photo by Glane23
From my research, I found that this recipe can be hard to make from scratch. It’s usually made with a sweet yeast dough or Danish pastry dough and I think it takes a few tries to finally get it right. The butter has to be room temperature and what not, but if you want to make this treat quick, take the semi-homemade technique and start off with biscuits!
The filling, topping and the glaze is the homemade part and you can alter these parts with whatever you like to make this recipe your own!
I have two types of glazes that you can try it or do a mixture of the two. You’ll find them right below the recipe. Hope you try it!
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup raisins
2 (12 oz.) cans refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet. In small bowl, combine cream cheese, marmalade, and raisins; blend well. Separate dough into 20 biscuits. Press or roll each biscuit to a 4-inch circle.
Spoon 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture on center of 10 of the biscuits; top with remaining biscuits. Press edges with fork to seal; cut five 1/2-inch slits, 1 inch apart around 1 side of each biscuit to resemble a bear claw. Dip biscuits in topping.
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
In small bowl, combine almonds and sugar. Dip top of each biscuit in orange juice; sprinkle with almond mixture. Place biscuits on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Add the glaze.
2 tablespoons coffee, brewed
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Stir the coffee into the sugar, adding more, a few drops at a time, as needed. The icing is of the proper consistency when it coats the back of the spoon. Drizzle over warm twists and serve.
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk
Mix the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk together to make glaze.