Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits Recipe
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Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits Recipe

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My husband, children, in-laws and grandchildren really enjoy these biscuits! They're especially good for breakfast, but can be served at any meal.
Recommended: Biscuits
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 257 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and raisins; stir just until combined.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead just until smooth, about 2 minutes. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. round biscuit cutter; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  3. Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients. Drizzle over warm biscuits. Yield: 8-10 biscuits.
Originally published as Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits in Country Extra March 1994, p47

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Nawlinzlady User ID: 8209914 217705
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"They were really great fresh out the oven, but the next day they were really dry. What can I do to ensure they are not dry?"

Semmy4Ever User ID: 6048364 37978
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"They were really good gone the day I made them!"

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