Easy Hot Cross Buns

Easy Hot Cross Buns
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Treat yourself to hot cross buns for breakfast with this easy recipe. Drizzle homemade icing with cinnamon sugar and raisins over buttermilk biscuits for a delectable treat.Recipe courtesy of McCormick
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Easy Hot Cross Buns
Total time: 30 minutes
  • 1 package (8 count) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 teaspoon mccormick® cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 5 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Gently stretch each biscuit into 4-inch circle.
  3. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar in small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon mixture and 1 tablespoon raisins over half of each biscuit.
  5. Fold over plain biscuit half onto raisin half.
  6. Fold again, pinching edges to seal.
  7. Gently shape into a ball.
  8. Repeat with remaining biscuits.
  9. Place buns in lightly greased 9-inch cake pan, evenly spacing them apart.
  10. Brush bun tops with beaten egg.
  11. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Remove buns onto cooling rack; cool completely.
  13. Mix confectioners’ sugar and water in small bowl.
  14. Spoon into small resealable plastic bag.
  15. Cut a small piece from one of the bottom corners of bag.
  16. Close bag tightly then pipe the shape of an X on top of each bun.