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Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits

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My dad makes the world’s best cinnamon rolls. Luckily, he has taught me how to make them so I can enjoy his cinnamon rolls even when he is not around. They are fairly easy to make, but they do take some time. I was craving cinnamon rolls over the weekend, but wasn’t in the mood to spend all morning in the kitchen. Instead, I made Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits. These cinnamon layered biscuits taste similar to a gooey pull-apart cinnamon roll, but are super simple to make. Josh and I had these babies in and out of the oven in no time.

The biscuits are made with heavy cream instead of butter. We cut the biscuit dough into eight large squares and put four of the squares in an 8×8 pan.

Next, we sprinkled the dough with brown sugar, cinnamon, and cinnamon chips. We put the remaining squares on top of the filling and pressed the edges to seal the biscuits together. We topped the biscuits with more cinnamon chips and let them bake for about 15 minutes.

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When the biscuits were slightly cooled, we drizzled a creamy glaze over the entire pan. The glaze seeped down into the biscuits adding a dose of extra sweetness to the biscuits. I cut the biscuits into squares and we sat down to indulge in our weekend breakfast treat.

I don’t think either of us said a word at the breakfast table. We were too busy devouring our Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits. The biscuit dough is rich, fluffy, and tender. The tunnel of cinnamon sugar goodness along with the sweet cream glaze takes these biscuits to a whole new level.

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These satiny sweet biscuits melt in your mouth and will make you want seconds. I told myself I was only going to have one biscuit, but I couldn’t stay away from the pan. I kept going back to the pan for one more bite. By the end of the day I think my “one more bite” turned into three more biscuits. Oops! :)

If you are feeling lazy, but in the mood for a divine breakfast treat-you have to make these Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits.  I love my dad’s cinnamon rolls, but when I am craving a cinnamon breakfast treat and don’t have enough time, this is my new “go to” recipe. These cinnamon biscuits are too easy to make. So easy that I am already thinking about making another pan. I might be in trouble with this recipe:)

Update-I’ve had a lot of questions about where to buy cinnamon chips. I buy Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips and I can usually find them at Dan’s Market and Fresh Market in Utah. If you can’t find them in a store near you, you can order them online here.

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Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits

Yield: 4 huge biscuits or 9 regular biscuits

Cook Time: 14-16 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups heavy cream, divided
1/2 cup cinnamon chips, divided
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and salt, breaking up any large clumps in the brown sugar. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of the cream and mix just until combined. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a long, thick rectangle. The dough will be firm, yet wet and sticky.

3. Slice the rectangle into 8 equally-sized squares. Lay four of the squares in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and half of the cinnamon chips over each square. Place the remaining biscuit dough squares on top and lightly press the edges to seal. Top the biscuits with the remaining cinnamon chips.

4. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until the biscuits are slightly golden brown on the outside and just cooked through. Remove from the oven and use a knife to spread and smear the hot cinnamon chips on top of the biscuits.

5. Whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup cream, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract. Lightly drizzle the biscuits with this glaze. Serve immediately.

Recipe slightly adapted from The Kitchn

If you like these Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits, you might also like:

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Quick and Easy Cinnamon Butter Buns from Baked Bree
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120 Responses to “Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits”

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  1. Kate — September 12, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    Oh thanks! I was just thinking of your dad’s cinnamon rolls recipe and the Cranberry Orange Cinnamon rolls and wishing I had more time….I think I’ll give this one a go! And maybe add raisins or dried cranberries.
    – Kate

  2. Kathryn — September 12, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    What a good idea! They look awesome and I love the combination of biscuit and that wonderful glaze.

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — September 12, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    These look soooo good! My grandma made the world’s best cinnamon rolls with lots of icing just like your biscuits.

    Great recipe! Makes me want to start baking :)

  4. Rosa — September 12, 2011 @ 4:54 am

    What amazing biscuits! They look incredibly scrumptious. I love their texture.



  5. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots — September 12, 2011 @ 5:52 am

    This looks most excellent…the perfect weekend breakfast. :-)

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet — September 12, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    oh my gosh… these are genius! i absolutely love this idea!

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 12, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    Oh me, oh my! These look lovely!

  8. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 12, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    OMG, love this idea! I will be saving this recipe to make asap!

  9. Heather (Heather's Dish) — September 12, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    this is so dangerous…i could eat the whole pan without even blinking!

  10. sabriena — September 12, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    Oh this is going in my to try folder. These look delicious.

  11. Melissa @ Baking For The Boys — September 12, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    OK, seriously, this page popped up and out of my mouth came, “ohhhhhhhh!” Looks so good!

