Easy Bisquick Cinnamon Biscuits

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Craving Hardees cinnamon raisin biscuits? Make your own with this simple and easy recipe for Bisquick cinnamon biscuits, the perfect breakfast sweet treats!

frosted cinnamon biscuits on baking sheet

It's been so long since I've actually had Hardees cinnamon raisin biscuits, but I still remember how yummy they were.

To make these cinnamon Bisquick biscuits all by themselves, you only need 4 ingredients. If you want frosting, which I highly recommend, you'll need just a few more.

We used to be able to purchase the actual Bisquick Cinnamon Biscuit mix, but our store doesn't carry it anymore. So, I kinda came up with my own version, using a regular biscuit mix.

These are drop biscuits, so there is no rolling or cutting out required. How awesome is that?!

It really is the easiest recipe ever (besides my Bisquick cinnamon muffins), and it reminds me so much of that Hardees cinnamon biscuit I used to love getting with my mom when I was a kid. There were 2 to every pack, and we'd always share a pack.

Want more cinnamon rolls? You may enjoy biscuit cinnamon rolls or this more traditional cinnamon rolls recipe.

Bisquick cinnamon biscuit split in half, lightly frosted, on white plate


If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the delicious cinnamon biscuit recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card with longer how to video.

Tips for How to Make Biscuits with Bisquick

Ok, so making Bisquick biscuits is super easy, especially since the instructions are right there on the package. However, making cinnamon biscuits with Bisquick requires just a couple extra ingredients.

cinnamon and sugar for cinnamon biscuits recipe

Those extra ingredients are just sugar and cinnamon.

While you can buy a big box of Bisquick, this recipe just uses 2 of the smaller packets of biscuit mix.

If you'd rather have homemade biscuits, you can do that too. You'll just need to add the cinnamon and sugar to your mixture.

Mixing Everything Together

  • First mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  • Then add the biscuit mix and water to a large bowl.
making cinnamon Bisquick biscuits recipe in white mixing bowl
  • Before mixing, go ahead and add in the cinnamon/sugar, and then mix everything together really well.
mixing cinnamon sugar into Bisquick biscuits in white mixing bowl

Baking Cinnamon Drop Biscuits

You'll bake the biscuits according to the instructions in the recipe card below. But a couple of tips…

  • Just drop the biscuits onto a baking sheet, about 1 to 2 inches apart.
  • You can make the biscuits as small or as big as you want.
cinnamon drop biscuits on baking sheet, ready to bake

Then just bake them in a preheated oven, according to the instructions in the recipe card below, until they turn a golden brown.

baked cinnamon biscuits, golden brown, on a baking sheet

Make a Simple Frosting for Your Biscuits

Meanwhile, mix up a simple powdered sugar frosting, much like my favorite sugar cookie icing.

When the biscuits are done and while they're still hot, you'll brush the frosting on the top of each biscuit, and let it melt into each biscuit.

brush top of each cinnamon biscuit with powdered sugar frosting on baking sheet

Serve warm and enjoy every bite.

cinnamon biscuits brushed with icing on baking sheet

Alternative Recipe Ingredients You May Wanna Try

There are a few things you can do to add even more oomph to this recipe…

  • Add raisins. The true Hardees biscuits had raisins in them.
  • Mix in chopped walnuts or pecans.
  • Or just top them off with a sprinkling of nuts.
  • Add a hint of caramel extract to the frosting.
  • Instead of caramel extract, try maple extract.
  • Add a little bit of orange zest to either the biscuits or the icing.

