Find out how to make these perfectly sweet cinnamon sugar drop biscuits, topped with a simple glaze, and enjoy a delicious yet easy breakfast!
Cinnamon sugar drop biscuits with glaze are tender and fluffy, topped with sparkling cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of sweet glaze!
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Biscuits are one of the best breads to make if you’re a beginner bread-maker, because they don’t require any yeast or time for the dough to rise.
And let’s be honest–as moms, we rarely have a lot of extra time to spend in the kitchen.
What I love about these cinnamon sugar drop biscuits is the fact that they feel special, sort of the same way homemade pancakes do. These aren’t just ordinary, plain Jane biscuits here. They’re topped with sparkly cinnamon sugar, then drizzled with a sweet glaze. This definitely takes it up a notch, but without adding a lot of extra effort!
I think these biscuits are perfect for a Christmas breakfast (or any holiday, for that matter!), or a family member’s birthday breakfast, or even just a weekend breakfast when you want to bring a smile to everyone’s face!
Tips and Tricks for Making Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits
When you’re making biscuits, it’s important to use cold butter and cold buttermilk. This allows the dough to be cold when it goes into the oven, which helps the outside crisp up a bit and helps the biscuit not go flat.
A lot of recipes call for cold butter cut into cubes, which you then work with a pastry blender or food processor in order to cut the butter into the flour. For years, this is how I made biscuits.
I recently discovered a simple hack that makes this process so much easier, and that is grating the cold butter! I simply take the stick of butter and grate it with my box grater, just as I would grate a block of cheese. This creates smaller pieces of butter that are easier to work into the flour without overworking the dough.
It’s important to mix the dough as little as possible, because overworking the dough can result in tough biscuits. So when you add the liquid to the dry ingredients, you want to only mix until it’s evenly moistened.
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits
It’s really easy to make these sweet drop biscuits! You start by mixing together the dry ingredients. Then, grate the butter and add it to the flour mixture, using a pastry blender or two forks to cut in the butter until the particles are pea-sized.
Next, you’ll add in some buttermilk and gently stir to form a sticky dough.
Then scoop the dough out onto a cookie sheet, brush with butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Pop them in the oven to bake.
When they come out, let them cool just slightly and then drizzle them with a glaze while they’re still warm. Yum!
These are perfect served warm with a cup of hot tea or coffee!
- --For the Biscuits:--
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 sticks cold butter (12 Tbsp), grated
- 1 cup buttermilk (see notes below)
- --For Cinnamon Sugar Topping:--
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 Tbsp sugar + 1/2 tsp cinnamon, mixed together
- --For Glaze:--
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 450F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt, whisking together.
- Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut grated butter into the flour mixture, until particles are about the size of peas or smaller.
- Add in buttermilk, stirring gently to form a sticky dough (avoid overworking the dough).
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop out dough into 12 rounds, placing onto the baking sheet, leaving a couple of inches between each scoop.
- In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar for topping.
- Brush melted butter on the top of each biscuit, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, until biscuits are turning golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- While baking, whisk together the glaze ingredients until smooth.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly for a couple of minutes. Drizzle with glaze while warm.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
If you don't have any buttermilk on hand, you can add 1.5 Tablespoons of white vinegar to a measuring cup, then add milk until you reach the 1 cup mark. Stir and let it stand for a few minutes while the milk "sours" into buttermilk.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 455mg Carbohydrates: 40g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 21g Protein: 3g