Old Fashioned Cinnamon Biscuits

This recipe for my mom’s Cinnamon Biscuits is easy, fast, frugal, and flavourful! They are a dry biscuit base, instead of the classic cinnamon roll yeast bun. You can add a glaze to them if you wish, we always ate them with a little fresh butter instead.

Cinnamon Biscuits are a great recipe to make as a family, with many steps being kid friendly.  We can almost guarantee this will become a family tradition in your household as well. 

To get started, you will need a 9×9 pan, a large bowl, a smaller bowl, pastry cutter or fork, and a sharp knife or dental floss to cut the biscuit log.


  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour, sifted
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 375° and grease 9×9 pan.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or fork.The mixture will be lumpy. Make a well in the center and add eggs and milk.
  • Stir to combine and make a firm but slightly sticky dough.
  • Knead in a bowl or on a flat surface 4 or 5 times to make sure the dough is well formed.
  • Roll out into a rectangle and to desired thickness (1/4 to 1/2 inch).In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Spread sugar mixture over dough, leaving about 3/4 to 1 inch bare on one long side of the rectangle.
  • Roll up loosely at first to keep the sugar mixture inside Roll. Once you reach the side with bare dough, fold it over and pinch a little to hold it together.
  • Use a sharp knife or dental floss to cut the log into 1-inch portions and place it in a baking pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 30 minutes, then remove the cinnamon biscuits from the oven, let cool and enjoy!

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