Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

Super easy Warm and glazed Biscuit Cinnamon easy and ready in under 30 minutes!

Super easy warm, gooey, glazed Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls…so easy and ready in under 30 minutes! A new favorite!

Super easy Warm and glazed Biscuit Cinnamon easy and ready in under 30 minutes!

If ever you take my advice on anything, please oh please make these Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls. I beg of you.

I mean, obviously only make them if you’re into delicious things. If you aren’t into gooey, glazed, buttery biscuits filled with cinnamon sugar love and topped with sweet creamy glaze…well, then fine…yeah skip this recipe.

BUT if you have a pulse and you aren’t “on a diet” this is the food for you.

Heck, even if you are on a diet make these and have one. It’s worth it, I swear on my love of The Bachelor you won’t regret it.

Super easy Warm and glazed Biscuit Cinnamon easy and ready in under 30 minutes!

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls have been on my bake list for a while now. I feel like over the past year I have perfected the yeasty cinnamon roll…but with all the rising and waiting I’m not always up for the process. Well. These rolls solve that problem times 15. If you have all your ducks in a row you could potentially have these made and baked in 30 minutes.

Yep, it’s a really dangerous recipe. AND it has earned the coveted current spot in my brain of “Favorite Recipe on the Blog”. Thems big shoes to fill.

cinnamon sugar mixture

First just melt some butter and mix in light brown sugar and cinnamon. Set it aside while you make your dough and it will thicken slightly to the perfect spreadable consistency.

Use really cold butter for biscuits!

Then grab some cold butter and cube it. Cold butter is key to making biscuits (as well as pie crust). You want the butter to be cold, so it doesn’t melt into the flour. LIttle butter pieces are what makes a biscuit super flaky.

Use a pastry cutter for biscuit dough so you don't handle the dough (and warm the butter) for flaky biscuits!

Use a pastry cutter (or a fork) to work the cold butter into some self rising flour. It should resemble coarse sand.

Then add in some cold buttermilk…

Making Biscuit Dough

Mix it up until its just combined and place it on a heavily floured work surface.

Biscuit dough!

Knead it a few times until it is a little less sticky and then roll it out onto a heavily floured surface.

Rolled out biscuit dough with little pockets of butter!

See the pockets of butter in there? Yes.

Spreading the cinnamon-butter filling on the biscuit dough for Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls!

Now spread your butter and sugar mixture onto the dough carefully. Leave a small border at the edge, so when you roll it up it doesn’t squish out.

Rolled up Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls!

Yep, then roll. Start with the long side.

Rolled up Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls!

And cut it into slices.

Place those in a heavily greased 9″ round pan. I highly suggest you line the bottom of the pan with a round-cut piece of parchment to help prevent sticking.

Cinnamon Biscuit Rolls ready to go in the oven!

They’ll only bake for about 15 minutes…they just need to be lightly golden brown…

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls fresh out of the oven ready to be glazed!

And and why stop there? Let’s top the whole situation off with a creamy cinnamon-sugar glaze.

Glazing warn Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls


Super easy Warm and glazed Biscuit Cinnamon easy and ready in under 30 minutes!

And please don’t wait. Dig in!

Super easy Warm and glazed Biscuit Cinnamon easy and ready in under 30 minutes!

You will literally groan when you bite into the warm, flaky sweet biscuit. These are truly the best!


Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 12 rolls 1x



  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F
  2. Spray a 9″ round baking pan with nonstick spray. Line the bottom of the pan with a parchment paper round. Spray again and set aside.


  1. In a medium bowl combine the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and stir until smooth. Set this aside while you make your dough.


  1. In a large bowl combine the cold butter and the self rising flour with a pastry cutter or fork until it resembles coarse sand. Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in your buttermilk. Stir this until the dough just comes together.
  2. Place the dough onto a heavily dusted work surface. Knead the dough about 10 times until it is less sticky. Flour a nonstick silicone liner, parchment paper or wax paper. Place the dough onto this surface and roll it out into a rectangle shape that is approximately 1/3 inch thick. (about 12″x15″). This doesn’t have to be exact.
  3. The filling mixture will have thickened up at this point making it easy to spread. Spread it all over your dough leaving a small border at the edge. Roll the dough up starting at the long side.
  4. Once it’s rolled up slice it into 12 -14 1″ slices.
  5. Place the slices into the prepared pan and bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. When the rolls are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes before glazing.


  1. Whisk together all the ingredients and pour onto warm rolls.
  2. Serve warm or room temperature


best if served the same day

Helpful Tip… Out of buttermilk?

Buttermilk Substitution


25 Responses

  1. Susan

    I’m gonna ask a dumb question partly because i misread the title but could you eliminate a step and use “Bisquick” as the base to save time? These look delicious want to try for sure!

    1. Shelly

      Hi! Bisquick also contains hydrogenated vegetable shortening, so it wouldn’t work along with the butter… but I am sure if you wanted to take a shortcut you could use the recipe on the Bisquick box for biscuits and try rolling that out!

  2. Takes me back to the cinnamon roll recipe we learned in 7th grade. You ‘cut’ them with a piece of thread – which turned out to work a lot better than I thought it would. It became a family favorite for Sunday breakfast. These look way better, though. Can’t wait to try the recipe!

  3. Georgia

    I love cinnamon rolls. I will definitely make these. One day I decided to make scratch cinnamon rolls. Waiting on yeast, etc. Seems like it took forever. After they were baked, I decided the ones in the Pillsbury roll was good for me. But, I WILL bake these. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. Genius, pure genius! I always want cinnamon rolls in the morning on the weekend, but never make them because I always forget to plan in advance. With these, I won’t have to plan! How wonderfully sweet and simple — can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  5. Linda

    I made these today – unfortunately they did not turn out well for me. The filling and glaze were yummy, but the dough was very heavy, didn’t bake up well and I didn’t care for the texture. I won’t be making these again.

    1. Rebecca Reed

      According to you can use 7/8 cup all purpose flour, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt to make 1 cup of self rising flour.

  6. Christian Forsyth

    I just made some of these but I was low on flour and butter so divided the recipe by 6 so I could make 2 but when I rolled and cut it it actually made 5 mini ones ? They were really good! The only thing I would change is to use a little more brown sugar mixture on the inside and maybe a little more glaze ??

      1. I am in! Making them this weekend! I am looking for good recipes to make ahead for the holidays when family is in town. So freezing and reheating is perfect. The Kentucky Butter Cake was a HUGE hit…making 2 more for the freezer this weekend! Thank you, Shelly!

    1. Shelly

      You can easily make buttermilk.. just use 1 scant cup of milk and add in a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes, stir and voila!

  7. Jav

    Looks soooo good, always wanted to make these at home, will be trying this morning, can’t wait. 1question though, for the glazing what could i use instead of the heavy cream?

  8. Sarah

    We have made these several times and I’m in love with the recipe! I want to make for breakfast Christmas morning! Could I get them ready the night before and bake in the am?

  9. Ok, cinnamon rolls are a huge deal at our home, as I make them rarely. We always have them Christmas morning. I took a gamble and decided this recipe looked too good – how could it go wrong? It did not disappoint!! Everyone had two rolls and we all were saying, “yum!” while eating these. The cinnamon and vanilla in the glaze add extra goodness. This is our new Christmas morning recipe. Thank you so much! I hope your day was filled with blessings.

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