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Frosted Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits Recipe

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I created this recipe several years ago after sampling something similar at a popular chain restaurant. These easy drop biscuits are a great accompaniment to a country-style breakfast.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 5 teaspoons warm water

Nutritional Facts

235 calories: 1 each, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a floured surface; sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon. Knead 8-10 times (cinnamon will have a marbled appearance).
  2. Drop batter into 12 mounds 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 12-16 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. For frosting, combine the sugar, butter, vanilla and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Frost warm biscuits. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits in Best of Country Breads 2000, p96


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