Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

I have always loved Hardees cinnamon and raisin biscuits and about the only place I can ever find them at is back home in Tennessee. Lucky for me we have Hardees here in Saudi Arabia right down the road and yes, they have them. I sure was happy about that. After sending my husband out in the cold every morning to get me some I decided I would just make my own. This recipe actually tasted even better then Hardees did. This recipe is fluffier and more delicious in every way.

2 cups self rising flour
6 tablespoons shortening
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins

1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and sugar. Blend in shortening with a fork until mixture is fine. Add milk and raisins; blend well with hands until dough forms. On a well-floured surface, Flour top and pat down with hands until 1/2-inch thick. Cut with 2-inch cutter or glass and place on greased baking pan. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

2. Frost with powdered sugar glaze icing. (recipe below)

Yields: 8

Powder Sugar Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk (more if needed)

1. Mix milk into sugar. Add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed to achieve desired consistency. (I like to heat mine lightly, this is optional) Drizzle on biscuits.

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