Easy Cinnamon Biscuits – It takes less than 15 minutes to whip up these easy drop biscuits. With a cinnamon sugar swirl and cinnamon glaze, they are simply amazing!
Oh cinnamon. I love it. Not just the way it tastes, but the way it smells. If it didn’t drive my family crazy, I would use cinnamon scented candles and air freshener all year long.
As soon as it’s cool enough to bake after the heat of summer, I start baking up cinnamon treats. The smell of freshly baked cinnamon treats wafting through the air just makes me happy. Can a smell be comforting? Because to me, cinnamon just makes me feel warm and cozy.
Of course one of the best cinnamon baked goods of all time is cinnamon rolls. But I don’t always have time for those. These cinnamon biscuits are infinitely easier, and you can have one of them in your mouth in about 30 minutes.
One thing I love about these biscuits is that you don’t need to roll them out. They are drop biscuits, so the dough is more sticky than traditional biscuit dough. Just scoop the dough onto cookie sheets straight from the bowl. So easy, and much less cleanup!
Triple Cinnamon Goodness!
Not only dough the dough for these cinnamon sugar biscuits have cinnamon in it, you add a swirl of cinnamon sugar right before plopping them onto baking pans.
To top it off, I added a bit of cinnamon to the glaze. Every bite of these biscuits is full of cinnamon flavor!
How to make Homemade Cinnamon Biscuits
Ingredients needed for this recipe:
- butter (I use regular salted butter)
- all purpose flour
- oats (I used old fashioned, but quick oats would also work)
- baking powder
- milk (I used 2%, but any milk should work fine)
- vanilla extract
- ground cinnamon
- powdered sugar
These biscuits are so easy! There’s no need to cut in butter, and you don’t have to roll them out.
Start by melting your butter, then let it cool. Whisk together your dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla. Add the melted butter, and stir till clumps form.
With this method, you get little chunks of butter without having to use a pastry cutter to cut butter into your dry ingredients. So much easier!
Add the milk/butter mixture to your dry ingredients and stir till flour is barely moistened. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the dough, then gently fold it in, just till swirls appear.
No need to roll out the dough, just scoop it onto baking sheets. I like to use an ice cream scoop to make sure all the biscuits are the same size. Pop the pan into the oven and bake till the cinnamon biscuits are golden brown. Drizzle them with a simple cinnamon glaze while they are still warm.
Doesn’t that look amazing?
-Make sure your milk is very cold, and that your melted butter has cooled. You need the milk to be cold enough that it will chill the butter and cause it to clump together. If the butter is still hot, it will just heat up the milk.
-Be gentle when stirring the dough, because if you overwork it you will end up with tough biscuits.
-I like to pour my icing into a ziplock bag, then snip the corner. It makes drizzling glaze so much easier, and gives you professional looking results.
How to store Cinnamon Biscuits
– We like them best served warm and fresh from the oven, but they will keep for about 2 days at room temperature in an airtight container.
-If you need to store them longer, they do freeze well. Just make sure the icing has completely set before you freeze them. Or better yet, freeze them without the icing and add it just before you serve them. I like to freeze mine in gallon sized freezer ziplock bags.
MORE TASTY BISCUIT RECIPES:
- Dried Fruit Chocolate Chip Biscuits
- Bacon Cheese Biscuits
- Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
- Melted Butter Biscuits
RECIPES WITH CINNAMON:
- Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
- Double Cinnamon Snickerdoodles
- Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler
- Cinnamon Syrup
- Cinnamon Crumb Dessert Pizza
Made From Scratch Cinnamon Biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup oats (I used old fashioned)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- dash of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tbsp milk or cream
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 13 x 18-inch pan with a silicone liner (or use non stick cooking spray).
- Melt butter, set aside to cool.
- Whisk together flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, combine milk, egg and vanilla extract; blend well. Add the melted and cooled butter, stir till butter clumps up.
- Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with a wooden spoon just until dry ingredients are moistened.
- In another small bowl, combine the 2 Tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over dough in bowl; gently stir in just to get swirls in the dough. (Do not blend completely).
- Use an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup to drop mounds of dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake at 425° for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
- Whisk together glaze ingredients, adding enough milk to get a thin consistency. Drizzle glaze over scones. Serve warm.
Recipe inspired by Recipe Girl.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 33gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 5g