Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cinnamon Biscuits with Cream Cheese Icing

Within our home lives a weakness for cinnamon rolls. One fateful morning, when no refrigerated rolls could be found, I came across this Cinnamon-Sugar Fan Biscuit recipe on Allrecipes.com and topped them with some left over homemade cream cheese icing. They turned out great! Add raisins and you have a cinnamon raisin biscuit that rivals that of a certain fast food chain which will remain nameless...

2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 cup butter
1/2 package of cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 lb. confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven at 425.

Mix together all the biscuits ingredients except the shortening and milk. Cut the shortening into the mix till it looks like bread crumbs.

Stir the milk into the mix and then roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Spread butter across dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Cut into 2" strips.
Stack the strips one on top of another. (The smaller edge pieces may make up one layer to even out the thickness at the ends.) Cut into six even stacks.

Stuff stacks into greased cup cake pan and bake for 11-14 minutes. While biscuits are baking, mix together all the icing ingredients with a hand mixer. Remove biscuits from pan and let cool.

Icing the tops and enjoy! 


Jen said...

Those look awesome Steph. Maybe I'll make some this weekend...

Amy Kingman said...

Woah Yum! :D Maybe some day if someone was to stay the night at your place, say after a fun celebratory event, you might have some spare ones on hand for taste testing? ;)