Eat Me: Cinnamon Biscuit Pinwheels

This is a ridiculously easy treat that I used to make with my mom and grandma when the men in the family went on long fishing trips. 

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  • 1 tube of regular biscuit dough (Note: You can use homemade dough, but I’ve found it’s stickier than the pre-made stuff, and harder to make work. Go the easy route!)
  • ¼ C. brown sugar
  • ¼ C. granulated sugar
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • Cinnamon, as much or as little as you like


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  1. Flour your counter or a pastry cloth, and roll the entire tube of dough into a rectangle about ½” thick.
  2. Carefully transfer the dough to a baking sheet covered in parchment or baking paper, or, if you have neither, rub butter all over it or spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Use a pastry brush to cover the top of the rectangle with melted butter. Make sure you keep some set aside for the top of the rolls.
  4. Spread the sugars and cinnamon over the butter.
  5. Very carefully, roll the dough into a cylinder. It helps if you, butter your hands. It feels gross, but so does having biscuit dough stuck all over your hands.
  6. Use a very sharp, buttered or non-stick-sprayed knife to slice the cylinder into individual pinwheels. Lay them flat on the baking sheet.
  7. Lightly butter the tops of each pinwheel.
  8. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.



By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

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