  12. Erica — September 12, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Totally divine! Where did you find the chips?? Im always on the lookout for them!! I keep waiting for your big announcement:)

    • Two Peas replied: — September 12th, 2011 @ 10:15 am

      Hershey’s makes the cinnamon chips. I can find them at a few stores in Utah-in the baking aisle. You can also order them online. I hope you can find some!

  13. Bev Weidner — September 12, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    Do you realize what you’ve just done to me? I’ll NEVER BE THE SAME.


  14. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — September 12, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Oh good grief, I think I need my eyes checked!!!! I thought the post title said “Goosey Cinnamon Biscuits”!! I’m thinking, “Goosey??!! LOL!!
    I’m SO glad they’re not goosey, these look SO much better than anything goosey would, whatever that may be.
    Love cinnamon rolls, but they do take an awfully long time to prepare. Glad you’ve come up with an alternative – can’t wait to try!

  15. megan @ whatmegansmaking — September 12, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    I made these too! But with a homemade cinnamon sugar filling since I didn’t have any cinnamon chips. SO GOOD! and so easy. :)

  16. Meg — September 12, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Maria those look amazing! the perfect alternative to cinnamon rolls which are my favorite breakfast to make when we have company!

  17. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — September 12, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    These look delicious and more important, simple and easy. Trust me, when Baby comes, you are REALLY going to appreciate these types of recipes ^_~

  18. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 12, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    Fantastic! Secretly, if a recipe has “gooey” in the little I want it regardless of the ingredients. :)

  19. Lauren from Lauren's Latest — September 12, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    These sound so evil and delicious!

  20. Paula — September 12, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    They look divine!!! Where do you get cinnamon chips? I’ve been looking for them and can’t find them.

    • Two Peas replied: — September 12th, 2011 @ 10:14 am

      I find cinnamon chips at Dan’s and Fresh Market in Utah. Hershey’s makes them.

  21. brandi — September 12, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    i am definitely going to try this! i love cinnamon rolls, but these do look so much easier :)

  22. Lori @ RecipeGirl — September 12, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    I’ll go with these! I love the idea of making cinnamon rolls into biscuits!

  23. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — September 12, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    eating just one would have been the ultimate test of willpower. I would’ve failed miserably!

  24. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — September 12, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    These are evil!! Both in their ease and their deliciousness. :)

  25. Pamc — September 12, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    My cinnamon roll loving kids will really, really LOVE these!

  26. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — September 12, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    Such a fun idea on a busy morning!

  27. Courtney — September 12, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That actually looks better to me than regular cinnamon rolls. Thanks!!

  28. Karly — September 12, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    Ooh, these look so delicious!

  29. Amy @ A Little Nosh — September 12, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    Where do you get cinnamon chips? I’ve never seen them!

  30. Joanne — September 12, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    I LOVE that these are lower maintenance than cinnamon rolls but just as delicious!

  31. HeatherChristo — September 12, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    Holy Cow!!!! these look incredible. When I was pregnant with each of my girls, all I did was eat cinnamon rolls, cinnamon pull apart bread, etc. This reminds me of that time. delicious!!

  32. natalie (the sweets life) — September 12, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    this looks like a wonderful way to start the weekend–and I love that it’s easier than cinnamon rolls!

  33. Estela @ Weekly Bite — September 12, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    These would’ve been great with my morning coffee! They look delicious :)

  34. sweetsugarbelle — September 12, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    I might be in trouble too! When I saw cinnamon rolls I got happy…when I read takes awhile I got sad…then, when I read that this was a quick version I got happy all over again! Great recipe. This is the second time I’ve heard of cinnamon chips but I’ve never tried them. Guess I better go track some down!

  35. karen — September 12, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    These look really great! I was wondering if you thought these could be frozen and then baked straight from the freezer? Thanks again!

    • Two Peas replied: — September 13th, 2011 @ 10:24 am

      I haven’t tried freezing them, but if you try it let me know.

  36. Kelley — September 12, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Oh Lordy these look insanely addictive and delicious. How I could have used a pan of these curled up watching the US Open yesterday!

  37. sarah@spinach and spice — September 12, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

    Something about the whole “rolling” thing scares me out of making cinnamon rolls.. this is the perfect alternative! Awesome recipe

  38. Tessa — September 12, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    LOVE how fast these are! Nothing like getting your cinnamon fix in 15 minutes :)

  39. Stephanie — September 12, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Oh my! These look divine! My mouth is watering! So glad to have an easy alternative to cinnamon rolls!

  40. Tracey — September 12, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    You don’t have to twist my arm Maria, these look fantastic!

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