Biscuits For Two Recipe
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Biscuits For Two Recipe

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"A friend shared this recipe with me," writes Sylvia McCoy from Lees Summit, Missouri. "I think the biscuits taste wonderful warm from the oven."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 494 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 1121mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  2. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 4 biscuits.
Originally published as Biscuits For Two in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p16

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"These were exactly what I was looking for when I wanted a side to my chili last night. They were perfect. I cut mine a bit thinner to stretch the servings, and next time I'll do 1/2 inch as the recipe suggests. I added 1/4 tsp garlic powder because I love garlic. I think these would also be excellent with a touch of shredded cheddar baked in too. I highly recommend these."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"These are so easy and really really tasty with butter melting over the hot biscuit. The recipe is a definite do again and again and agian.


Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"My husband thought these were the best biscuits he'd ever eaten...and he is a huge bread fan. I did use butter instead of shorting and they turned out so good!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"i must have cut mine thinnner because i got 10 biscuits... but they were delish... boyfriend loved em!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"I've been making these biscuits for a couple of years now and wouldn't think of going back to canned! They are delicious and turn out light and fluffy every time. Last night I made them with the butter flavored shortening and let them sit a few minutes before baking and they rose even higher. My husband has only one "word" for these, mmmmmmmmm."

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