Buttons and Bows

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


1 dozen buttons and bows

Updated: Mar. 15, 2022
Biscuit mix hurries along these nutmeg-spiced buttons and bowknots. They're a fun breakfast treat to enjoy on a snowy morning. Serve with hot chocolate or coffee for dunking.
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  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, 2 tablespoons sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Combine egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a heavily floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter; set centers aside for buttons.
  3. For bows, twist each circle to form a figure eight; place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Place buttons on another greased baking sheet. Bake for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Brush tops of buttons and bows with butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.

Can you freeze Buttons and Bows?

Freeze cooled biscuits in resealable plastic freezer bags, putting the bows in one bag and buttons in another. To use, place bows on one baking sheet and buttons on another. Heat in a preheated 350° oven 6-8 minutes for bows and 2-4 minutes for buttons or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 143 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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