In preparation for gorging myself during Easter weekend, I really wanted to make something “Eastery”.  I came upon this recipe but wasn’t able to make them in time.  I made them up for the next weekend and almost ate them all.  Miraculously, I have a few left that are sitting at my desk, waiting to be devoured.

Easter Morning Biscuits | doomthings

Ingredients (adapted from Country Living):

  • 3 cups bread flour (can use all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar (can use light brown)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp mango-orange juice (or your favorite variety of orange juice!)


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. In an electric mixer, combine butter, the 1/3 cup honey, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, mix well.
  4. Add milk, vanilla, and the 2 tbsp orange juice until combined.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture until a soft dough forms.
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refridgerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces and roll into 8-inch-long ropes.
  8. Mold into desired shapes (I made the s-shape by coiling the ends until I liked how it looked).
  9. Place biscuits onto baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  10. While biscuits are baking, combine 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp orange juice in a small bowl and stir until smooth.
  11. Remove biscuits from oven, brush with glaze.
  12. Continue baking until golden, about 15 minutes.
  13. Serve warm with hot breakfast beverages!

These turned out a lot sweeter than I expected (which is dumb on my part, because there is honey, sugar, and orange juice in it, duh) and had almost a shortbread cookie texture, if a shortbread cookie were made into bread.  They are perfect for dipping in hot chocolate, coffee, or hot tea, warm from the oven.  They are also good re-heated.  Make them and see!  I’m going to finish up my last one right now.