Cinnamon-Sugar Fan Biscuits Recipe

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"I love to bake," says Doris Heath from Franklin, North Carolina. "The recipe for these layered homemade biscuits came from a lady in Florida years ago. They're so easy when you need a breakfast treat for company."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 415 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Roll or pat into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter.
  3. Cut into five 2-in. strips; stack strips on top of each other. Cut into six 2-in. pieces; place cut side down in six greased muffin cups. Bake at 425° for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 6 biscuits, 6 servings, 1 per serving.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Sugar Fan Biscuits in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p17

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