Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

This incredible breakfast treat has the lightness of a biscuit and the sweetness of a cinnamon roll. For even more fun, try adding your favorite ingredients—like raisins or crumbled bacon—to the filling. Tip: Want to make this recipe ahead of time? Cover the baked rolls with plastic wrap or foil and freeze overnight. The next morning, allow the rolls to thaw and warm them in the oven. You can make the icing that morning, or you can freeze the rolls frosted.

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Filling:

  • 4

    Tbsp butter, softened

  • ½

    cup brown sugar

  • 1

    Tbsp ground cinnamon

  • 1

    tsp nutmeg

  • ¾

    cup toasted chopped pecans

  • Dough:

  • 2-¾

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    Tbsp brown sugar

  • 2

    tsp baking powder

  • ½

    tsp salt

  • 1-½

    cups buttermilk

  • Icing:

  • 2

    oz cream cheese, softened

  • 7

    Tbsp butter

  • 1

    tsp vanilla extract

  • 2

    Tbsp milk

  • 1-½

    cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¼

    tsp salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F. To prepare the filling, combine the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans in a small bowl. Set aside. To prepare the dough, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse. As you pulse the flour mixture, slowly pour in the buttermilk and mix until the dough just starts to come together. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. With floured hands, knead the dough until smooth. Be careful not to over-knead. Roll the dough into a 1/2" thick rectangle about 9" x 13" wide. Crumble the filling mixture over the surface of the dough, leaving 1" bare along 1 long side. Starting with the long side that has the filling mixture, roll the dough into a tight cylinder. Slice the cylinder into 9 equal rounds and place the rounds, cut-side-down, onto an ungreased 8" x 8" baking dish. Bake for 30–35 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool. To prepare the icing, fit a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and then beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the vanilla and milk. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar and salt and mix until smooth. Smear the icing over the cooled biscuits.


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