Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits

By Maria Lichty

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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! πŸ™‚

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

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  • 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


  • Heat the oven to 425Β°F. Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan and set aside.
  • 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 ½ 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.
  • 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, ½ 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.
  • 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.
  • Whisk together the remaining ½ cup cream, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract. Lightly drizzle the biscuits with this glaze. Serve immediately.

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  1. 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. 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 πŸ™‚

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

    1. 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!

  4. 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!

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

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

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

  8. Fantastic! Secretly, if a recipe has “gooey” in the little I want it regardless of the ingredients. πŸ™‚

  9. 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!!

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

  11. 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!

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

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

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

  15. I’ll just echo everyone else–ooh, those do look de-lish. My boys would like those because they always want me to make cinnamon rolls, but I don’t always want to take that time to do it. I’m going to pretend I don’t see all the cream and just do it!

  16. Wow! I dont think I have ever actually licked my screen before. I mean, uh, not saying i did that or anything. πŸ˜‰

    Great job as always Miss Maria!!!

  17. I can’t stop drooling! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the comment on my rummy oatmeal cookies–knowing that I made YOU, the alltime cookie queen, crave cookies makes me insanely happy! πŸ™‚

  18. Oh my these look perfect to take or make on vacation., (anytime, really,but I am getting ready to go away for a few days , thus vacation on my mind ) Simple, delish and eaaaasy….
    For someone who asked abt the cinnamon chips, I use a company called Prepared Pantry out of Idaho, I think, and they also have REAL fruit chips, as in raspberry, strawberry and blueberry. Check it out.
    Thanks Maria for all the ‘ so good recipes’ that I now have to think about going on a diet…..well, maybe after I make these gooey biscuits !

  19. I just discovered your blog and love it! I’m having a group of teachers over this weekend for a working breakfast. Either the cinnamon rolls or biscuits will be on the menu. Thanks!

  20. I have to try these – I love anything cinnamon but am usually too lazy to bother making cinnamon buns (probably a good thing, actually). I have never seen cinnamon chips – will have to keep an eye out for them or try and find some next time I do a cross border trip to Bellingham.

  21. Wow! The filling and then the topping….heavenly. I bet this doesn’t last on the breakfast table for more than a few minutes! Thanks!

  22. Oh, yum! What a great option when you don’t want to take the time for cinnamon rolls. Definitely trying these.

  23. As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I needed to make it, ASAP. I almost made it last night, but then we decided to go out for frozen yogurt for dessert, so I decided to make them for breakfast this morning. Alas, to my utter disappointment, I only had 1 cup of cream. What else could I use for the other 1/2 cup? Yogurt! Plain Greek yogurt, to be exact. They turned out DIVINE. The other two tweaks I did were to smear about a tablespoon of butter over the first layer of biscuit dough before sprinkling on the brown sugar and cinnamon, and to use the buttermilk frosting recipe found on Eating Out Loud’s buttermilk cinnamon biscuit recipe (since I was out of cream.) Served with a cup of vanilla chai, this was an amazing breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

  24. I agree–I loooove cinnamon rolls, but unless I get up at the crack of dawn, they aren’t happening. They just take too long.

    THESE, however…sound like the perfect solution!!

  25. Hello! I’m in Italy, and here it’s impossible to find this chips πŸ™ , do you think I should use more cinn/sugar ? Love this recipe !Thank You πŸ˜‰

  26. Oh my goodness! These look so darn good, Maria. I can see why you didn’t say a word at breakfast – those certainly deserve a moment of silence.

  27. These look incredible, though I don’t have cinnamon chips in my local stores and the online price is a bit steep. Would they work just as well with whole-wheat flour?

    1. You can use extra cinnamon and sugar if you can’t find the chips. I haven’t tried the recipe with whole wheat. Let me know if you do!

  28. I am in Austin, TX and they have the Hershey’s cinnamon chips at our HEB. I use them for your banana cinnamon chip bread too, but I make that recipe into mini-muffins. Thanks, this recipe looks great!

  29. Oh my goodness Maria! These sound amazing! And so sinful! I love anything involving cinnamon, biscuits, and cinnamon roll. Wow! So good!
    I hope you are doing well! Been thinking about you. Only a few more weeks. So exciting!

  30. What a great idea to make cinnamons rolls in a biscuit form. It’s such a perfect way to make them. Just love this recipe….looks sooooo good.

  31. Do you think you could make them the night before and put them in the fridge over night? We are going tailgating this weekend and I think these would be wonderful but I don’t want to have to get up an earlier than I already am.

  32. The 2 cups of flour etc.. and 1-1/2 cups of cream got me a soupy mess. I added flour until it was merely a sticky mess. Anybody else try this yet?

  33. Wow, such a great shortcut method to satisfying a craving for cinnamon rolls! I love it. And I’m pretty sure those cinnamon chips are the best ‘chip’ ever – sooo addictive!

  34. Just made these for Thanksgiving breakfast tomorrow and of course had to eat a piece immediately. They are dee-lish!!! I can’t believe how easy they were to make. I didn’t have a problem working with the dough at all. No more canned cinnamon rolls will be served in this house!

  35. Maria, I am new to your blog and everything looks delish I cant wait to start trying your recipes. I too live in UT and was wondering where you buy your cinnamon chips, I am having a hard time finding them.

  36. Unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of these when I made them a few weeks ago. The dough was very tough to work with…worse than scone dough (which I’ve gotten used to by now). The dough was way too sticky. I also didn’t much care for the flavor of the dough.

    I added caramelized bananas and used chocolate chips instead of cinnamon chips (can’t find those around here). The filling was great, just not the dough. I’d like to try this with actual store-bought biscuits sometime…or something of that sort. My boyfriend loved them as is…maybe I’m juts a bit critical.

  37. OMG I can’t handle this right now… I’m currently obsessed with white chocolate cinnamon kettle corn and that’s made me obsessed with anything cinnamon (one of my favorite dessert flavors anyway, really). I need to make this ASAP!!!

  38. Do you think you could make these as individual biscuits on a baking sheet rather than in the pan? Do you think I would need to make any adjustments to do that?

    1. I haven’t tried making them as individual biscuits. You could cut them and place them on a pan and try it! Let me know if it works!

  39. I’m with you on the time crunch. These look AWESOME! My Father-in-Law loves anything with those cinnamon chips so I will have to give these a try for the in laws. Do you think it would work with home made half and half in place for the cream? I wish I had some heavy cream in my house. I am anxious to see!

  40. These are d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.!!! I didn’t have heavy cream but did have some half-and-half that I needed to use up. I’m sure it would have been even better with heavy cream because I had to add quite a bit more flour to the dough to get it thick enough to spread. But it was so good that no one knew the difference and I didn’t tell!! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks, Maria!

  41. I made these this morning, exactly as written and they turned out pretty good. The glaze part didn’t turn out at all. When I added the 1/2 cup remaining cream to the 3/4 cup powdered sugar, it was way too liquid-y to qualify as a glaze, I added another cup of powdered sugar, but it was still very thin. I think a couple of tablespoons cream with the 3/4 cup powdered sugar would probably work better.

  42. Here’s a YouTube video on hos to make your own cinnamon chips!

    Can’t wait to make this gluten free. It looks so good

  43. I just made these gluten free (used 2 c of brown rice flour), with one small adaptation as we didn’t have canola oil in the house (I cut in 1/4 c of shortening) and they turned out beautifully! Made these wonderful biscuits this morning! see more :

  44. These are our families Christmas morning breakfast tradition. I think home made cinnamon chips are the best and much better than store bought.