More Bisquick Recipes You May Enjoy:

bite of Bisquick cinnamon biscuit on fork on white plate

Kitchen Tools You'll Need to Make Cinnamon Biscuits

Mixing Bowl or Mixer

Baking Sheet

Baking Mat

Pastry Brush

biscuit mix cinnamon biscuit with frosting on white plate with fork


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Yield: 12 servings

Easy Bisquick Cinnamon Biscuits

Easy Bisquick Cinnamon Biscuits

Craving Hardees cinnamon raisin biscuits? Make your own with this simple and easy recipe for Bisquick cinnamon biscuits, the perfect breakfast sweet treats!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Drop Biscuits:

  • 15 ounces buttermilk biscuit mix, *
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 teaspoons pure cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425°F.
  2. First mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  3. Add the biscuit mix and water to a separate large bowl.
  4. Before mixing, go ahead and add in the cinnamon/sugar; then mix everything together really well.
  5. Drop the biscuits onto a baking sheet, about 1 to 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake at 425° for 8 to 11 minutes (oven times may vary), until the biscuits turn golden brown.
  7. Meanwhile, mix up a simple powdered sugar frosting, combining the softened butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and milk in a medium mixing bowl. 
  8. When the biscuits are done, remove them from the oven. While they're still hot, brush the icing on, and let it melt into each biscuit.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!


*I used Bisquick biscuit mix for this recipe. You can use any kind of biscuit mix, or you can make homemade biscuit dough.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 224mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

This post was originally written in September 2012. It was updated and republished with more photos and tips in January 2019.

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41 thoughts on “Easy Bisquick Cinnamon Biscuits”

  1. okay. so my ORIGINAL comment ended up on the prior post! sorry!

    The boys love cinnamon rolls and are always asking me to make them. I will have to try this easy-go-to recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have never seen the Bisquick package in the grocery store. If I don’t ever find it after I have tried a few more stores what is the amount of Bisquick mix do I use and what is the cooking time. I use Bisquick mix to make my strawberry short cakes, I think these biscuits would be extra special for the strawberry shortcake. Thank You, Janice Snyder Marion, Ia.

    • Hi Janice, I usually find these smaller mixes with the cornbread and other types of flour/baking supplies. Some stores have had them with the other muffin mixes. They’re about the size of a regular muffin package, so you’d probably use maybe 1-1/2 cups of Bisquick? The packages are not very big. Mmmm, these would make great strawberry short cakes; that sounds delicious!

  3. How about rolling can biscuit in the sugar cinnamon mixture and baking and then glazing!!!….That is if you want to cheat a little!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I had some issues and had to make muffins as the batter was too thin. The tops came out solid so I took off the paper on the muffin and immediately dipped them in the icing. I set them aside to let the icing work its way into the muffin. The inside of the muffin is so soft and tastes delish!

    • Barrie, thank you. Mmmm, the inside of the muffin is my favorite! I wonder why it was too thin; I haven’t had that issue. I’ll have to try making it again, though, just to make sure I have my measurements right… Maybe I’m slightly off on something. Thank you for the feedback!

    • Same thing happened to me. The batter was really thin like pancake batter. I’m thinking that it should be a 1/2 cup of water. Because there’s a biscuit recipe on the box that requires 2 1/4 cups of bisquick and 2/3 cups of milk. And the pancake recipe on the box requires 2 cups of bisquick and 1 cup of milk.

      • You can try lowering the amount of water. I haven’t had this issue, though, and we make them quite a bit. I’ll do another run with these and see what we come up with, though, just to double check. Thank you for sharing your experience! It helps me to improve where needed.

  5. 5 stars
    These were super delicious, and my family loved them!! My husband said the icing tasted just like the icing that hardees puts on their cinnamon raisin biscuits, he kept saying yummy too ? The batter was thin, but that was absolutely no problem, they came out perfect!!!! I will make these again ??

  6. I measured 15 oz from the box and added the water. It was very runny. Had to add a lot more Bisquick. Next time I am going to slowly add water. Also added cinnamon chips to mine. Yum.

  7. I measured the 15oz and also found them to be extremely runny so kept adding more bisquick. Can’t say they were as yummy as I remember Hardee’s to be. Probably won’t make them again but was worth a try.

  8. It probably would help if you would tell your readers how much Bisquick to use, by using a cup measure, instead of using “2 packs” for it is more commonly purchased in a box. Hope this helps with some of the confusion. 😊


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