Cinnamon Roll Biscuits Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits have all the deliciousness of a cinnamon roll with the ease of a biscuit!

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I originally shared this recipe in 2011 after my sister, Wendy, and my niece, Katherine, spent the weekend with us. That weekend, we baked Christmas cookies, made my Grandmother’s divinity and date nut roll, and laughed and chatted until the wee hours of the morning.

I woke up the next morning sleepy-eyed but determined to serve a breakfast that everyone would love and remember from our weekend together. The only problem was that I had very limited time to get breakfast on the table.

I know how much my niece loves cinnamon rolls and so I got a bit creative. It’s probably not the safest thing to do with limited time, but that’s sorta how I roll.

I decided to make cinnamon roll biscuits.

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Within just a few minutes, my kitchen was filled with the unbelievable smell of fresh cinnamon rolls and coffee.

Believe me, it was an automatic draw for getting everyone into the kitchen for breakfast.

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I’ve made them more times than I can count since that weekend. What started as a quick way to get something as close to cinnamon rolls as possible on the table in a hurry has become a definite family favorite!

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As your cinnamon roll biscuits are baking, mix your glaze so you can drizzle it over them as soon as you take them out of the oven.

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Here’s the recipe for my Cinnamon Roll Biscuits. I hope you love them as much as we do!

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Cinnamon Roll Biscuits Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits Recipe - Cinnamon Roll Biscuits have all the deliciousness of a cinnamon roll with the ease of a biscuit!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon ice water

For the filling

  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

For the glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475ºF. Butter a round cake pan or skillet and set aside.
  • Add the flour, salt and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Cut shortening and butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender. Slowly pour milk and water into your dry ingredients and stir together until just combined. Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.

For the filling

  • Pour melted butter on top of biscuit dough. Spread to make sure it reaches the edges of the dough.
  • Mix together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of melted butter. Roll the dough, beginning at the long edge, until a log of dough has been formed. Cut dough into rolls about 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick. Place slices into the buttered cake pan or skillet. Place the pan into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through. Do not overbake.

For the glaze

  • As the cinnamon roll biscuits are baking, mix together the confectioner's sugar, milk and vanilla until well combined and smooth. Remove the biscuits from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes and then spread the glaze over the top and serve.

I’m thinking I might make these again in the morning. And maybe even the next.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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Originally published December 2011.

19 comments on “Cinnamon Roll Biscuits Recipe”

  1. Yum! Nothing beats warm sweet cinnamon bread especially with coffee!

  2. ROBYN!!! Can you come over for breakfast? Immediately? 😉

  3. Lovely and delicious! I made a vegan version of these not too long ago. Like you say – they are definitely worth repeating!

  4. Robyn!Robyn!Robyn! – Just when I think you have hit the culinary top…..you come along with another fantastic recipe!!!!! How easy and delicious this looks! Thanks again (my stretch waist pants thank you also!!!!)!

  5. Oh my…I think these would be perfect for Christmas morning. I know I’d hop up to the smell of these wafting through the house.

  6. Hi Robyn, thanks for this recipe. I needed a quick cinnamon roll recipe that used self-rising flour and this hit the spot! I did vary it a little:

    Used 3/4 cup buttermilk and no whole milk
    Added 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin puree

    For the filling: I didn’t read carefully and just melted the butter and added cinnamon and sugar to create a thick paste. It was actually really easy to spread this way!

    For the glaze: I upped the vanilla to 2 tsp, decreased milk (I used vanilla almond milk) to 1 T and added 4 oz cream cheese. Whipped it up with the powdered sugar and it was fantastic.

    Looking forward to using more of your recipes!

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  8. Delicious recipe, Robyn. My glaze didn’t come out white. Maybe because my vanilla is darker, the glaze came out a beige color. Yet, it was super delicious. Does keeping my hands lightly floured help to keep my dough from sticking to my hands? Thanks so much. Have a great week:)

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  11. Yum! I don’t use shortning and my family would prefer biscuits with shortning??? Do you know how to do that?
    Thank you

    • Hi June,
      You can use all butter, but it will changed the texture of the biscuit. It will still be delicious, just not as tender and flaky. You could also use lard or an organic shortening, or coconut oil. I hope that helps! xo

  12. I found this recipe a few months ago and have made them many times. So easy and sooo delicious. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your recipes.

  13. I did make this recipe omitting the egg. They turned out just fine- still amazingly delicious. Here is what I did:
    stir and gently scoop the flour with a fork into the measuring cups. ( I did not otherwise sift.)
    follow recipe regarding milk and salt, melted butter, etc. Leave out the egg.
    When it was time to kneed the dough and it was not as soft as I thought it should be, I added warmed milk by the tablespoon and kneaded it in until I got a softer and softer dough. This took about 20 minutes, instead of 10, but I kept repeating adding the milk and kneading it in until I got a soft but not-quite sticky dough. The amount of milk I added was about 4-5 tbsp, or near the same amount of liquid the eggs would have provided.
    The dough rose nicely, and baked nicely. I hardly had to use any flour for the rolling out, but I did use a silicon mat, so, I don’t know how much difference that made.
    When I made the frosting, I let the rolls cool nearly completely before frosting – I think this was a mistake, allowing the tops to dry out the tiniest bit too much from escaped steam. Next time, I will frost sooner.
    I am so grateful for this recipe – my egg-allergic person loves your cinnamon rolls! Thank you!

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