Cinnamon Biscuits

Cinnamon Biscuits

These cinnamon biscuits are like a cross between a gooey cinnamon roll and a comforting breakfast biscuit. I’m not sure why I never tried to combine the two before, but trust me when I say that this idea is a good one. You get the warm, sugary goodness of a cinnamon roll, but in less than half the time. The biscuit is light and fluffy, the cinnamon filling is rich and gooey, and the cinnamon glaze on top makes this breakfast into something so good that it really should be called dessert. Mike absolutely loved these, and he didn’t even get to try any straight out of the oven. He ate one cold, and another one reheated and is definitely asking me to make them again. I, of course, ate one as soon as I finished photographing it and promptly declared it a new favorite breakfast treat.

Cinnamon Biscuits

Cinnamon Biscuits

Cinnamon Biscuits

Yield: 8 biscuits


Cinnamon Filling:
6 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
4 tsp shortening
4 tsp corn syrup

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups light or heavy cream

Cinnamon Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Heavy Cream (Enough To Let Icing Reach Consistency Of Honey)


Heat the oven to 425°F. Grease an 8x8 pan and set aside.

For the cinnamon filling, combine the sugar, cinnamon, shortening and corn syrup with a fork until crumbly and evenly blended. Set aside.

For the cinnamon glaze, Mix the first 4 ingredients (powdered sugar, cinnamon, corn syrup, vanilla). Add heavy cream in small amounts at a time, stirring often, until icing reaches the consistency of honey. Set aside.

For the biscuits: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in 1 1/2 cups cream and mix quickly, just until combined. Dump the dough out on the countertop and pat into a long, thick rectangle.

Slice the rectangle into 16 equally-sized squares. Lay half the squares in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over each square. Cover with a second square of biscuit dough and lightly press the edges to seal. Repeat with each biscuit.

Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until the biscuits are barely golden on the outside and just cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Drizzle with cinnamon glaze and serve warm.

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  1. Wow, Megan — these look like a winner. Love that they take less time and less hands-on work than cinnamon rolls. And, that baking dish… just stunning for them 🙂

  2. Looks delicious and a great breakfast for my grandchildren. I do have a couple of questions. How thick do you pat out the dough to make 16 squares that will be the right size for half of them to fit in the pan? And your pan appears to have 4 rolls, not 8 as the recipe describes. Could you clarify that?

  3. Hi Carol – I actually cut the recipe in half and baked it in a smaller pan, which is why you see 4 instead of 8 squares. As far as how thick to pat the dough, I actually just kind of guessed based on the fact that half of the rectange had to fit in a single layer in my pan, if that makes any sense. This is a very forgiving recipe. 🙂 Good luck, I hope you like them!

  4. Wow! These are amazing. All that gooey filling spilling out. Just brilliant!

  5. These look incredible, I may have to make them very soon!!

  6. These look fantastic! Do you have any idea what you could replace corn syrup with (maybe coffee or orange juice?)? I can't wait to try these! 😀

  7. Holy mother of biscuits these sound IN-credible! I am going to dream about that filling!

  8. This does sounds like a great idea! I really could go for one today, they look Fabulous!!

  9. Definitely trying these! They look amazing Megan!

  10. What a great idea! Much easier than a cinnamon roll!

  11. I love the thought of cinnamon roll tastiness, but with less time and effort. These look wonderful!

  12. My girls and I made almost this exact recipe this morning! They were delicious…can't go wrong with cream!

  13. I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite food 🙂 Love that cinnamon oozing out of the center…yum!

  14. These would be perfect with a giant pot of coffee 🙂

  15. Brilliant!! A cinnamon treat made quickly. All the ingredients are waiting for me in the kitchen….

  16. these look so interesting with that filling!

  17. I can scent the aromatic fragrance of this biscuit coming from the cinnamon.

  18. These look awesome! I don’t know how I missed these 🙂

  19. These look awesome! I gotta try them.

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