Biscuit Baking Mix Recipe
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Biscuit Baking Mix Recipe

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You need just four common pantry staples to put together this versatile mix. I use it in recipes that call for store-bought baking mix. It's the key to lightly browned biscuits as well as to chunky dumpling soup. —Tami Christman, Soda Springs, Idaho
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 9 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups shortening

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup mix: 159 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place or in the freezer for up to 8 months.
  2. Biscuit Baking Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes: Cinnamon-Sugar Scones, Flaky Italian Biscuits and Chicken Dumpling Soup. Yield: 12 cups.
Originally published as Biscuit Baking Mix in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p55

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cast_iron_king User ID: 1236761 268325
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2017

"I was in the middle of making an impossibly easy pie when I discovered I was out of baking mix. Taste of Home to the rescue! I really only needed one cup, so I cut the recipe in half. I threw all the ingredients into a food processor with the dough blade and just let it run until everything was mixed well. It worked perfectly and saved my dinner. I used the leftover mix for pancakes in the morning. Saying goodbye to the store-bought stuff!"

hkarow9713 User ID: 7604678 265637
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

"This was extremely easy to make and really tastes like the store bought mix! Iadequate pancakes with it this morning & the kids gobbled them up!"

Jellybug User ID: 53068 255125
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2016

"I tried this mix out and it was awesome. I plan to make several batches and give them out with several recipes in a pretty glass jar. Thank you so much Tami..."

MerilouK User ID: 6608172 227916
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"I make this with whole wheat pastry flour. Works great."

fourschmidts User ID: 8309138 225925
Reviewed May. 5, 2015

"It worked so I was happy! I still need to play around with it to perfect ratio for biscuits."

sgoodwin202 User ID: 7712309 219862
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"this is a very old recipe/idea. this is one of the first thing i was taught by my grandmother when I was a child. but for those that are learning how to cook its a good idea"

nita53 User ID: 6683792 57157
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"I would rather use the heart healthy biscuit baking you have a recipe or suggestions for making that?"

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 66742
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Great alternative to store-bought...and quick enough to mix up in a pinch if you "need" it for another recipe. I usually make mine in a food processor, but it's not necessary. I have to halve the recipe, most processors won't hold 9 c. of flour! Keeps well; can't tell the difference from store-bought. I like that I can modify the sodium content too; most mixes have LOADS of added salt."

raelynjs User ID: 5241852 143977
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"so easy to make... and so many uses... I love it! anything that calls for a store bought baking mix you can use this."

vicki8528 User ID: 4376566 56389
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"I needed some Bisquick for a recipe today and didn't have any so I made up this mix! It turned out so well. I used it to make my egg casserole and bicuits to go along with it! Both were a big hit!"

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