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Glazed Cranberry Biscuits

 Glazed Cranberry Biscuits
My family likes biscuits for breakfast. One Sunday, I decided to make those golden goodies extra special by adding white chips, dried cranberries and a simple orange glaze.
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in
  • shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in
  • milk and orange juice just until moistened. Stir in cranberries and
  • baking chips.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat or
  • roll out to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit
  • cutter.
  • Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for

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Glazed Cranberry Biscuits (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned. In a small bowl, combine the
  • confectioners' sugar, orange juice and extract; drizzle over
  • biscuits. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 biscuit equals 285 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.