Cinnamon-Raisin Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
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Cinnamon-Raisin Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

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“I modeled this recipe after a favorite restaurant treat,” explains Myrna Itterman from Aberdeen, South Dakota. “They're excellent at brunch with a steaming cup of tea or coffee.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 370 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon; cut in shortening until crumbly. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle raisins over dough; knead 2 or 3 times. Pat to 3/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.
  2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over biscuits. Serve warm. Yield: 4 biscuits.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Raisin Buttermilk Biscuits in Cooking for 2 Fall 2005, p9

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4Appys 146216
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"I haven't made these YET but can anyone tell me if you can use sour milk in place of the buttermilk?"

mollyque 66171
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"My batch came out a bit dry... I think I had too much flour on my surface when kneading. Great flavor though- will definitely try this recipe again."

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