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Baking Powder Biscuits

When I was growing up, mother made these wonderful baking powder biscuits often. Some time ago, I consulted her box of old recipes and was delighted to find this childhood favorite. Now these warm and tender biscuits are a special treat for my family, too. —Catherine Yoder, Bertha, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 biscuits


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


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. floured biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 206 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Ronny
    May 10, 2019

    They are fabulous and easy to make

  • lvarner
    Aug 2, 2015

    This is my favorite biscuit recipe. The egg makes this recipe a bit different from other recipes. They are so good!

  • milltownt
    Dec 2, 2014

    Husband & I loved them. Better than the ones they taught us to make in Home Economics in high school.

  • TamedStorm
    Feb 22, 2010

    I found it a little too sweet. Next time I think I'd do without the sugar. As I was making it I added a little more flour because it was too moist. The texture turned out fine.

  • lisaandmilly
    Oct 6, 2009

    Excellent biscuits. Very short. I added a touch more sugar to make it more of a biscuit with tea.

  • bizzeebee
    Nov 5, 2006

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