Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cinnamon Raisin Glazed Biscuits

With the glaze....

My stomach is growling just thinking about these wonderful biscuits.  I made these a few days ago - without the cinnamon and glaze - and I was going to post them but I wanted to take them to the next level.  Both versions of these biscuits are absolutely perfect.  They're buttery, sweet, soft, fluffy, moist, full of juicy raisins and laced with a delicious cinnamon swirl.  The icing just takes them >above and beyond<.  If you prefer a less sweet biscuit, then you can omit the glaze...but if you're like me and have a major sweet tooth, then I definitely recommend it.  Also, if you're not a fan of cinnamon (I've never met anyone who isn't a fan of cinnamon, but who knows...), then feel free to omit that as well.  These biscuits without the glaze and cinnamon are more of a buttery, lightly sweet, tea biscuit, but are still incredible.  They taste best warm from the oven, but are still awesome at room temperature the next day.  Both versions are great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack.

Yield: 8 large biscuits

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk, or as needed
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
desired amount of cinnamon (I used about 1/4 teaspoon)
  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Soak raisins in water for 10 minutes; drain, pat dry, and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a knife or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir milk into the flour mixture until just moistened. Add the drained raisins. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the dough, and fold in or swirl through with a knife until just blended (this does not need to be evenly distributed; since it can be a cinnamon swirl).  Shape biscuits with lightly floured hands or turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll the dough out into a 3/4 to 1-inch thick round. Cut dough with a biscuit cutter and place onto the prepared baking sheet.  Let rest at least 10 minutes.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. For glaze, combine all the glaze ingredients until desired consistency is reached and drizzle over hot biscuits.


  1. Thanks for sharing Taylor. They look SO yummy!! These have "must try" all over them... like how there is even cinnamon in the glaze. :)

    1. Thanks!! Definitely try them! They will for sure be a hit with your family(: