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Cinnamon bun recipe

kconvey's picture

Cinnamon bun recipe

Hi all, I am new here, and I hoping that someone will have the recipe I am looking for.  I used to work at a coffee shop while in college and we got these cinnamon buns in that we more like shortbread or shortcake dough, almost cookie like but cake like. They were dense and not as fluffy as a regular cinnamon bun.  They also didn't have any glaze od any kind.  Has anyone had something similar or made them?  Thanks for your help...

nbicomputers's picture

I am not sure but i think what you are looking for is a combination biscut

this is a dough that has both yeast and baking powder

the yeast works first and the baking powder takes over in the oven for assed rise and a shory bread like feel and tast

the formula folows (again sorry for the amounts but you can make a half or a quarter of the formula)

water 1 lb
yeast fresh cake 4 oz

dissolve and set aside

Sugar   10 oz
salt 1 oz
milk powder 4 oz
shortening 8 oz

Mix this to a smoth paste

eggs 4 oz (2 large)
water 1 lb

Add to the sugar and shortening paste

Cake flour 1 LB
Bread flour 2 lb 10 oz
Baking powder 1 Oz

Add and mix lightly then add the yeast and water and mix to a smoth dough

allow to rise once and then shape into a rectqngle

let rest 10 minutes and roll out and shap as a cinnamon bun

plase the cut buns on a pan and let rise untill thay feel spongy
(about half proof)

egg wash the tops and bake at 350 till brown in top

Note you can replace the 1 lb of water in the dough for 1 lb of butter milk for better flavor  if you do this reduce the milk powder to 2 oz

happy baking

kconvey's picture

Hi, thanks for the feedback.  i will try that this weekend and see.  I'll let you know.  Krista

OliviaBakesBread's picture

Hi Newbie,

This is an excellent recipe - our local bakery makes these every morning & they disappear by 10 am. Enjoy!

Glazed Cinnamon Biscuits Buns


1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
2. 4 teaspoons baking powder
3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
4. 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
5. 3/4 cup milk
6. 1/4 cup sugar
7. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


9. 1 cup confectioners' sugar
10. 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
11. 5 teaspoons milk
12. 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

13. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in 4 tablespoons of the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll into an 11-in. x 8-in. rectangle about 1/2 in. thick. Melt remaining butter; brush 1 tablespoon over dough. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with long edge. Cut into 12 equal slices. Place with cut side down in a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Brush with remaining butter.

Bake at 450 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for 5 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients; spread over warm biscuits. Serve immediately.

Susan's picture

One of my fav things growing up was cinnamon buns made with biscuit dough. Thanks for the reminder. We always rolled up raisins in there, too! This looks like next Sunday morning's splurge breakfast to me.

Susan from San Diego

Bridgestone's picture

Have you seen this thread: ?

I've posted a recipe and pictoral of a Swedish-style cinnamon bun recipe I use.  They are not glazed but they are not dense as you describe...