Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yummy Cinnamon Biscuits!

Several years ago, No Greater Joy put out a yearly calendar. Each month on the calendar had something you could make. Some of them were homemade recipes for health products. Some were directions to make things such as a bow and arrow or slingshot. Others were recipes for food. My favorite thing was the recipe for Cinnamon Biscuits. They were delicious!! I lost the calendar and have been searching for it for quite a while and was so excited to find it today. I will definitely be making these for the family this weekend. I thought I'd share the recipe so you can make them too. It's a great recipe for the little ones to help with but be warned, it will be very sticky, as most biscuit batters are. I've added some substitutes in the recipe in case you don't have some of the ingredients at home.

Cinnamon Biscuits

1/2 c softened butter
2 c self-rising flour (add 1 Tbsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt to all-purpose flour to make it self-rising)
3/4 c buttermilk (add 3/4 Tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar to regular milk and let sit for 5 mins. if you don't have buttermilk)
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c raisins (craisins might be good too)
1/2 c chopped pecans (or any nut)
2 Tbsp cinnamon

2/3 c melted butter
1 to 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c cream (cream substitutes can be found here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/cream-substitute.html)

Mix together softened butter and flour. Stir in buttermilk. Do not over-stir. Scrape out onto a floured surface, sprinkle with flour, and lightly pat down. Sprinkle onto the dough the brown sugar, raisins, nuts, and cinnamon. Fold dough over 3 or 4 times. Don't over-fold. Pat it down lightly, then, using a cup as a cutter, cut out your biscuits. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream. Pour over very hot biscuits. Enjoy!


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