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Brown Sugar Biscuits Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Brown Sugar Biscuits

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"These yummy rolls aren't really biscuits, but they're named after rolls I used to get at my local bakery. My family thinks they're sweet enough without icing, but a simple powdered sugar one would be nice."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet, or use parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in milk and vanilla. Knead briefly on a floured surface. Roll out into a large rectangle, 1/2 inch thick. Spread softened butter onto surface of dough. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over butter. Roll tightly, and cut into 12 equal slices. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2003

oh, good heavens are these delicious! I was desparate to play with some dough in my dorm and have some breakfast food in my room for when I dash out the door in the morning. I was running low on my baking supplies and didn't have any yeast, so I was very excited to have found a recipe without much preparation time needed. I mixed up some glaze to put on top-oh, how they melted in my mouth! I got a lot of dirty looks when I told others I wasn't sharing (I ended up sharing anyway-grrrr) and now I have only four left. I am going to make these all the time now! talk about giving me a good reason to wake up in the morning! The only modification I made was I mixed the filling together and THEN spread it on the dough-I made a little more filling than called for and poured the extra on the bottom of the baking pan before I placed the rolls in it. This makes them nice and gooy on the one side.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

In spite of what the introduction says, these tasted like nothing more than baking powder biscuits with a cinnamon sugar swirl. That in itself was pretty unique. I can also see where one would need to frost with a cream cheese or powdered sugar glaze. Though the instructions say to bake for 15-20 minutes, mine were overbaked at 14. Fresh from the oven, these have a wonderful taste, but after they sit for an hour or so, they taste like a b.p. biscuit with a little cinnamon sugar. Pretty dry for my gang. Thanks anyway, monstermama.

Oct 30, 2003

From some of the other reviews, it sounded like they were expecting your traditional cinnamon rolls (the kind that requires yeast). These are not like that at all, and what I got are more like what the name suggests: brown sugar and cinnamon biscuits (contrary to what the author of the recipe claims). They have the flaky consistency of biscuits but with a sweet twist. Still very tasty though, and so quick and easy if you're craving cinnamon rolls but don't have all the time needed for it...

Oct 30, 2003

these biscuits were pretty good! i was surprised after reading all the bad reviews but i decided to give it a try anyway- i was out of cream of tartar so i just skipped that ingredient but it came out great! a tip for others- make sure you flour your surface and hands alot before rolling the dough because it was a little sticky. instead of spreading the butter and then sprinkling brown sugar and cinnamon i mixed all three together and spread it. well, again this recipe rocked! thanks monstermama!

Oct 30, 2003

Quick and easy. Tasted great. Kids loved them and so did the picky hubby.

Oct 11, 2008

I made these rolls again yesterday and they are so fantastic! They are easy and quick and a great knockoff for cinnamon rolls. They bake up a bit flaky but soft and the next day are terrific popped in the microwave. I make a simple cream cheese frosting to top them, pair them with fruit and we are set for breakfast. I will continue to make these great rolls. Yum!!

Oct 30, 2003

I don't know what I did wrong here. My dough was really dry. It wouldn't roll properly and fell apart while I was cutting it. I was so disappointed but somehow the biscuits still turned out great! I'll definitely try it again on a better day. Maybe add a little more brown sugar to the dough next time.

Oct 30, 2003

This is my first attempt at making homemade cinnamon rolls...I had some of the same problems as previous reviewer amberlyn, the dough did fall apart when cutting them but they still turned out pretty good once baked. Not as fluffy as I would have liked but I think that can be improved when I try these again in the future. I drizzled a powdered sugar "sauce" over all and were still tasty despite flaws.


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  • Calories
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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