Cinnamon Pecan Biscuit Twists

Cinnamon Pecan Biscuit Twists are great for breakfast or brunch. #SweetEatsHolidayTreats

There is a fast food chain that makes a version of these and I love them. But the closest location is about 20 minutes from where I live so I don’t get my fix that often.

So I decided to try making them at home. They don’t taste exactly like the restaurant version but it’s close enough for me and now I can have them whenever the craving hit.

Cinnamon Pecan Biscuit Twists

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Micha M


for the biscuits:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 12 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup, cubed
  • 1 cup milk

For the filling:

  • 2 Tablespoons very soft butter
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour through the cream of tartar.
  3. Using a pastry blender cut in the butter until a coarse crumb forms.
  4. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add in the milk. Stir until dough comes together.
  5. Dump on to a lightly floured surface and knead about five times.
  6. Pat or roll into a large rectangle about 1/4 of an inch thick
  7. Spread half of the dough with the butter.
  8. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the butter. Top with the pecans.
  9. Fold dough in half and cut in strips about 1 inch wide.
  10. Twist and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and no longer doughy.

For the glaze:

  1. Whisk together the sugar and milk until desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle over hot twists.

Recipe Notes

Dough recipe adapted from Money Saving Mom

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  1. If I don’t have cream of tartar what raising agent should I sub with? These look so yummy, thinking I must make these soon!

    • I’m not sure what you can use since everything I looked up on substitutes used baking powder as one. Since this recipe already uses it I’m not sure,

  2. These are going on my must make list! I think I would have a hard time not eating all of them!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at Good Taste Tuesday on

  3. These sound so good! Throw a glaze on anything and it’s good, but HOMEMADE biscuit twists? Yum!


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