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Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Cinnamon Raisin BiscuitsThese light, golden, cinnamon flavored biscuits full of plump raisins and lightly drizzled with a simple icing, are wonderful served fresh from the oven for breakfast or brunch!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk

1. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins. Add the buttermilk and stir just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 6 times. Roll to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter.

2. Place on a greased baking sheet with sides slightly touching. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

3. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk; drizzle over the biscuits. Serve warm.Makes 12 biscuits.

Nutrition information: 1 biscuit = 1 serving. Each serving contains: 179 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.