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Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits + Recipe Round-up +Holiday Link-Up

Hello Friends and Merry Christmas!

I have been toying with the idea of doing a holiday goodies link-up for quite some time now and I’ve decided to just go for it!

I will share with you some holiday friendly recipes and then YOU get to link your yummy eats to this post!  You can also feel free to share any holiday decorating tips or posts!  The more links the merrier! :-)

I also have been wanting to share the pumpkin biscuits I made over Thanksgiving.  I went a little pumpkin crazy this year, but hey, tis the season right?

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Biscuits 
Modified from the Novice Chef featured on my Friday Five Foodie Finds

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup crisco shortening 
  • 4 tablespoons butter, little colder than room temp (sitting out 30 min to an hour)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin (or sweet potato), chilled 
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (I used soy milk with a little lemon flavoring since I had no buttermilk)

How To:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.  (Please Please Please note that parchment paper is not the same as waxed paper.  I learned this the hard way…the waxed paper will smoke and turn the whole house hazy.  Good times.)
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream together shortening and 4 tablespoons butter. Mix in brown sugar until smooth. Add flour mixture, with mixer on low, until small peas of dough form. This will take a few minutes. 
  4. Carefully add in the pureed pumpkin and slowly pour in the buttermilk (or milk with lemon).
  5. Mix until the dough just comes together, do not over mix, and then turn onto a generously floured surface. Using the palms of your hands, gently pat the dough into a 1/2 inch thick disk. Using a 1 1/2 inch biscuit round cutter, cut out biscuits and place them on the lined baking sheet.  (You can also use a simple glass or mug.)
  6. Carefully rework the leftover dough back into a disk and cut out biscuits once more. Your second batch of biscuits will never be as fluffy as your first batch. Each time you work with the dough, you press out more air.
  7. Generously brush the tops of each biscuit with melted butter and sprinkle with additional cinnamon & sugar. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until slightly browned.

The dough was a bit messy but that’s the best part about making biscuits isn’t it? ;-)

I used margarine and cinnamon sugar for the tops which was a perfect compliment to the warm flaky biscuits.

I have so many get-togethers coming up that I want to bring treats to…it’s kind of crazy actually.

This Tuesday for my bible study we are having a gift exchange (white elephant style) of “As Seen on TV” presents.  That is bound to be interesting, yes?  Me and the BF picked a couple of things out such as the whisk that stirs on its own.  I kind of want that…maybe I will somehow end up with that gift? ;-)

I will be bringing the rest of my Holiday Cake Pops to share with everyone and I am super proud of the way they turned out!

So as we are days away from Christmas, here are a few more of Holiday worthy foods/treats.  Enjoy! :-)

You can also check out my Recipes and Ideas Tab for more…recipes and ideas! ;-)

Link-up Rules:

  1. Feel free to post as many holiday related links as you’d like! (Although recipes are preferred you may also post DIY ideas and holiday decoration posts as well!)
  2. Post my button on your blog somewhere (in a post, on the side of your blog) to let people know you were here! :-)
  3. Have fun and check out other posts!

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Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas and I can’t wait to see what you all share!

*~Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut~*
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Over-sharing blogger. NASM certified personal trainer. Future dietitian. Semi-healthy baker. Flawed but forgiven. Runner. Firm believer that lifestyle changes trump any fad diet! (Click here for the long version.)

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