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Orange Biscuits

These biscuits are a special treat with a ham dinner, but they're also delicious just by themselves. They're often requested by my five children and seven grandchildren. I've been enjoying them since the 1940's. —Winifred Brown, Wilmette, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a saucepan, combine orange juice, 1/2 cup sugar, butter and orange zest. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Divide among 12 muffin cups; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in milk until mixture forms a ball. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 1 minute. Roll into a 9-in. square, about 1/2-in. thick. Brush with melted butter.
  • Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over butter. Roll up. Cut into 12 slices, about 3/4 in. thick. Place slices, cut side down, over orange mixture in muffin cups. Bake at 450° for 12-16 minutes. Cool for 2-3 minutes; remove from pan.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 209 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • azzarria7
    Oct 27, 2017

    To littlewind53: It seems to indicate that one has rolled out the dough into a square and topped with the melted butter. Then combine the cinnamon ( last ingredient) with the 1/4 c. of remaining sugar(from the 3/4 cup that was divided at the top of instructions). Then you roll the dough and slice.

  • littlewind53
    Sep 10, 2013

    These sound delish and I want to try them, but I have a question about step 3. "Sprinkle cinnamon over butter. Roll up." Seems there is only MELTED butter left at the end of ingredient list, so what are we to roll up? Please clarify. Thanks.