This was a favorite of mine to bake when I was a young teenage girl. I would bake up a number of these cinnamon biscuit rolls for our lunches for school the next day. My siblings loved it because that meant there would be a change from the usual bologna sandwiches. I remember packing my lunch kit full of rolls and then I would trade at school with goodies from my friends lunches. And I was picky, I didn't trade off a roll just for anything! In the end I ended up with a pretty good variety of items! I'm not sure why my Mom allowed me to pack just these rolls for a lunch..although I think she enjoyed the stories of my trades when I came home from school. And mind you I wasn't allowed to bake these rolls just anytime I liked. Maybe it was on those days when there wasn't much else to pack. I'm sure I used more sugar and cinnamon now than I would have been allowed to back then.
Biscuit dough: (or use your favorite recipe for biscuits)
- 2 1/4 cups flour..plus extra for rolling out dough.
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, cut in cubes
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in 1/2 cup butter until crumbly.
- Crack 2 eggs in a one cup measuring cup and fill cup with milk.
- Whisk till combined and stir into dry mixture just until combined.
- Form into a ball and roll out to approx 16 by 18", using only as much extra flour as needed so the dough doesn't stick to the counter.
- Spread melted butter on dough.
- Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the dough.
- Roll up as for cinnamon buns, sealing edges and ends well.
- Place roll on a parchment lined cookie sheet, the parchment is great for clean up in case your seal doesn't hold well.
- Bake in a 400º oven for 20 minutes, until golden in color.
- Cool and cut in slices.
Here is a lunch kit packed with cinnamon biscuit rolls! This one belongs to my husband. I wish I still had mine.
Does anybody still have their old lunch kits?