The basic English biscuit, with a dash of cinnamon.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together the flour, cinnamon and the salt into a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork until mixture becomes crumbly. Add sugar and vanilla extract, and mix to a stiff paste. Mix in egg. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth. Wrap in foil or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll out dough thinly and cut into 24 rounds.

  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly gold in color. Let cool on wire rack.

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Nutrition Facts

91.9 calories; 1.4 g protein; 12.3 g carbohydrates; 17.9 mg cholesterol; 78.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2008
With some changes this is our new favorite biscuit. I added 1/2 cup of milk becasue it was very dry. Then I didn't read the complete directions and did not knead or refrigerate the dough. Just cooked it drop biscuit style. yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2003
The cookies were dry & crunchy...which is what I was looking for but they were also pretty bland. If I try them again I will add some more cinnamon or maybe some ginger or nutmeg. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2008
With some changes this is our new favorite biscuit. I added 1/2 cup of milk becasue it was very dry. Then I didn't read the complete directions and did not knead or refrigerate the dough. Just cooked it drop biscuit style. yummy! Read More
(35)
Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2003
The cookies were dry & crunchy...which is what I was looking for but they were also pretty bland. If I try them again I will add some more cinnamon or maybe some ginger or nutmeg. Read More
(24)
Rating: 1 stars
08/05/2007
I'm sure someone had an Alzheimer's moment here. It seems to be missing milk and baking powder. If not you might as well take some cinnamon and flour and just stick your tongue in it - this will approximate the same dry gross texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2007
My son loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
The biscuits were simply yummy. Wouldnt change anything.Everyone just loved them. Would definitely make it again.. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
I love these! So easy to make and can still use a little butter or jelly if you like. I added twice the amount of cinnamon because I love it other than that the recipe came out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2012
Well I am a beginner and mine turned out more like snickerdoodle cookies. I guess I should have read more closely that this was an English biscuit aka a cookie... Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2016
Great tasting bur did not rise enough. I wanted to be able to slice them in two for shortcakes but were too thin Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2013
I made this recipe last night and after looking at the reviews I decided to add 1/2 cup of milk extra cinnamon some nutmeg and ground all spice. I also used self-rise flour (which is the same thing as adding baking soda). I also decided to add a glaze so I took about 1/2 cup of milk and combined it with powder sugar some cinnamon and some vanilla extract. I put the glaze on top of the biscuits after they were done baking and put them in the fridge and they came out pretty good that way. Read More