Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes 14 to 16 rolls

Make sure the butter you spread over the tender dough is very soft; otherwise, the dough will tear.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Cut shortening and butter into flour with a pastry blender or fork in a medium bowl until crumbly and mixture resembles small peas. Freeze 10 minutes.

Step 2

Make a well in center of flour mixture; add buttermilk, and stir with a fork just until dough comes together.

Step 3

Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface, and knead 8 to 10 times. Transfer dough to a heavily floured piece of wax paper about 18 inches long. Roll dough into a 14- x 10-inch rectangle.

Step 4

Spread dough with softened butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border. (Make sure butter is very soft, and spread it gently.) Stir together sugars and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Lift and tilt wax paper, and roll up dough, jelly-roll fashion, starting at 1 long side and using wax paper as a guide. Cut dough into 14 to 16 (1-inch-thick) slices. Place rolls in a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 9-inch round pan.

Step 5

Bake at 450° for 13 to 15 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes.

Step 6

Meanwhile, prepare Creamy Glaze, and drizzle over rolls.

Ratings & Reviews


August 04, 2016
This was a lot of work for a recipe that is just ok.  I'm not sure if I did something wrong, as I followed the recipe exactly as written.  The biscuits were not cooked through and after cooking them until they were done, they were too hard for my liking.  I think maybe a bigger pan should be used and cutting the dough into smaller pieces may help.