Brown Sugar Biscuits

    35 mins

    These yummy rolls aren't really biscuits, but they're named after rolls I used to get at my local bakery. My family thinks they're sweet enough without icing, but a simple powdered sugar one would be nice.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250 g all-purpose flour
    • 35 g brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 105 g butter flavored shortening
    • 160 ml milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 55 g butter, softened
    • 35 g brown sugar
    • 15 g ground cinnamon

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet, or use parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in milk and vanilla. Knead briefly on a floured surface. Roll out into a large rectangle, 1/2 inch thick. Spread softened butter onto surface of dough. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over butter. Roll tightly, and cut into 12 equal slices. Place on prepared baking sheet.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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    oh, good heavens are these delicious! I was desparate to play with some dough in my dorm and have some breakfast food in my room for when I dash out the door in the morning. I was running low on my baking supplies and didn't have any yeast, so I was very excited to have found a recipe without much preparation time needed. I mixed up some glaze to put on top-oh, how they melted in my mouth! I got a lot of dirty looks when I told others I wasn't sharing (I ended up sharing anyway-grrrr) and now I have only four left. I am going to make these all the time now! talk about giving me a good reason to wake up in the morning! The only modification I made was I mixed the filling together and THEN spread it on the dough-I made a little more filling than called for and poured the extra on the bottom of the baking pan before I placed the rolls in it. This makes them nice and gooy on the one side.  -  25 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    From some of the other reviews, it sounded like they were expecting your traditional cinnamon rolls (the kind that requires yeast). These are not like that at all, and what I got are more like what the name suggests: brown sugar and cinnamon biscuits (contrary to what the author of the recipe claims). They have the flaky consistency of biscuits but with a sweet twist. Still very tasty though, and so quick and easy if you're craving cinnamon rolls but don't have all the time needed for it...  -  20 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    these biscuits were pretty good! i was surprised after reading all the bad reviews but i decided to give it a try anyway- i was out of cream of tartar so i just skipped that ingredient but it came out great! a tip for others- make sure you flour your surface and hands alot before rolling the dough because it was a little sticky. instead of spreading the butter and then sprinkling brown sugar and cinnamon i mixed all three together and spread it. well, again this recipe rocked! thanks monstermama!  -  08 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)