Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sweets on Sunday Morning

We woke up to dark skies and torrential downpours, and when our stomachs began to make strange hungry noises, I decided our cozy morning needed something kicked up a few notches past just bacon and eggs. And since healthy eating deserves rewards every now and then, something baked and fluffy was in order and with frosting was enough to tip me over the edge. Cinnamon rolls seemed too labor some and just plain biscuits weren't going to do the trick. I quickly typed cinnamon biscuits into Google and the treat below was on our breakfast plates in no time! Healthy? Not at all. Delicious? We went back for seconds. And thirds. And ladies, if you want fourths...hide these from your husbands!

Glazed Cinnamon Biscuits
recipe from

2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. butter, divided
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon (I added more)

1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
5 tsp. milk
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Cut in 4 tablespoons of butter until the mixture turns into coarse crumbs. Stir in milk until moistened and doughy. Knead 8-10 times on a lightly floured surface. Roll into an 8x11" rectangle, leaving it about 1/2" thick. Melt remaining butter and brush over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, then roll up like a jelly roll, starting from the long edge. Cut into 10-12 equal pieces and place in a greased 8 in. square baking pan. Brush with remaining butter. Bake at 450 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients and spread over warm biscuits.

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