Fluffy Biscuits Recipe
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Fluffy Biscuits Recipe

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If you're looking for a flaky basic biscuit, this recipe is the best. These golden-brown rolls bake up tall, light and tender. Their mild flavor tastes even better when the warm biscuits are spread with butter or jam. —Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 166 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times. Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Fluffy Biscuits in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p35

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"Just made these biscuits and we really enjoyed them. My 3 year old daughter kept telling me I made yummy pancakes lol. Definitely a keeper"

Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"Just tried this recipe after looking online and trying many recipes.

They came out great and a keeper for sure. Easy! 5 * Glad I doubled it!"

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"These were really bad. I had to toss out the whole thing. All I could taste was bitter bitter baking soda. Is it really meant to have 4 tsp? This can't be right?!?

Omg- as I wrote this I realized my mistake. Baking powder!!!! I'll try again tomorrow."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016


Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"I have been making this recipe for years. I originally got it from Allrecipes.com. This is the only biscuit recipe I will use. I couldn't make biscuits worth beans before I found this recipe."

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