Glazed Cinnamon Biscuits

Wonderfully simple glazed cinnamon biscuits. A "fake cinnamon roll" easy enough even for the most inexperienced cook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 biscuits
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Mix dry ingredients of 2 1/4 cups flour, one tablespoon baking powder, one teaspoon salt, one teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 cup sugar. Mix well.
  • Cut in 1/4 cup butter. (see notes for cheat)
  • Add 3/4 cup milk, one egg, one teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Mix until completely combined. Then roll into a log and cut into eight equal slices.
  • Spray a baking sheet with PAM. Place biscuits on baking sheet. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and brush tops.
  • Bake until golden brown. About 18-20 minutes.
  • While biscuits are baking combine one cup of powder sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1-2 tablespoons to make glaze the thickness you want.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cook for about 5 minutes before glazing.


The "cutting in" of the butter is what puts most people off from a recipe like this. If you want to "cheat" then melt the butter or use oil. It won't be quite as "flaky" but excellent anyways.
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Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.6mg