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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mrs._white 254125
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

"I used butter instead of shortening and they were great! Great flavor and I will definitely make again!"

Stephwelty 252600
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"Easy to make. I followed directions but had a bitter after taste from all the baking powder. Probably would not use again unless i cut back on baking powder."

djade1123 249265
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"

KookieB 248239
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!"

RTSW8078CJ 247221
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."

Aquarius_FairyTail 245596
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016


CharlottePenry 242700
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

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

dudley2011 231199
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

"These were perfect! The only thing I changed, was I sifted the dry ingredients, and baked them on my baking stone on the lowest rack. PERFECT! Thank you!"

missgloria967 218076
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"I thought the recipe was generally okay. However, I stuck the biscuits back in the oven a couple of times and they were still mushy on the inside. I thought the flavor was pretty bland, even for a biscuit. Regardless, they were all eaten. They just weren't as good as some recipes I have tried."

Marghee 71046
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"I used half butter and half lard. Delicious!!"

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