Over-the-Top Cinnamon Streusel Biscuits


Biscuit do-over. When I made the Sour Cream Raisin Biscuits, by reader request for a recipe for cinnamon raisin biscuits, I felt really guilty about forgetting the cinnamon. I had to make more biscuits, this time with raisins and cinnamon. I have a way of getting obsessed about things like biscuits.

And about things like why this dog looks like this.
Did she lay the side of her head down in a puddle or what?
Sure, Giant Puppy, hide under the car. Does she know her butt is sticking out? She’s so ridiculous.

Kinda like these biscuits. They’re over-the-top, crazy, out of control, rolled up with cinnamon and more cinnamon streusel on top. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the raisins!

You can make these biscuits using my homemade baking mix, Quick Mix or your own favorite baking mix–or if you don’t like to keep baking mix onhand, you can make it by the batch, so I’ve included the recipe from scratch here. I didn’t use sour cream in this recipe because it tends to make the dough very moist and more difficult to work with, and I was planning to work with this biscuit dough. Besides, Over-the-Top Sour Cream Cinnamon Streusel Biscuits would be just too long.

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How to make Over-the-Top Cinnamon Streusel Biscuits:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup raisins*
3/4 cup milk

*Raisins are optional. But since I left the cinnamon out of the last biscuit recipe, I can’t leave the raisins out of this one!

Note: To use a baking mix, replace first 5 ingredients with 2 cups baking mix, adding a tablespoon of sugar.

Place first 5 ingredients (or 2 cups of baking mix) in a large bowl and work in the butter with a pastry cutter. Add the raisins then the milk. Knead the dough lightly, adding a little extra flour if needed to keep from sticking.

I do a lot of my messing around with dough on the dining room table so I can spread out.
I use a plastic cup instead of my rolling pin a lot because I’m too lazy to get out my rolling pin. Like, I’d have to open an extra drawer and everything.

Roll dough out onto a floured surface into an approximately 16 x 8 rectangle. (Like I measure.)


1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar

Spread melted butter over the dough.
Sometimes I’m too lazy to get out my pastry brush, too, and I spread the melted butter with a spoon.

Sprinkle the filling over the top, making sure to get all the way to the edges.
Roll dough up from the long side.
Seal edges.
Slice into 12 pieces.
Place biscuits closely together on a greased baking sheet.

Streusel Topping:

2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Combine first four ingredients, blending butter in well with a pastry cutter. Sprinkle streusel topping over the biscuits.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Yeah. These biscuits are ridiculous, but that’s what lazy weekend mornings are for, right? These biscuits are perfect by themselves, you don’t even need butter. Just pick ’em up and start eating. That’s what I’m gonna do………..

*Recipe makes one dozen biscuits.

P.S. Try cut-up apple instead of raisins!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on April 25, 2009  

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  1. 4-25

    I’m the first comment! Whoo hoo. Think maybe I ought to get a life???? lol I’m exhausted but wide awake. Damn menopause! Well, maybe I should make some cinammon streusel biscuits and turn my life around. Nothing like butter and cinnamon to change your perspective on life.

    P.S. Just finished reading High Stakes Homecoming and I highly recommend it. A really wonderful read.

  2. 4-25

    This is definitely some comfort food! I need to try this. :) Your little puppy is so precious! Love his big ‘ol brown eyes!

  3. 4-25

    I had to wait to comment until I wiped the drool off of the keyboard. Pavlov’s dogs got nothing on me! Those look soooo good.

  4. 4-25

    YUMMY!! Those loook SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO good!! Btw – got your package and THANK YOU FOR THE RAMPS AND BOOK!!!! You should have seen the box when it got here.. HOLY CRAP! I am surprised nothing fell out of it or that they didnt throw it in the dumpster instead of delivering it to my house! LOL

  5. 4-25

    You need to write a recipe book….it would be a huge best seller!!! Your pictures always make me drool. And your recipes are awesome.

  6. 4-25

    oh my! oh my! And I was drooling over yesterday’s? Oh my! These look way too good!! I didn’t think about making a ROLL out of them!! Genius, girl, you’re just a genius!!

