Recipe by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
I had these for the first time at my sister-in-law's when I was staying with them as a teen. They are now a much loved tradition in my home too. Any time it snows, the kids beg me to make them. I've changed them just a bit by adding the nuts but they are good with or without them. For an Orange Cinnamon variation see Orange Cinnamon Biscuits.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted (or very soft)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- chopped pecans (optional)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening.
- Add milk and 1 tsp. vanilla; stir with fork just until dough leaves sides of bowl.
- Roll dough out, on lightly floured surface, into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle.
- Brush top with butter (I prefer to use soft butter rather than melted).
- Combine cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle evenly over dough.
- Sprinkle with chopped pecans (or other nuts or raisins) if desired.
- Roll up, starting on long side.
- Cut into 1/2 inch thick rounds.
- Place rounds, with sides just touching, in greased 9" round pan.
- Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and drizzle with glaze, serve warm.
- For glaze: Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.