Easy Bisquick Cinnamon Biscuits

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Bisquick cinnamon biscuits are simple breakfast treats you can make in a snap. Easy recipe for Bisquick sweet biscuits with cinnamon and icing.

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

frosted cinnamon biscuits on baking sheet

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 sugar 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.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

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.

biscuit mix cinnamon biscuit with icing on white plate with fork

INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED:

  • Buttermilk biscuit mix
  • Water
  • Cane sugar – Or you can use granulated sugar.
  • Cinnamon
  • Salted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk

Remember, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE BISQUICK CINNAMON BISCUITS:

Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer with Mixing Bowl

Baking Sheet

Baking Mat

Pastry Brush

FIRST OF ALL, WHAT ARE DROP BISCUITS?

Drop biscuits are just that. They're biscuits you literally drop onto a baking sheet and bake, no rolling or cutting out required.

You can drop the biscuit dough with a simple table spoon like I do, or you can use a large scoop for this. Whatever makes it easier for you, just go with it.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE BISCUITS WITH BISQUICK

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.

Those extra ingredients are just sugar and cinnamon.

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

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

Each package of Bisquick biscuit mix weighs 7.5 ounces, so 15 ounces would be 2 of the smaller bags of biscuit mix, which equal out to just a smidge under 3 1/2 cups 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.

HOW TO MIX CINNAMON AND SUGAR

We make a lot of cinnamon toast in our house, or as my oldest likes to call it, poor man's cinnamon roll. If you've never had cinnamon toast, that's another recipe for another day, but your life will never be the same once you try this old school treat.

Anyway, I usually always keep a small spice container of cinnamon and sugar already mixed up and ready to go.

This recipe calls for 8 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Just add both to a small bowl, mix it up, and you're ready to make the biscuits.

MIX EVERYTHING TOGETHER…

  1. First mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
cinnamon and sugar for cinnamon biscuits recipe
  1. Then add the biscuit mix and water to a large bowl.
mixing batter for cinnamon Bisquick biscuits recipe in white mixing bowl
  1. 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…

  1. 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
  1. Then just bake them in a preheated oven at 425° F for 8 to 11 minutes (oven times may vary), until the biscuits turn golden brown.
baked cinnamon biscuits, golden brown, on a baking sheet

MAKE A SIMPLE ICING FOR YOUR BISCUITS

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

  1. Combine the softened butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and milk in a medium mixing bowl. 
  2. When the biscuits are done and while they're still hot, you'll brush the icing on the top of each biscuit, and let it melt into each biscuit.
brushing top of each cinnamon biscuit with powdered sugar icing on baking sheet

Then serve the cinnamon biscuits warm and enjoy every bite.

cinnamon biscuits brushed with icing on baking sheet

ALTERNATIVE RECIPE INGREDIENTS TO 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.

CAN I FREEZE CINNAMON BISCUITS?

Yes, you can freeze cinnamon biscuits baked or unbaked.

bite of Bisquick cinnamon biscuit on fork on white plate

If freezing unbaked, drop the biscuits onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet of your choice, and freeze them for about an hour so the dough is no longer sticky. Then remove them from the freezer, and place the biscuits in an airtight container or freezer bag, and place them back in the freezer.

If freezing baked, allow the biscuits to cool before placing in an airtight container or freezer bag. I would recommend waiting to frost them right before serving, just so you don't have the added frustration of trying to keep the frosting intact while storing and freezing.

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Yield: 12

Easy Bisquick Cinnamon Biscuits

frosted cinnamon biscuits on baking sheet

Bisquick cinnamon biscuits are simple breakfast treats you can make in a snap. Easy recipe for Bisquick sweet biscuits with cinnamon and icing.

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

Ingredients

Drop Biscuits:

Icing:

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

Instructions

  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 icing, 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!

Notes

*I used 2 7.5-ounce Bisquick biscuit mixes for this recipe. You can use any kind of biscuit mix, or you can make homemade biscuit dough.

HOW TO MIX CINNAMON AND SUGAR

We make a lot of cinnamon toast in our house, or as my oldest likes to call it, poor man's cinnamon roll. If you've never had cinnamon toast, that's another recipe for another day, but your life will never be the same once you try this old school treat.

Anyway, I usually always keep a small spice container of cinnamon and sugar already mixed up and ready to go.

This recipe calls for 8 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Just add both to a small bowl, mix it up, and you're ready to make the biscuits.

CAN I FREEZE CINNAMON BISCUITS?

Yes, you can freeze cinnamon biscuits baked or unbaked.

If freezing unbaked, drop the biscuits onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet of your choice, and freeze them for about an hour so the dough is no longer sticky. Then remove them from the freezer, and place the biscuits in an airtight container or freezer bag, and place them back in the freezer.

If freezing baked, allow the biscuits to cool before placing in an airtight container or freezer bag. I would recommend waiting to frost them right before serving, just so you don't have the added frustration of trying to keep the frosting intact while storing and freezing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

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

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49 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!

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  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.

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    • 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!

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  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!!!

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  4. 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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  5. 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 ??

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  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.

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  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.

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  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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  9. I used the print recipe card option and the key details at blocked out by a rectangle that says “Do not sell my personal information.”

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    • Wilma, I’m not sure why that’s happening. If it continues to be a problem, is there any way you could email me a screenshot of what you’re seeing? Or let me know what browser you’re using, so I can try to recreate the issue? Thank you!

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  10. I have a feeling that the mix you are using is 15 oz is a different amt than an actual measurement of just short of a cup. I don’t find single packages but maybe you could measure by cup and tell us how much it is per cup in 15 oz package. It is probably weight by pound not by volume.

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  11. Made these for Father’s Day breakfast. They are wonderful, Dad/Grampie loved them! Weighed the bisquick with a digital scale and they came out perfect! These can’t be any easier, quick and oh so good! I always make my powder sugar glaze with butter in it, makes the best glaze! Will be making often! Thank you for sharing!

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