Brown Sugar Biscuits

I recently asked my husband if there was something special that he'd like us to include in our Holiday menu this year and he quickly responded with, "Brown Sugar Biscuits."

I'd never heard of them; but they sound delightful and I'll be giving them a try for Christmas this year. Evidently they aren't really a biscuit, but a roll. Either way, how can you go wrong with flour, cinnamon and brown sugar? ~ Liz Rhoades

Brown Sugar Biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet, or use parchment paper.
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.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.  Check on them often! 


  1. I am going to give them a try, Marie - the look yummy (and easy!)

  2. Mmm - they look fab!

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