biscuit dough should begin to stick together in a ball. Continue stirring and pressing it together until it is evenly moistened.
    Making a dough for biscuits in a small bowl..
  • Use your hands to gather the dough together and shape it into a ball and then turn the dough ball out onto a lightly floured surface. Press the dough into a disc and use a rolling pin to roll the biscuit dough to a thickness of one inch. Cut the biscuits with a biscuit cutter.
    Do not twist the cutter. Continue until all of the circles are cut out. Press the scraps together gently and roll them out again to one inch thickness and cut more biscuits. 
    Place the biscuit rounds on an ungreased baking sheet or into a cast iron skillet. Use your finger to make an indentation in the center of each biscuit. Next, you will take the cinnamon filling and spoon it into the indentation on each biscuit.
    After you’ve filled each indentation, divide the remaining cinnamon topping between the biscuits, pressing the topping into the dough.
    A disc shaped dough with a cinnamon filling on the top.
  • Bake the biscuits for 12 to 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown on the tops and around the edges. Remove the biscuits and let them cool for about 10 to 15 minutes. As the biscuits are cooling, you can create the vanilla glaze.
    Add the powdered sugar to a small dish and add the vanilla and the milk. Add the milk a little at a time, stopping when the glaze is thick but still pourable. You don’t want it to be too runny. 
  • When the biscuits have cooled a bit, lightly drizzle the glaze over them. Do not try to glaze the biscuits when they are hot or the glaze will simply absorb into the biscuit. Serve the biscuits.
    Leftover biscuits can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. 
    A freshly baked glazed cinnamon biscuits.
Keyword biscuits, Cinnamon

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However, if your family is not the “sit down together for breakfast” type, that is okay too. You can wrap each biscuit in a sheet of waxed paper and hand the kids a disposable cup of juice as they head out the door. They will be able to enjoy their home baked breakfast as they wait for the school bus or in the back seat of the car pool minivan.

These biscuits are so good, however, that you might want to add a few extras, so that the kids can share with their friends!

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