Copycat Bojangles Cinnamon Biscuits
I have been so excited to share these Copycat Bojangles Cinnamon Biscuits with you! Those biscuits are some of my favorites of all time and being able to make them at home has made all my biscuit dreams come true!
While that may seem a bit over-the-top, it’s for real. Bojangles is a fried chicken fast food restaurant, but sadly it’s only on the East Coast, primarily in the South. So while you may not have heard of it, if you are ever near one, you must try it – and get the fries! OMG! The best seasoning!
And I’d tell you to also get the cinnamon biscuits, but sadly they got rid of them many years ago. 🙁 🙁 🙁
My life was over on that sad, sad day. I almost boycotted right then and there. A soft, buttery, amazing biscuit soaked with a cinnamon filling and smothered in vanilla glaze icing? I mean, YEA! Why would you ever stop making them?!
They switched to a cinnamon pecan twist and it just wasn’t the same.
The cinnamon biscuits didn’t leave the stores all at once. You could still find them sometimes. I remember when the hubs and I were in college and were driving out to the coast of North Carolina, we happened to see one and I made him stop just to check and see if they still had the biscuits. They did and I got several. 🙂
But now they really are gone. For good.
But not totally because now I made them! Finally! Sorry for my over-exhuberance, but really you need to join the excitement. They are worth it. I’ve been wanting to make a copycat version since the blog began just over 3 years ago and I’m glad I finally did! It took so long in part because I was afraid of biscuits, but I have to tell you they aren’t hard to make. Don’t be afraid!
To prove it, I took pictures of the process for you. Allow me to break it down:
1. Start by adding your flour, baking powder, powdered sugar, cinnamon, butter and shortening to a bowl. I know some aren’t big fans of shortening. You can replace it with butter, but I tried it both ways and thought it was better with a mix of both. Your call.
2. Cut the butter and shortening into the dry ingredients until you just have little bits of butter left, between the size of a small pea and a grain of rice.
3. Make a little hole in the center of your flour mixture, then pour the buttermilk into that hole and use a wooden spoon to cover it with the flour mixture.
4. Fold ingredients together until just combined. Don’t over mix.
5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 2-3 times, then spread to desired thickness. Mine was big enough to cut 4 biscuits the first time, then about 2 more the second time. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits.
6. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet, then press a little dent/hole in the center of the biscuit.
7. Fill the hole with about 1 tablespoon of cinnamon filling.
Then bake those babies! And when they are done, brush them with some melted butter, then cover them in vanilla glaze! To die for!
If you’ve never tried Bojangles before, you’ll want to after trying these babies. Any place that came up with biscuits as amazing as these can’t possibly be bad.
Copycat Bojangles Cinnamon Biscuits
- Yield: 6 Biscuits
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 cups self rising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup salted butter, very cold, cubed*
- 1/4 cup butter flavored shortening, very cold, cubed
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
Half of the butter will be used in the biscuits and the other half is melted for brushing over the top of the baked biscuits.