Copycat KFC Cinnabon Biscuits

Fluffy biscuits covered in a brown sugar glaze topped with cream cheese frosting drizzle.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 biscuits


For the Biscuits

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Baking powder
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Shortening

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Stick Unsalted butter
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 Stick Unsalted butter
  • 2 Oz Softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Milk


For the Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Sift dry ingredients into large bowl.

  3. Make a well and add milk and shortening. Mix together and cut in shortening with hands.

  4. Turn over onto well-floured surface and knead about 8 times.

  5. Bake for 10-13 minutes until tops are lightly browned.

For the Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze

  1. Cook sugar, brown sugar, and water over medium heat in sauce pan. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.

  2. Allow to reach slightly boiling and light brown in color, then turn down to low heat.

  3. Add butter and cinnamon. Whisk until butter is completely incorporated. The glaze should be a runny caramel cinnamon sauce.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.

  2. Add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time, beating on high between additions.

  3. Add vanilla, lemon juice, and milk and beat until creamy and smooth.

To Assemble Biscuits

  1. Place biscuits on a cooling rack with parchment paper or baking sheet underneath.

  2. Drizzle and coat the biscuits with the cinnamon glaze.

  3. Allow to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Drizzle with frosting.

  4. Eat immediately.