The best cinnamon biscuits | Cinnamon biscuits

We were so lucky growing up, our Mom was one of the best bakers around. If we walked in the back door after school and saw a pan of her cinnamon biscuits cooling on the top of the stove we were happy campers.

Cinnamon bun

Made as biscuits as opposed to yeast raised buns these are a wonderfully flaky treat. I come from a big family so this recipe makes a substantial amount of biscuits and is not for anyone avoiding carbs and fat. It’s an old comfort recipe.

And yes, in honour of Valentine’s Day I did make them in the shape of hearts.

unbaked cinnamon buns

baked cinnamon biscuits

two cinnamon biscuits

Cinnamon biscuits

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of shortening
  • 8 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tab of sugar
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1 1/3 cups of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tab cinnamon

Combine dry ingredients and cut in shortening. Beat eggs in with milk and add to dry ingredients. Mix gently and be careful you don’t over mix. Tip out and pat out to a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Coat dough liberally with butter and cover with mixed brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up tightly like a jelly roll and slice into 1/2 inch thick rolls. Place on a non-stick pan and bake for 11 to 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven. I like to place them fairly close together because it keeps them more tender.

 

 

 

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