Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cinnamon Biscuit Fans

I've made cinnamon biscuits for you before, but I was intrigued with the fan presentation of these.  Who can resist the sweet layers of cinnamon and sugar in these pretty breakfast  fan biscuits?  These look fussy to make but are easy peasy, lemon squeezy to make.  A knife, a ruler, and a muffin tin, a bowl, and you are nearly there! Let me show you how.

Cinnamon Biscuits Fans

Makes 8 Biscuits

For the Biscuits
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, cold (equal to 16 teaspoons, or 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon)
3/4 cup milk

For the Filling
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 teaspoons milk (or amount required to drizzle)

Preheat oven to 425*F. Grease 8 regular sized muffin cups. 

In a large bowl, mix the flour, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, baking powder and salt.  Cut in the firm butter using a pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through the ingredients in opposite directions), until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.  Stir in just enough milk so the dough leaves the side of the bowl and forms a ball. 

The the dough onto a lightly flowered surface.  Knead lightly 10 times.

On a lightfly floured surface, roll dough into 12 x 10 inch rectangle.

Spread 3 tablespoons butter over rectangle.  Mix 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the rectangle.

With the long side of the rectangle facing you, cut crosswise into six 10" x 2" strips.  

Stacks strips.  Cut strips crosswise into eight pieces.

I cut in half, lay the two stacks of strips in front of me, cut stacks in half again, cut in half again. 

Place cut sides up in muffin cups.

Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.  Immediately remove from muffin cups to cooling rack.

In medium bowl combine all the glaze ingredients and stir until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.  Place the cooling rack over a large plate lor cookie sheet to catch any dripping glaze (I just rested my cooling rack on  my muffin tin ~ no point in dirtying up another dish.).  Drizzle glaze over warm biscuits.  Serve warm.

I hope you enjoy these.  These are quite sweet, but go down a treat!


  1. Oh my goodness, Katie. These look divine. I love to eat stuff like this in layers -- makes it last longer! I think I might could pull this off!

  2. Oh, these look so delicious and me trying to lose a few pounds. I'm bookmarking them and WILL try them eventually. Wish I had one now for my evening snack, lol.

  3. Hubby will love these, thank you for sharing!!

  4. Oh wow, those look so neat and of course delicious :) bookmarking for sure :D

  5. I don't think anyone could resist these yummy layers!

  6. Katie, these cinnamon biscuits rock. I would eat these until they were gone. I love yeasty cinnamon bread.



  7. These look yummy. Could you send me one right now? Thanks.

  8. They look so yummy, I can almost smell them! I may have to try these this weekend as a special treat for my hubby.

  9. Thanks Katy..cinnamon treats of any kind are always popular here:)I've been meaning to make these and now I will.

  10. oooh, YUMMY! i just picture myself savoring each little layer with a hot cup of tea. love these!

  11. These look so delicious, Katy! I have company coming next Thursday (who are staying through the weekend) and have been driving myself crazy, trying to come up with different meal ideas. I think these would be PERFECT for breakfast one morning!

  12. Hi old friend, I have been out of the blogging world awhile. I really love this recipe!

  13. Another great breakfast idea. You are making my Labor Day with family easy Katy.

  14. Awesome! These are like mini-versions of the cinnamon-sugar pull-apart bread we love so much!!

  15. Wow, those look beautiful. I am so in the mood for something with loads of cinnamon!

  16. Thank you Katy for your recent visit to my blog. I'd lost your link and so now I'm so happy to have found you again! These cinnamon biscuits look too tasty, lol!

  17. BuyAionAccount, this is more decidedly a biscuit :) Just gussied up a bit!

    Joyful, glad you found me again.

  18. Katy, these are lovely. If they are half as tasty as they look, this is a winner for sure.

  19. You've left me no choice. I now have to run down the block to the farm stand to see if there are any fresh cinnamon rolls today.

    Easy peasy for you, perhaps, not me! They look heavenly, Katy. I swear I can smell them from here!

    Thanks for sharing...

  20. Yes, going to make these...they look mighty tasty...thanks for the tutorial! Blessings, K

  21. Hello:

    Revenue looks delicious.

    A kiss.


  22. Very rich and crisp look absolutely beautiful, hugs ..

  23. These look absolutely yummy. I must make them. They look like fun to make.

  24. I'm sorry, I'm confused by the butter amount. Is it 1/3 cup or is it 15 Tbsp?
    I'm easily confused!!! But those aren't the same amounts are are they?

  25. Thanks for the catch! I was trying to be helpful in giving math equivalents and ended up with math compounded with typing errors. YIKES. You know what they say about no good deed...

    Thank you again for bringing this to my attention. I appreciate it!


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