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Maple Nut Cinnamon Twists




2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons soften butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
I double the filling!

Maple glaze
1 c. powder sugar
1 t. milk
1/2 t. maple flavoring


Heat oven to 450^. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt with fork. Cut in 1/2 c. butter, using pastry blender until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add 3/4 c. milk and stir with fork just until moistened.

On a lightly floured surface, kneed dough 10-12 times or until smooth. Pat or roll dough into a 15 x 9 in rectangle. In a small bowl, stir all filling ingredients until well mixed.  Fold dough lengthwise in half to make a 15 x4 inch rectangle. Cut rectangle crosswise into 15- 1 inch wide strips. Holding a strip at each end twist in opposite directions twice. Place twisted strip 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet pressing both ends down.
Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately gentle remove from cookie sheet and cool on rack.

In a small bowl, stir together the glaze ingredients, adding milk slowly a little at a time. only add enough milk to so glaze is thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over the top of the warm biscuits. Serve warm or cooled.