Cinnamon Roll Biscuits – A simple warm delight

The comfort of home is written on every buttery bite of these moreish doughy cinnamon roll biscuits. Served warm with a powdered sugar glaze, they’re guaranteed to please the sugar craver in you. Make these for breakfast or as a hearty snack and be prepared to bake another batch the very next day. They’ll be gone before you can say cinnamon roll bisc…. 🙂

Good evening, everybody!

Nothing warms you up in this extremely cold stormy weather hitting most cities of the world quite like a warm sugary treat. I must admit I haven’t been watching my weight much lately. It’s always harder to stick to your health goals in winter than it is in summer. Blame it on the cold! But I know a little sugar will sweeten up my family’s smiles and that’s why baking desserts is one of my guilty pleasures. 

Yesterday I picked up my notebook on which I stored some really old recipes I’d gathered since my newly-wed days. I quickly skimmed through the pages in search of my cinnamon roll biscuit recipe. I remember that recipe being a big hit on the Blackberry Messenger cooking group I was a part of some 5 years ago (seems like ancient history now!) The ladies in the group quickly adopted my recipe claiming it was a massive success with their kiddos and families, and developed sweet and savory variations with my tasty dough base. I really don’t remember the author of the recipe nor the link where I got it from. It really just says “cinnamon roll biscuits” in my notebook and states the ingredients only. The preparation method is also missing, so I’m taking that I either must have been in a hurry to copy the method or thought I was too smart to follow instructions to the letter. Well, either explanations reflect me. Guilty!

The whiff of cinnamon in this recipe is breathtaking and what makes it even more appealing is the texture of the dough. It is neither too soft and soggy nor cookie-like hard. It rests in that comforting middle, bringing delight to every sense that savors it. I’m not really a good candidate for preparing doughs, I actually hate making dough altogether, but this simple minimal-kneading dough makes the process so much fun and enjoyable. I felt like a pastry chef dipping my fists into it, gently squeezing it and forming it into a ball. If you’re not confident about your dough-making skills, this recipe will give you a boost! 

I know nobody likes all the blabbing that precedes a much-awaited recipe ingredients section, so I’ll just cut to the chase now. Don’t forget to share this recipe with the ones you love, you’ll be tempted to eat the whole batch by yourself. Trust me on this one 😉

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits


For the dough:


2 cups white flour

1 tsp baking soda

3 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cups of milk

1/2 cup of cold butter, cut into cubes

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the cinnamon sugar filling:


1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

3 tbsp butter, melted

To prepare the dough, mix all the dry ingredients first, cutting the butter into the mixture until it’s crumbly and gradually adding in the milk. Knead a few times. If the dough gets warm, form into a ball and place into the fridge for 20-30 mins. 

Make the cinnamon sugar mixture by adding the sugars to melted butter in a separate bowl. Set aside.

Roll the chilled dough on a floured surface with a rolling pin, thinning it out as much as possible. Slather some melted butter on top of the dough and spread your cinnamon sugar mixture evenly to cover near the edges as well. Carefully roll the dough to form a cylinder shape. With a sharp knife, cut cylinder into circles 3 cm in width and place on ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 mins or until bottoms are slightly browned. Don’t overbake. 

Remove sheet from oven and allow to cool slightly before removing cookies. Store in an airtight container. That is, if they last that long, hehe 

N.B. Please note that ovens may vary so keep an eye on those babies. You don’t want to ruin your good work! 

Serve warm drizzled with powdered sugar glaze or just the way they are. They’re awesome either way. 

If you ever try this recipe, please do let me know in the comments below. 

Have a warm and restful Monday eve. 

Lots of sweet love, 

~ Zeina





Author: Zeina

I'm a Lebanese translation and editing professional. Juggling parenthood and a home-based freelance career is no easy task, especially for a (hopefully recovering) perfectionist. I'm also an introvert, so yes this explains the tagline "I write better than I speak" :) Hope you enjoy your stay here!

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