Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits
Adapted from Maria, who adapted it from The Kitchn
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Ingredients needed for both versions:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional ingredients when using cinnamon chips:
  • ½ cup cinnamon chips, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Additional ingredients when NOT using cinnamon chips:
  • 3 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into tiny cubes
  • 2½ Tablespoons brown sugar, not packed but loose
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided into ¼ and ¾ teaspoons
  1. Preheat oven to 425°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. Pour in 1½ cups of the cream and mix just until combined. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat into rectangle, about 16”³ x 8”³.
  3. Cut the rectangle into 8 equally-sized squares. Lay four of the squares in the prepared baking pan.
  4. CINNAMON CHIP DIRECTIONS: Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ¼ cup of the cinnamon chips over the squares. Place the remaining biscuit dough squares on top. Top the biscuits with the remaining cinnamon chips.
  5. NON-CINNAMON CHIP DIRECTIONS: Evenly spread 2 Tablespoons of the cubed cold butter over the squares. Sprinkle with 1½ Tablespoons brown sugar and ¾ tsp cinnamon. Place 4 remaining biscuit squares on top. Spread evenly with the remainder of the butter (1 Tbsp.), brown sugar (1 Tbsp.) and cinnamon (3/4 tsp).
  6. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes (I baked for ~25 minutes before the biscuit was cooked through enough), or until the biscuits are slightly golden brown on the outside and just cooked through. Remove from the oven. Use a knife to spread and smear the hot cinnamon chips on top of the biscuits, if using.
  7. Whisk together the remaining ½ cup cream, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract. Lightly drizzle the biscuits with glaze. Serve immediately. Cover any leftovers and be sure to zap them in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds before eating!
Original recipe uses cinnamon chips. If you do not have any handy, I have provided an alternative method.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at