    I don’t have time this morning to do these :hissyfit: :hissyfit:

  7. 4-25

    Now I’m hungry…

    This is totally off topic, but have you seen this yet?
    Susan Boyle – Singer – Britains Got Talent 2009

  8. 4-25

    With all that you do, when do you find time to write? Do you ever sleep????LOL

  9. 4-25

    What do you mean “You don’t even need butter.” That is blasphemy! One can not eat something so delectable without adding additional butter. What is the world coming to? What would Paula Deen say? …don’t even need butter… :no:

  10. 4-25

    :heart: The biscuits look good. Coco and the lamb, now that’s love.

  11. 4-25

    We made them this morning and they are delicious! All of them were gone within minutes! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

  12. 4-25

    As if the raisin biscuits weren’t enough! Now I have to make these! My weight loss program is just going to have to wait…Oh well! My tummy is happy!

  13. 4-25

    I’m not even going to say the D word this morning. Everyone else already has – and we’re all D-ing on our respective keyboards.

    Do you think you should change Coco’s name to Mary?
    :purpleflower: :sheep: :woof:

  14. 4-25

    Coco’s butt sticking out reminds me of when I was a child. If I did something wrong and I knew a spanking was coming up, I would close my eyes and figure if I couldn’t see my mom, she couldn’t see me – obviously it didn’t work but in hindsight I bet she was laughing!

  15. 4-25

    What is poor Coco going to do when she’s down in the lower 40 with the sheep and little Annabelle is up hanging w/ Clover?

    I went to a game bird swap this morning. In addition to the pheasants, quail, turkey, doves, pigeons, chickens and other feathered birds, they had lambs, baby goats, pigs, rabbits, etc. The Nigerian/Pygmy cross goat babies were adorable. They were 1 week old and ready to be bottle fed. I thought of Annabelle, especially as the person who was selling them (for $75 a piece) said she raises them for house pets. Man, if I had been set up at my other house, I might have gotten one, but the $25 bottle lambs offered on Craigslist is much more tempting . . . .

  16. 4-25

    I NEED some of those biscuits!!! Darn diet.

  17. 4-25

    Oh no, you can’t see big doggy’s bum sticking out if she can’t see it. That’s the rule!

    Oh can’t make up my mind which scones to make so now I have to make two lots next week. Then I’ll have to go without some meals and swim more to lose the calories.

  18. 4-25

    Oh my gosh those look so so good!
    Love the name of your blog too.

  19. 4-26

    Okay, just threw these in the oven! I would imagine that all three of my kids will be out of bed and hovering in the kitchen before they are done baking! Very easy recipe, thanks for sharing!

  20. 4-26

    So, it wasn’t the smell of these that got the kids up and out of bed, no, it was the smoke alarm going off when the extra sugar started burning on the pan! Ooops…..guess I shouldn’t have been so sloppy putting the streusel on top. Oh well, they still loved them and they hit the spot on this cold, rainy day in Minnesota!

  21. 4-26

    Man, I want one of those like RIGHT NOW! Those look delicious!

  22. 4-26

    My husband made these this morning and they were divine! We also tried the molasses cookie recipe which was equally divine. They were very much like the cookies I loved as a child but lost the recipe. Thank you!!!

  23. 4-26

    I made these this morning for breakfast and they are delicious!! Thank you for the recipe!

  24. 8-24

    I made these over the weekend but without the raisins (we don’t like them) and without the nuts (I didn’t have any). They’re definitely DELICIOUS!

  25. 9-16

    Does anyone know if these biscuits can be made the night before and popped in the oven the next morning? They look divine.

  26. 9-16

    Yes, you can do that and refrigerate them till ready to bake!

  27. 12-3

    I am SO making these for Christmas morning! We will be in a little German village at a rented house for the holiday, and these will be the perfect easy treat to make in a little kitchen! I will measure out everything and take ziplocs in my suitcase!

  28. 2-21

    Thanks for the answer about making the dough and refrigerating! I had just wondered that myself! I may just mix these up tonight to shove in the oven when I am getting ready for work (school) in the AM…

  29. 3-14

    I made these for my kids on Sunday morning for breakfast! I used diced apple in place of the raisins and toasted my pecans before adding them to the cinnamon mixture. Yummy!!!!

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