Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

I've been MIA from this baking blogger world. I feel guilty for neglecting this little blog but I have to be honest and say that I've felt no inspiration for coming up with new recipes or baking much in general. I've been busy with school and a new job which makes it difficult to want to photograph my baking and post it. I have been on a roll with my fashion blog over here but that's definitely a different sort of blogging and my pictures only take an extra 5-10 minutes of my day to take. But anyway, I'm not sure how often I'll pop up around here but I do have a recipe for you today!
For Lent, my mom gave up chocolate. Today, she was wonderful as always and let me pick out some clothes on line to order as my birthday present. She's at a meeting for the afternoon so I wanted to make a sweet treat with no chocolate that she could come home to! So here you go!

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls
Adapted from Joy The Baker

For the dough:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

For the filling:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted plus a little extra to brush over the tops
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl mix the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon for the filling. Set aside. Also set aside the melted butter.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter using hands or pastry cutter until the butter is mixed throughout in small crumb and pea size amounts. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add all at once to the flour mixture. Dough will be crumbly but turn onto a lightly floured board and knead for about 10 minutes. If the butter starts to get too warm from handling the dough, place dough in the fridge for 15 minutes and then continue.
Roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Spread melted butter over rolled out dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll dough (I rolled my horizontally) and slice into about 1 inch thick rolls. Place rolls in a 13x9 greased pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.