These wannabe cinnamon rolls are so easy to throw together. So easy in fact that they made a perfect stress-free birthday breakfast at my house last month. I got the recipe from my mom at Anissa's Kitchen. I promise they won't disappoint your tastebuds- although they could be disappointing for your waistline! :)
Cinnamon Stack Biscuits
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbs. sugar
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
Combine all of the dry ingredients, then cut in shortening with a pastry cutter until mixed well and slightly crumbly.
Then, slowly stir in:
2/3 cup milk
When dough begins to clump, knead with hands for about 30 seconds, or until dough forms a ball. Flour your surface to prevent sticking, and roll out your dough in a rectangle. Cut off edges to make perfectly straight sides of your rectangle.
Next, apply the filling:
3/4 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 HEAPING Tbs. cinnamon
Spread filling evenly to each edge of the rectangle. Cut rectangle from left to right (long-ways) into 5 strips and stack directly on top of one another, so you have a 5-layer single stack.
Cut into 12 equal pieces and flip each individual piece into a cupcake tin. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 400. While they are in the oven, make icing:
1 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs. water
Mix together. It should be fairly thick.
Drizzle each biscuit with icing while still warm to enable it to melt. Serve and enjoy!