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 User ID: 4560950 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 User ID: 4504744 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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