Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

27 Feb

When my kids were little, I would sometimes make a batch of these cinnamon sugar biscuits for a bedtime snack.  I’m not sure why we started eating these in the evening, because they would make a great breakfast, but somehow they became a bedtime treat.

They are quick to mix together and are really great with a hot cup of coffee!


2 cups self-rising flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup shortening

1/2 raisins (optional, I left them out since my kids don’t care for them)

3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk


3/4 cups powdered sugar

2-3 teaspoons milk


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Place flour, sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda into a mixing bowl.


Stir the flour and sugar mixture then add the shortening.


Using a pastry blender (or a fork), cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Add just enough buttermilk as you stir to cause the mixture to cling together into a ball.



Turn out onto a floured surface and pat out to a 1/2 inch thickness.



Cut out with a round biscuit cutter and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.


Bake in 450 degree oven for 10 minutes or so until lightly browned.


Cool for about 5 minutes, while you mix the icing.

Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and add the milk a teaspoon at a time as you stir, until it is a good consistency to drizzle.


Drizzle icing over warm biscuits and serve immediately.



One Response to “Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits”

  1. Jim Grayson February 28, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Those look really good, Deb. I’d eat those huggers just about any time, I expect. :o)

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