Cinnamon & Jam Biscuits

Sunday 3 October 2021

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits

Cinnamon and Jam Biscuits.  I am almost embarrassed to show you this simple recipe today, but what the heck, when have I ever let embarrassment stop me from sharing with you?  Never, that's when.  Why start now.

I had seen a few recipes like this on the world wide web, and I had a tin of refrigerated biscuits about to expire so I thought why now. I will give them a go!

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits 

Plus I got up much later this morning than I usually do. Combine that with the General Conference of my church and the time that takes to watch . . .  and you find me, a person who was looking to make something not only delicious, but quick and easy to eat. 

So I decided to make these Cinnamon and Jam Biscuits which promised to deliver on all counts.  Quick to make. Easy to prepare. Delicious to eat.

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits

 I was not disappointed.  They were quick to make. Incredibly quick.  They were easy to make. Very easy.  

And yes, they were delicious. So much so that I wish I had a houseful of people to help me eat them up. Alas I have only two kittens and these kittens don't eat things like this . . .  sigh . . .  its a tough job but somebody has to do it.

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits 

All kidding aside, I didn't eat all of these. I am very fortunate that I live in a neighborhood with some elderly people who are always only too happy to enjoy the abundance from my table that I can't possibly use up myself.

And I am always only too happy to share with them.  Its a win/win situation.  So back to the Biscuits.

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits 

These really are very easy to make. So much so that you probably won't even break into a sweat making them. If you can open a biscuit can, melt some butter, dip and roll then you can very easily make these tasty delights. 

You do need a can of refrigerated biscuits, the buttermilk ones if you can possibly get them. They break up into 10 biscuits. Alternately you can make some biscuit dough from scratch, and I have an excellent recipe to do just that here

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits

Just make the dough and then cut it into round biscuits and then proceed as per this recipe. 

And on another note here I am referring to biscuits here as in North American biscuits (scones) not British biscuits (cookies)!  Not the same thing at all!

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits

The biscuits for this recipe get rolled first in melted butter. Just the tops and the edges. You then roll the tops and edges into Cinnamon sugar and  place them onto a baking sheet.

You actually don't need to butter or line the baking sheet, but I always do, just in case.  When sugar is involved, I always line.

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits

Once you have done this, you take the end of a wooden spoon handle or a thimble and press a deep hole into the centre of each biscuit.  Not all the way through, but about 2/3 of the way through to the bottom.

A portion of jam then gets spooned into the hole. Just a teaspoon. Don't be tempted to use any more than that.  Experience has taught me through the years that hot jam expands exponentially and you don't want that mess.

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits

This is truly a case where less IS more.  Trust me on this.

Today I used my sister's homemade strawberry jam, but you can use any kind of jam you enjoy. You can even use lemon curd.  Lovely, just so you know!

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits  

Don't let the simplicity of these biscuits, whether you use a refrigerated biscuit or make your biscuits from scratch, fool you into thinking that they are not something special.  They are indeed very special.

Simple and quick, with only a few ingredients, but still a wonderful way to let the ones around you know that you love them enough to want to bake them something special to eat.

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits 

These are not something to be embarrassed of serving, but instead something that shows you care.  After all it is really the simple things in life which bring us the most pleasure, and I can assure you that these will bring plenty of pleasure.

From that beautiful buttery cinnamon sugar crust to that sweet dimple of jam in the center, these are something you and your whole family will enjoy.

Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits

I promise you that.

Food does not have to be complicated to taste good.  These simple treats are proof positive of that fact. Light, fluffy, spicy, sweet.  In short, scrumptiously tasty!

Easy Cinnamon & Jam Biscuits

Easy Cinnamon & Jam Biscuits

Yield: makes 10 biscuits
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min
A snap to make using refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, sugar, cinnamon and your favorite jam.


  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60g) butter melted
  • 1 tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, separated into 10 biscuits
  • 10 tsp your favorite jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 375*F/ 190*C/ gas mark 5.  Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place the sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and mix well together.
  3. Place the melted butter in another bowl.
  4. Dip the tops and sides of each biscuit into the melted butter and then roll the sides and tops in the cinnamon sugar. Place well apart on the baking sheet.
  5. Using the end of a wooden spoon or a thimble make a deep indentation in the center of each biscuit. Place a teaspoon of jam into each.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown and puffed up.  Allow to cool for 15 minutes before eating. (Jam is very hot)
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Cinnamon  & Jam Biscuits
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  1. These look and sound fantastic. Thank you for the recipe. I look forward to each email!

    1. Thanks very much Shirley. That means a lot to me! xoxo


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