LILY BAKES: Cinnamon Biscuit Clusters

The latest from our resident kid baker
Lily Barnes

Lily Barnes is our 11-year-old resident kid baker. Each month she shares an original recipe that kids can make at home with their parents, plus a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to make your treat extra special. Here is Lily’s recipe for Lily’s Cinnamon Biscuit Clusters:


I chose to make Cinnamon Biscuit Clusters because they remind me of cinnamon rolls flavor but it is in a larger, biscuit form that can be shared with my family. I think it is fun to make at home because it can be used to go along with breakfast or as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream.—Lily


Biscuit Dough:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1½ tablespoons baking powder (aluminum free)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup half and half

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 
  • *Mix in a bowl and place to the side 

Caramel Sauce: 

  • 1½ cups melted butter 
  • 2 cups brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract 


  1. Dice cold butter into small pieces 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Add diced cold butter and combine into the flour mix. 
  4. Slowly add in half and half until a tight dough ball forms.
  5. Flatten out and cut small pieces that will be placed in the bowl with cinnamon sugar and coated. 
  6. Place pieces in a greased dish with brown sugar sprinkled on the bottom of the pan. 
  7. Once pieces are all in pan, cover with caramel sauce. 
  8. Bake in the oven at 350°F for 35 minutes or until the center is fully cooked. 
  9. Allow to cool before eating. Flip out of the pan and enjoy. Serve with vanilla ice cream as a dessert, or as a breakfast treat!

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