Monday, November 3, 2014

Cinnamon Pecan Biscuit Twists for SRC (and Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies!)


Breakfast itself has always been so difficult for me to get along with. I have always preferred lunch and dinner food, even at breakfast time. I have always liked pastries though and so this recipe caught my eye. It's filled with nuts, cinnamon, and sugar! I love how easy it comes together and the crispness of the outside with the softness of the inside. I also made some awesome Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies to go along with breakfast of course!

I've been pretty terrible about posting recently and I really want to take the time to post more but of course day to day life happens and posting doesn't. I'm hoping in a next month to be able to get some more great recipes up to share. I'm sure my coworkers would appreciate it too! We shared these cookies with our neighbors cause they're awesome (the neighbors and the cookies). 

Today is reveal day for my group in the Secret Recipe Club. If you would like to find out more, then click here. The idea is that all of the members are assigned a blog (secretly of course!) and each member can peruse their assigned blog to find something that they would like to make, or several things to make in the future. The assigned blogs are kept completely secret until the reveal day and time, then you get to see who had your blog, and you get to post about what you made from your assigned blog. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to discover new blogs and recipes. 

This month I was assigned to Cookin' Mimi. Mimi prepares a mix of traditional Southern food, good old American home cooking, and her favorite ethnic inspired dishes. It's a great website and I had a really hard time picking a recipe.

I actually ended up making two as you can tell from the pictures! I actually did make the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies and they were delicious! I will definitely be keeping that recipe. I also printed the recipe for the Jalapeno Bacon Cheesesticks because that will be happening very soon. I was also wanting to make the Pumpkin Spice Sweet Rolls but the other recipes won out this time.

Cinnamon Pecan Biscuit Twists

For the biscuits:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 12 tablespoons (¾ cup), unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup milk
For the filling:
  • 2 tablespoons very soft butter, unsalted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans (I used walnuts)
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk
  • I added 1 teaspoon vanilla before the milk

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using two forks or a pastry blender until there are coarse crumbs.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the crumbs and pour in the milk, stir until it becomes a dough but do not over mix.
  3. Pour onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times to smooth out the dough. Roll into a large rectangle that is about ¼” thick.
  4. Spread half of the dough with the softened butter. In a small bowl stir together the sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle over the butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar with pecans then hold the dough in half. Cut into strips about 1” wide, twist each piece, and place it on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. While the twists are cooling, stir together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a small bowl. Drizzle over the warms twists. Serve warm. 

Printable recipe
Recipe from Cookin' Mimi

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