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Frosted Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits

 Frosted Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits
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.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

  • 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).
  • Drop batter into 12 mounds 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425° for 12-16 minutes or until golden brown.
  • For frosting, combine the sugar, butter, vanilla and enough water to

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Frosted Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • achieve desired consistency. Frost warm biscuits. Serve immediately.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 235 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.