Cocoa Buttermilk Biscuits with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

These are what you make when you want everyone’s eyes to pop out of their heads at breakfast. And they taste as delicious as they look.

Original recipe from How Sweet It Is

makes 12-15 biscuits

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup brown sugar + 2 tablespoons

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) cold butter, cut into pieces

1 1/4 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder and soda, and whisk until combined. Using a fork, pastry blender or your hands, add butter pieces to the flour and mix until coarse little crumbles remain. Add buttermilk and vanilla, stirring with a spoon until just combined, not overmixing. Use your hands if needed to bring the dough together.

Use  1/4 cup measure to drop batter onto a nonstick baking sheet, or press dough on a sheet of parchment paper or cutting board, then using a biscuit cutter to shape the dough into rounds. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until biscuits are set and slightly golden on the edges. Serve immediately.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

Add all ingredients in a bowl and mash until combined!

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