Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits

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My dad makes the world’s best cinnamon rolls.Β 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. Β 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.Β 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

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
14 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
9 regular biscuits


  • 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 425Β°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.

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

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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 !

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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˜‰

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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